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GFI / washing machines #98591
01/16/05 05:57 PM
01/16/05 05:57 PM
luckyshadow  Offline OP
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 315
Maryland USA
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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Re: GFI / washing machines #98592
01/16/05 06:04 PM
01/16/05 06:04 PM
iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
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.

6' from sinks

That is not all sinks, only 'wet bar sinks'

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Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Re: GFI / washing machines #98593
01/16/05 06:11 PM
01/16/05 06:11 PM
iwire  Offline
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Thread moved to NEC & other Code issues.

Please respond there.

Thanks Bob [Linked Image]

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