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Old 01-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #16
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Sometimes, even engineers make mistakes! In the case of the OP, he would have 30 amps available, instead of a mere 20 amps. Maybe someday the powers that be will see the errors of their ways, and make a revision!

Where did the 30 amps come from.
If you run a 15 amp mwbc, then you only have 15 amps.
The laundry area requires a 20 amp circuit, but does not mean you can't have other circuits in the area.
You can not leave the laundry area with that 20 amp circuit.

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For what its worth, there is one 20 amp circuit feeding the laundry room here at my house that has run the washer and gas dryer simultaneously with no issues. Washer nameplate says 10 amps, and dryer nameplate says 6 amps.
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For what its worth, there is one 20 amp circuit feeding the laundry room here at my house that has run the washer and gas dryer simultaneously with no issues. Washer nameplate says 10 amps, and dryer nameplate says 6 amps.
Your situation meets code.
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Im curious... I ran a 20 amp GFCI circuit to my unfinished basement with conduit around the foundation wall. My 'laundry area' = my basement since it is wide open, no walls or doors. This circuit has receptacles that feed my washing machine, sump pump, and freezer all the time and other boxes around the basement for sewing machine, treadmill, etc... Am I in violation of code? The electric dryer has its own 30 amp circuit and the furnace is on its own circuit.
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Where did the 30 amps come from.
If you run a 15 amp mwbc, then you only have 15 amps.
The laundry area requires a 20 amp circuit, but does not mean you can't have other circuits in the area.
You can not leave the laundry area with that 20 amp circuit.
Each breaker supplies 15 amps. or 1800 watts. 2X1800=3600 watts! One 20 amp will provide only 2400 watts of power! 30 amps IS a misnomer, and I should not have written it this way! It is in fact 2X15 amp circuits!

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