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Laundry room GFCI? #83427
01/30/03 05:46 PM
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Redsy  Offline OP
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A new home has a single receptacle for the washing machine. The owner has been unplugging it to use the iron. The laundry sink is next to the washer (obviously). GFCI protection is not called for in 210.8. The receptacle can be replaced with a duplex. Should a GFCI be installed, anyway?
(I'm thinking yes.)

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Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83428
01/30/03 09:40 PM
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GFCI gets my vote !


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Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83429
01/30/03 09:48 PM
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smokey  Offline
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i second that motion gfci being that they are using the receptacle for iron next to sink how close to sink is receptacle??

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83430
01/31/03 03:14 AM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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...and how close is the iron to the sink!!!

Does a washing machine tend to trip GFCIs?

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83431
01/31/03 06:43 AM
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Redsy  Offline OP
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The sink is next to the washer. The iron will only be as far as the cord will allow.
I know the thoughts behind GFCI on washers & refrigerators, but I've also heard that the motors are required to pass strict ground leakage tests, which would keep the "trickle" belolw GFCI thresholds.
That said, I'd rather try a GFCI on a washer than a refrigerator where the food would spoil if a tripped GFCI was left unnoticed.

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83432
01/31/03 06:51 AM
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sparky  Online Content
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I'd vote yes also, with consideration of placement.

It would be nice to have the GFI visible above the washer, or a nearby GFI breaker in the panel.

just a thought......

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83433
02/03/03 10:39 PM
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All I can think is that Water + Electricity = GFCI. A little CYA goes a long way.


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Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83434
02/04/03 01:49 PM
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Elzappr  Offline
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The outlet is readily accessible and its normal use is for both ironing as well as for the washer. I don't see any way around the requirement for garage outlet gfci protection. If its not in the garage, then I don't see any requirement for a gfci. But I would put one in anyway!

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83435
02/22/03 07:30 AM
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Sparks30  Offline
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I have a GFI on my washing machine. I've lived here for two years and have not had it trip once. Hope this helps with your decision.

Re: Laundry room GFCI? #83436
02/22/03 02:27 PM
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harold endean  Offline
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If the question comes down to A) Is it required? or B) Would I install a GFCI? Then most people who know the dangers of electricity would put the GFCI in this location. However it might not be required as per the NEC.

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