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Default Rewiring for new washer and dryer

I finally bought a new washer and gas dryer. I want to redo the wiring and install a new outlet on the basement wall (versus keeping the overhead one on the floor joist). Do I need to use a GFCI receptacle, or can I just use a regular receptacle?
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Pretty sure it's supposed to be a GFCI.

If you're re-doing the wiring, you may want to consider a GFCI breaker.
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Pretty sure it's supposed to be a GFCI.

If you're re-doing the wiring, you may want to consider a GFCI breaker.
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The receptacle has to be GFCI protected. Could install a GFCI receptacle or GFCI breaker either one.
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All basement outlets need to be GFCI protected by NEC.
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Default Re: Rewiring for new washer and dryer

GFCI's have been required in laundry areas since 1975,................. jus sayin
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Rusty assures me his way provides a nice cozy source of central heating

But jokes aside don't play with that shit call in a pro to be safe.
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But jokes aside don't play with that shit call in a pro to be safe.
I'm pretty sure many on this forum know how to wire up a receptacle.
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I'm pretty sure many on this forum know how to wire up a receptacle.
And to play it safe i feel the need to advise....you just never know even though i do know JPR is a smart cookie,it would only take a moron to read part thread and all kinds of shit could happen, me included
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Not the best reference. I believe AFCI is required.

http://m.ecmweb.com/forums/electrica...ments-2014-nec
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Thanks all for the info. I'll go the GFCI receptacle route.
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To be honest i am not sure on the regulations you have to work with but i can explain mine...

First up any wiring that is new to a property as to be certified for the property , replacing excising can be done by a home owner

each area of the house is on a separate ring so upstairs lights ,downstairs lights, up sockets ,down sockets, bathroom with shower having its own ,kitchen with oven having its own,appliances are on a fused socket of their own, and all run on a separate RCD (An RCD, or residual current device, is a life-saving device which is designed to prevent you from getting a fatal electric shock if you touch something live, such as a bare wire. It can also provide some protection against electrical fires.)

Then any out door power would run to a RCD borad of it's own like i have in the shed ect.

I play it safe and even my utility room as it's own RCD , in short we slap a power breaker to cover all areas of what could happen....any thing with water is a nightmare when attached to electrics.

I think your the same we just call it by a different name....just translate it to proper English and i can help more

PS...washers,dryers, fridges and freezers and the most common causes of house fires so taking steps to the max in these areas really does pay off.
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