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Old 10-26-2013, 04:16 PM   #1
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We are getting ready to start our winter project. This is going to entail modifying 3 rooms of the house.

As it is configured now, in the basement we have a bedroom with a closet and adjacent bath. The bedroom is going to become my office and all we are really doing there is replacing the floor, so no electrical ? there.

The closet is decent sized and is going to become the laundry room. This closet is current sharing a circuit with the bathroom. In this closet is another small closet that houses a continuous hot water heater on its own dedicated circuit.

So I know the bathroom is supposed to be on its own circuit and it will be when I remove the loads in the current closet.

And I know the laundry room must have its own dedicated circuit. So my questions are:

1. Can I use the dedicated circuit powering the continuous hot water heater as my laundry room circuit. This is a 20amp circuit that will be in the laundry room and power only devices within the laundry room. (It may not be to code, but I am not messing with the lights (2x T12 48" tubes) which are fed from the bathroom circuit).

2. Is a 30A dryer circuit required? Our dryer is gas and any future dryer will be gas, so as long as we own the house, the dryer will be gas.

3. The bathroom is going to get a lot smaller. It is currently a walk-though bath to get out to the pool. We are going to wall off the area where the tub and toilet are and add a vanity. This will allow guests to come in from the pool without going through the bath. This new "hall" area is currently fed by the bathroom circuit. It will have a light and a couple of receptacles although I can think of no reason they would ever be used. Do I need a new circuit for this area?

I can draw a floor plan if this would help.

Thanks.

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Install new 20 amp recep for washer and dryer(gas). Install new 20amp circuit for bath recep. Leave existing circuitry as is.

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You cannot share the circuit the tankless is using. Follow brrics advice.
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We are getting ready to start our winter project. This is going to entail modifying 3 rooms of the house.

As it is configured now, in the basement we have a bedroom with a closet and adjacent bath. The bedroom is going to become my office and all we are really doing there is replacing the floor, so no electrical ? there.

The closet is decent sized and is going to become the laundry room. This closet is current sharing a circuit with the bathroom. In this closet is another small closet that houses a continuous hot water heater on its own dedicated circuit.

So I know the bathroom is supposed to be on its own circuit and it will be when I remove the loads in the current closet.

And I know the laundry room must have its own dedicated circuit. So my questions are:

1. Can I use the dedicated circuit powering the continuous hot water heater as my laundry room circuit. This is a 20amp circuit that will be in the laundry room and power only devices within the laundry room. (It may not be to code, but I am not messing with the lights (2x T12 48" tubes) which are fed from the bathroom circuit).
NO

2. Is a 30A dryer circuit required? Our dryer is gas and any future dryer will be gas, so as long as we own the house, the dryer will be gas.
NO
3. The bathroom is going to get a lot smaller. It is currently a walk-though bath to get out to the pool. We are going to wall off the area where the tub and toilet are and add a vanity. This will allow guests to come in from the pool without going through the bath. This new "hall" area is currently fed by the bathroom circuit. It will have a light and a couple of receptacles although I can think of no reason they would ever be used. Do I need a new circuit for this area?

I can draw a floor plan if this would help.

Thanks.

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you have 2 choices for a bath ... bathroom outlets can be shared with other bath outlets ONLY

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1 circuit that powers everything in 1 bathroom >>ie. lights, fan and outlet
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