New washing machine circuit

Old 11-14-08, 11:58 AM
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New washing machine circuit

I'm moving my washer to a different location I'll have a couple of lights and three wall plugs in that same room what size of circuit breaker and wire should i use?
Old 11-14-08, 12:36 PM
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Use #12/2g NM-B Romex cable and a 20A breaker. Receptacles should have GFCI protection.
Old 11-14-08, 01:03 PM
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The NEC has specific requirements for receptacles in the laundry area. Not only, as Ben says, must such receptacles be on a 20-amp circuit, lighting is not allowed on this same circuit, nor are receptacles outside the laundry area.

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