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Old 02-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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(C) Dwelling Units.
(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. 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.

I have a gas dryer next to the WM.. can I use that circuit to power the dryer receptacle..

Would a dryer receptacle be considered part of the "laundry" since it is in the same room/location..

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Old 02-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #2
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(C) Dwelling Units.
(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. 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.

I have a gas dryer next to the WM.. can I use that circuit to power the dryer receptacle..

Would a dryer receptacle be considered part of the "laundry" since it is in the same room/location..

I think the S on outlet(s) saves you.

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I install a dedicated citcuit for washer. In your case i would install circuit for the motor on dryer-120v. I also usually install another cicuit for ironing in laundry room.

as far as I know gas dryer only needs 120v
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(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. 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.



210.52(F): Laundry Areas. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle
outlet
shall be installed for the laundry.




"Laundry" is not defined. In short, you can install another recep for such things as ironing boards, etc.
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I don't want to add another circuit.. only use the laundry circuit to supply receptacle for gas dryer..
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I don't want to add another circuit.. only use the laundry circuit to supply receptacle for gas dryer..
Not a problem. Do it all the time. Never had a problem.
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(2) Laundry Branch Circuits. 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.



210.52(F): Laundry Areas. In dwelling units, at least one receptacle
outlet
shall be installed for the laundry.

"Laundry" is not defined. In short, you can install another recep for such things as ironing boards, etc.
So you can use laundry circuit to supply power for an ironing board receptacle..
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I agree with 480.

I agree with BBQ, who agrees with 480.
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I agree with BBQ, who agrees with 480.
It says.. This circuit shall have no other outlets... now 480 is adding another receptacle off that circuit for an iron..
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Id go by the ampacity draw of the two machines combined. My belief is that by the wording of the code its ok to share that circuit with the dryer.
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It says.. This circuit shall have no other outlets... now 480 is adding another receptacle off that circuit for an iron..
No other outlets, as in no other outlets than laundry area receptacles.
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It says.. This circuit shall have no other outlets... now 480 is adding another receptacle off that circuit for an iron..

at least one receptacle

This is how I take it.

I think you can have more, but it has to be for the laundry.

An iron is laundry. No?
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No other outlets, as in no other outlets than laundry area receptacles.
I got it.. but it seems like another gray area an inspector would have a problem with..
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How many outlets do you need for your washer & dryer, fer cryin' out loud?

Again.... "laundry" is not defined. So it is not defined as "to serve the washing machine & gas dryer only."
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It says.. This circuit shall have no other outlets... now 480 is adding another receptacle off that circuit for an iron..
So it goes for bath circuits. And SABCs. Do you install a single receptacle for each circuit on those?
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deleted, don't want sybil saying I stole something. hope it helped clear up things B4T

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I don't want to add another circuit.. only use the laundry circuit to supply receptacle for gas dryer..

That's compliant.
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