Laundry Room GFCI


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Old 01-18-13, 04:18 PM
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Laundry Room GFCI

I was just reading some ancient posts concering the requirement of a GFCI in a landry room. Is that still the case even when there is not sink, just washer/dryer?
 
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Old 01-18-13, 06:29 PM
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I'd be interested to hear what some of the master electricians here say but looking at the California code, you aren't required to put a GFCI in a laundry room. You are required to protect all outlets within 6 feet of the edge of a laundry room sink with a GFCI. Now, if there is a condition about the room that would lead it to be a damp or wet location, then you might need to use GFCI anyway.

NY might be a little different. CA is still on the 2008 NEC.
 
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Old 01-18-13, 06:32 PM
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Yes......I'm fairly certain that hasn't changed. If there is no sink then a GFI receptacle is not required.
 
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Old 01-18-13, 07:04 PM
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UNLESS.....the laundry room is unfinished as in an unfinished basement, then GFCI protection would be required.
 
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Old 01-18-13, 09:49 PM
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"All codes is local."

That said, the NEC does not require any GFCI protection in a laundry room. It does require it within 6' of the closer edge of any sink, including a laundry sink.
 
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Old 01-19-13, 10:49 AM
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Thanks for the clarification. The original posts I was reading was from year 2000.
 
 

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