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    laundry branch circuit

    Is a laundry circuit considered an individual branch circuit?? and if so is it required by code to have a single receptacle outlet?? Is a washer considered a utilization equipment? In the hand book it states: An individual branch circuit, which supplies only one utilization equipment Via a single receptacle. What does via mean??

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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    You are permitted to have more than one receptacle outlet on the laundry circuit. You are not allowed to take this circuit out of the laundry area to serve other loads.
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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    And if it is a dedicated receptacle and wired in #12 than either a single round 20 a recp. or a 20 amp duplex

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    Re: laundry branch circuit

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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    Watch out on this one.If this washer is there on final make sure the paper work isn't.It might call for a dedicated circuit.
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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    Originally posted by jimwalker:
    Watch out on this one.If this washer is there on final make sure the paper work isn't.It might call for a dedicated circuit.
    That sounds like advice from a guy that's been there! Uh-huh... I got dinged on that once too. You could have knocked me over with a feather.

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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    Originally posted by allenwayne:
    And if it is a dedicated receptacle and wired in #12 than either a single round 20 a recp. or a 20 amp duplex
    Or a 15 amp duplex.
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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    Let me see if I can get something started here about this laundry receptacle.

    In 210.11 (C) (2) it states “to supply the laundry receptacle outlet(s) required by 210.52(F).”

    The reason for the letter (S) after the word outlet is to allow a gas dryer to be plugged in this same receptacle.
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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    JWelectric, if thats the case then I did a big oops as recently as yesterday because I ran a second outlet in the laundry on the adjacent wall in the same room to be used for say "a radio" or say "one of those lovely little smell devices I see on tv" but certainly not an "iron" which might get used at the same time as the washer.
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    Re: laundry branch circuit

    macmikeman

    I have a couple of receptacles in my laundry room that are on the same circuit as the washer. While the washer is doing a load I will sometimes knock the wrinkles out of a shirt that was left in the dryer from the last load.

    Most of the time when I do this I will listen to a little of Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall.

    It gets a little warm in our laundry so I will also have a small box fan blowing at the same time.

    This don’t change the fact that “outlet(s)” was left in the section to allow for a gas dryer to have a place to be plugged in.
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