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Old 11-30-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Washing Machine Outlet?

What kind of outlet and what kind of wire do I need to wire an outlet for a washer?

Also, how close can the outlet be to the water pipe supplying water to the washer?


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Old 11-30-2009, 05:56 PM   #2
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Washing Machine Outlet?

A basic washer take a 15 amp recepticle.
A laundry circuit is required to be on a 20 amp circuit, a duplex 15 amp recepticle on a 20 amp circuit will work.

If your area is on the 08 nec, then if you are 6 foot or closer to a laundry sink, the recepticle will need to be gfci protected.

As close to the pipes as you want to put it.


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