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Old 01-25-2010, 10:40 PM   #16
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My washer is listed as 7a......Mfg does not require a dedicated circuit

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120 Volt 60 Hz 15 AMP Fuse
Individual branch circuit serving only the
washer is recommended
I have a 20a laundry circuit
Sump pump is on the same circuit, as is a dehumidifier
Neither of these really run that much



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Old 01-26-2010, 06:26 AM   #17
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Think about it........ for a little bit of money and years of washing clothes why not run a new line across the house and install a single circuit to the washer?

1 you know exactly where the power comes from

2 you know it's the right amps

3 you know it's the right size wire

4 you know nothing else is drawing from that circuit.

The washer is brand new why not go all the way and put in brand new service to it. Your not the kind of guy that's using the old hoses are you?
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:21 AM   #18
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supposed to use dedicated 120V circuit for laundry Room washing machine also permits for 120V outlet to be on that circuit for dryer if the dryer is gas.
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The problem is primarily that it's in a condo where I have no access to the floor below or above.. So running a new line from the breaker means tearing up an awful lot of drywall.
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Old 01-26-2010, 03:23 PM   #20
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Actually 210.11 only specifies a 20a circuit for the laundry area outlets
It does not restrict what the specific use of the outlets will be
The circuit is only for the laundry area

210.52 indicates that if a multi-family & laundry facilities are available in a common area the circuit is not required



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Old 01-26-2010, 04:18 PM   #21
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The information in post #19 would have been very helpful if it was included earlier.

However you can still do it if you think of creative ways to run the circuit.

Closets, behind doors, corners, ETC.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:07 AM   #22
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In order to not clutter up the forum I will slightly high jack this thread. I want to put my Rain Soft water softner on the same outlet that my washer is on. After ready all the prior posts I see no problem with this. The softner is set to go off at 2 A.M. if it needs to cycle, and I do not see myself doing laundry at 2. Looking forward to your answers, I would really like to use the circuit that the softner is plugged into to help break up my first floor outlets.
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