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#93005 04/27/05 11:57 AM
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Not to sound like too old a guy but, the primary use of a laundry outlet when I was starting out was for the electric iron, with the washing machine secondary.
Even today with the stackable washer/dryers an outlet for an iron in the area of the laundry equipment is needed.
Laundry circuit 20 amp. 120 volt.
The 240 volt circuit is the one that is NOT required.

If it was easy, anyone could do it.
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#93006 04/27/05 12:03 PM
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Is this a laundry in a closet or a laundry in a large room?

There is no reason for a 120v circuit if there is no room to use it in.

#93007 04/27/05 03:13 PM
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Alan- of all the comments here on the need for a laundry circuit, yours makes the most sense. Just don't tell the lady of the house your providing a receptacle so she can iron clothes [Linked Image]

George Little
#93008 04/28/05 02:25 PM
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Hello to all, long time reader first time poster.

These sections confuse me. On one hand 210.11 © (2) requires that you need a 20a branch circuit for the laundry, so you would think that it is for the washer and (gas) dryer. But in 210.52 (F) ex 1 states in an apt. or multi a family dwelling where laundry facilities are provided on premises and are available to all building occupants a laundry receptacle is not required. Where do you plug in the washer & dryer? So what is the branch circuit for, a convince outlet for the laundry room, or a circuit for the washer and dryer. I cant believe it can be both because if the washer and dryer are running at the same time you don’t have room for much else.

After posting I now realize that the exception is for the unit itself in the building. I guess you learn from just posting here. Its nice to look like an idiot on your first post. [Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by bonding jumper (edited 04-28-2005).]

#93009 04/29/05 01:42 PM
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When the stackable washer & dryer are in a closet the 120 V laundry outlet could be located facing into a hallway, etc. where an ironing board could be located. 210.52 (F) refers to the laundry areas. Not a specific room.

While you may have never seen someone operating an electric iron, ask them if they have one. You will be suprised by the response.

I have to admit, my wife got out the iron after Thanksgiving a few years ago and set up in the dinning room to iron the table cloth. Then she got out the 16/2 extension cord because the cord on the iron wasn't long enough.

She thought my shouting was in bad taste.

[This message has been edited by Alan Nadon (edited 04-29-2005).]

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