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Old 07-24-2009, 10:47 AM   #1
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I'm having to move my eletrical outlet to the next stud. Is there a min distance it has to be from the washer hose connections? Any code violations here??

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No code that I know of but others may know more. It only makes sense to not locate the receptacle anywhere it might get wet if things start dripping or the outlet hose comes loose. It also makes sense to put the receptacle some place where you can get at it w/o having to move any of the appliances.

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Also keep in mind it is going to need to be GFCI.
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How would you GFCI it? Wouldn't already be GFCI'd if it was built in 1992?
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Also keep in mind it is going to need to be GFCI.
If it is a 120/240 dryer circuit, it does NOT need to be GFCI protected.
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Is it a gas or electric dryer? If it is a gas dryer and only requires 120volts, and is within three feet of a source of water, it does have to be gfci.

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NEC 210.50 (c) Laundry appliances shall be installed within 6' of the intended receptacle outlet.

NEC 210.8 (7) only 15 or 20 amp 125 volt rated receptacles installed within 6' of a laundry sink are required to have gfci protection.

Technically if you have to add on to the wiring of an existing 3 wire dryer 120/240 (electric not gas) that only has 2 hots and a neutral in the supply you would be in violation of the NEC codes for single family dwellings.

A 4 wire branch circuit with neutral and ground separate is required for all new construction and additions.

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