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#98591 - 01/16/05 01:57 PM GFI / washing machines
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Question
Why not require GFI receptacles for washing machines ?
We need them on spas,hot tubs, garages, basements commercial kitchens, 6' from sinks, outside etc etc.
Why not the 4' tall x 3' wide x 3' deep box of steel we fill to the top with water
Think about it

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#98592 - 01/16/05 02:04 PM Re: GFI / washing machines
iwire Offline
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IMO it will eventually be required.

I believe most of the present GFCI locations have had a 'body count' available to justify the requirement.

If someone can show the need by way of electrocutions from washing machines it would probably get into the NEC.

Quote:
6' from sinks


That is not all sinks, only 'wet bar sinks'
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#98593 - 01/16/05 02:11 PM Re: GFI / washing machines
iwire Offline
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Thread moved to NEC & other Code issues.

Please respond there.

Thanks Bob
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