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Old 01-18-06, 06:33 PM
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Is it wise to run 1 Dbl outlet on a circuit for a washer/dryer.

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Old 01-18-06, 09:44 PM
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Are you asking if it is wise to put just one duplex outlet on a circuit for just the washer? If that is the question, the answer is yes. The cable should be 14 ga., the breaker 15 amp. You can plug the washer and a gas dryer into the outlet.
 
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Old 01-19-06, 04:28 AM
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Tearflop,

I have split your question to a new thread. Please start a new thread for new questions.

In the US laundry circuits must be 20 amp circuits, which means 12 gage wire. Laundry circuits can serve the laundry area receptacles, but no place else.

I don't know if that answers your question or not.
 

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Old 01-19-06, 08:54 AM
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I stand corrected. I knew that when I posted, but it did not register in my brain. Sorry for the misinformation on circuit size.
 
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I'm not doubting that a 20A receptacle for the laundry is the right way to go, but I can't find that requirement in the NEC.

210.52 This section provides requirements for 125-volt, 15- and 20-ampere receptacle outlets...

210.52(F) Laundry Areas. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle outlet shall be installed for the laundry.

Is there another article that specifies the receptacle must be 20 amp?
 
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Old 01-19-06, 09:42 AM
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Ben,

See 210.11(C)(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one additional 20-ampere branch circuit shall be provided to supply the laundry receptacle outlet(s) required by 210.52(F). This circuit shall have no other outlets.
 
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Thanks. That's what I was looking for.
 
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