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OESC Gas Dryer in Laundry Room seperate circuit requirement.

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Hi Folks. I am in the process of finishing my rough in for new construction dwelling unit. In Laundry room Installed 4 11/16 box with 10/3 nmd for Electric Dryer as per OESC 26-744 2)
Also roughed in for two additional Receptacle as per
26-720 e) at least one duplex receptacle shall be provided
i) in each space where the complete plumbing is installed to accommodate a washing machine;
ii) in each laundry room, in addition to any receptacle specified in Item i);

Homeowner changed Electric 240v dryer to Gas dryer, trying to find code reference if Gas dryer would need a dedicated circuit 120v 15amp Receptacle with arc fault breaker.

Also in basement utility room there is a requirement for Gas water heater and Gas boiler. Gas boiler equipment is not on site yet and as per hvac guy who is going to install it later, it requires a regular 15amp receptacle.
As per OESC Bulletins, i can tap Gas water heater Receptacle from Utility room Receptacle(Installed beside panel)

Do i have to feed Gas boiler with a seperate circuit alongwith arc fault breaker. If someone can hook me up with code reference for gas boiler. BTW Gas boiler is for floor heating. Thanks in advance.
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If the dryer will be brand new, the manual may state that for warranty purposes, it must be on a dedicated circuit...

But I see them plugged into the washer receptacle all the time.

If you install a dedicated receptacle for the dryer (whether you run a 14/2nmd or put a 1 gang plaster ring on the 4 11/16" box and use the 10/3) it will need AFCI protection.

The boiler stuff, I cannot comment on. I'd install AFCI protection, because it's not the primary heat source for the building.

Sent from my new phone. Autocorrect may have changed stuff.
 

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do i have to feed gas boiler with a seperate circuit alongwith arc fault breaker. if someone can hook me up with code reference for gas boiler. Btw gas boiler is for floor heating. Thanks in advance.
26-800 & 28-806 1)
 
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I have always interpreted the CEC as one washer receptacle on its own circuit and one other receptacle circuit (one or more receptacles) in a laundry room.
From ESA in Ontario’s website.

Question
Does the Code permit other receptacles in the laundry room to be connected to the washing machine circuit?
Answer
Yes, the Code permits all the outlets in a laundry room to be on the same circuit. The Code does not permit outlets outside of the laundry room to be connected to that circuit.

Rules 26-652, 26-720.

Reference Ontario Electrical Safety Code 27th Edition/2018
 

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From ESA in Ontario’s website.

Question
Does the Code permit other receptacles in the laundry room to be connected to the washing machine circuit?
Answer
Yes, the Code permits all the outlets in a laundry room to be on the same circuit. The Code does not permit outlets outside of the laundry room to be connected to that circuit.

Rules 26-652, 26-720.

Reference Ontario Electrical Safety Code 27th Edition/2018
Different than the CEC.
 

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Around here what I see done a lot is run one 20 amp, 120 volt circuit for both the washer and gas dryer. NEC says one 20 amp circuit for the laundry area. However many upscale gas dryers draw 12 amps or more and the matching washer draws 10 amps. When I was an inspector I use to fail this. The electrician said he cannot control what is plugged into the receptacles so I had to get there before the appliances were delivered.
 

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Different than the CEC.
No actually it’s word for word the same as the CEC. What I posted is just from a “question/answer” section on the ESA Ontario website where you can ask for clarification.

The CEC does not say a washing machine can not be on with other outlets in the laundry room.

26-652(b) at least one branch circuit shall be provided solely for receptacles installed in the laundry room or in a space where the complete plumbing is installed to accommodate a washing machine;
 

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No actually it’s word for word the same as the CEC. What I posted is just from a “question/answer” section on the ESA Ontario website where you can ask for clarification.

The CEC does not say a washing machine can not be on with other outlets in the laundry room.

26-652(b) at least one branch circuit shall be provided solely for receptacles installed in the laundry room or in a space where the complete plumbing is installed to accommodate a washing machine;
26-652(b) is really sketchy.
 

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26-652(b) is really sketchy.
Clear as mud for me.

Basically it’s saying that receptacle circuits in the laundry room(or laundry area) can not be shared outside of the laundry room (Or laundry area). It does not say that a washer must be on its own circuit.

Many times I have only ran one circuit for a small laundry room, passes code no prob and customer has never called me back with tripping breaker issues.
 

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Thanks guys for your input. As eddy posted snapshot from ESA website, I will add a receptacle for gas dryer 120v 15a and connect it to washer circuit I have in laundry room. Will leave 240v electric dryer circuit for future use as rough in is already done.
 
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