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#72864 - 12/11/06 08:31 PM Washing machine  
Sparks30  Offline
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Ran a new circuit 20 amp for washer,is there any code stating that it must be a dedicted circuit.Thanks Also how about the 220 and 120 volt wires being taped together for about half the run to a pvc pipe. Is this considered bundling.

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#72865 - 12/11/06 08:43 PM Re: Washing machine  
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210.11(C)(2):

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In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one additional 20-ampere branch circuit shall be provided to supply the laundry receptacle outlet(s) required by 210.52(F). This circuit shall have no other outlets.


#72866 - 12/11/06 08:47 PM Re: Washing machine  
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Thanks I missed that article. I did not do this work, another company did and the inspector pasted it. I am friends with the head inspector, just looking want somebacking when I talk to him about his help.


#72867 - 12/11/06 09:29 PM Re: Washing machine  
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I read 210-11(C)2 as requiring a dedicated circuit for the laundry outlet(s) but 210-52(F) says you can have more than one outlet on this circuit. It just can't leave the laundry area.


#72868 - 12/11/06 10:08 PM Re: Washing machine  
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If you have a laundry sink within six feet of the edge the dedicated laundry circuit(210.11(C)(2) has to be GFCI protected. 210.8(7).

Ken


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#72869 - 12/11/06 10:34 PM Re: Washing machine  
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gfci for the washer only if it is a duplex. It should be a single receptacle. Then it is a fixed appliance? And they won't have to call me to reset GFCI when it tripps [Linked Image]

Ob


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#72870 - 12/11/06 10:41 PM Re: Washing machine  
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There is no relief for a single appliance if the receptacle is within 6' of the sink.

Taped together for more than 2' is "bundled" but if you are using a 90c conductor you are still within the ampacity when you derate to 80%.


Greg Fretwell

#72871 - 12/11/06 11:24 PM Re: Washing machine  
Sparks30  Offline
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There is no sink, just a washer and dryer. They want to use the duplex that is on the washer for a mini fridge and exhaust fan for the bathroom in the next room.

The wires that are taped together are #10-3 romex and #12-2 romex.


#72872 - 12/12/06 12:25 AM Re: Washing machine  
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No dice on the exhaust fan and fridge in the next room. The circuit can't leave the laundry area or room for anything.


---Ed---

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#72873 - 12/12/06 07:36 AM Re: Washing machine  
Sparks30  Offline
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The fridge is n the same room.


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