Electrical Wiring for a Laundry Room
Installing Laundry Room Electrical Wiring for Dedicated Circuits and Outlet Requirements
Laundry Room Dedicated Circuit Wiring and Outlet Requirements
Question: I need to wire up a utility laundry room with one wall all counter top and sink.
- The washer and dryer on the other wall.
- I know basic codes about sinks and wet bars and GFI outlets.
- Does the counter top have to have outlets every 4 feet?
- Also does this room need outlet receptacles every 12 feet?
This electrical question came from: Jake, a Student from Mitchell, SD
Additional Comments: Thank You
Thanks for your electrical question Jake.
Electrical Wiring for Laundry Room Dedicated Circuits and Outlets
- A dedicate 20 amp circuit is required for the laundry receptacle outlet for the washing machine.
- Additional outlets are not required, however if there are additional outlets within six feet of a utility sink then they are to be GFI protected.
- Kitchen counter top outlets must be located every four feet, but not in the laundry room.
- Electrical wiring projects such as this should be with a permit and inspections through your local building department.
- For best results consult with a licensed electrical contractor in your area.
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