laundry wash machine amps

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Old 04-28-04, 11:23 PM
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laundry wash machine amps

remodeling an old house. box upgraded but guy used almost all #14. no dedicated circut to washmachine recepticle and it's not grounded - it only runs a fluorescent fixture. do i need to install a dedicated #12 circut.
 
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Old 04-29-04, 09:43 AM
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To meet today's codes, you need a 20-amp circuit serving laundry area receptacles, and this circuit may serve nothing but laundry area receptacles. And of course, a d20-amp circuit needs 12-gauge copper wire. And of course it must have a equipment grounding conductor back to the panel.

This rule is a simple one covered by most home wiring books. Sounds like you need one (or more). Start with the $5 green paperback "Wiring Simplified" available in the electrical aisle of your local Home Depot.
 
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