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Old 07-15-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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bathroom receptacle circuit


Can someone clarify the code regarding bathroom receptacles. i am in the process of rewiring a two bath ~900 sq ft house. The design has a general lighting circuit that includes bathrooms and other rooms. The recepaticle circuit for the bathrooms will have GFCI at the panel, but i am wondering if i can also put a receptacle in the laundry room off the same (GFCI) circuit serving the two bathrooms.
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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No! Laundry rooms 1 circuit. Bathrooms ! circuit.(each).
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:42 AM   #3
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The receptacle circuit can be shared between the two bathroom as long as it is only for receptacles.
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I stand corrected, I should have looked it up before answering. Thanks for correcting me joed.

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No you can't. In Canada the laundry room receptacle circuit must be for laundry room receptacles only. Bathrooms can however share with other circuit except kitchen counter.
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many thanks. i will keep Bathrooms on one circuit, laundry on the other.

Regarding the laundry room, i have an electric washer and a gas dryer. Can i have the dedicated, 20A laundry room circuit supply both a general use receptacle (in the laundry room) and the washer (and nominally the gas dryer)?
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Laundry room circuit can supply all outlets in the laundry room
It can't leave the laundry room area
As long as there is enough power it can power the washer & gas dryer
My washer uses 7a+



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excellent help by you all, now off to finish it up. thanks a bunch!
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