Laundry circuits per 2008 NEC

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Laundry circuits per 2008 NEC

I am building my new home in TN. The 2008 NEC is the inspectors rule book for my eventual inspection approval. If I have read it correctly it appears the Laundry room and everything in it except for an electric dryer must be on a single dedicated circuit. No sharing even if there is plenty of space. Here's my question; doesn't anyone know the reason or logic to this mandate?
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Oops. I meant only the plug receptacles-not the lights
 
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They wanted capacity for the washer and iron without needing to worry about other areas reducing capacity.
 
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I think you're being a little too specific. It says that at least one GFCI protected 20A 120V circuit shall be installed for the laundry area. The implication of course is that circuit is to be used for laundry appliances, but it is not a "dedicated" circuit, nor does it mean you can't have other circuits in the area, nor does it even precisely define what the laundry area is.

BTW, the new horizontal washers with high speed extraction cycles actually do use up a 20A circuit.
 
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