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Old 11-21-2011, 01:26 PM  
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You may want to move elec. plug too.
That's where it's been relative to the washer drain since the house was built. Any real reason it may be necessary?


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Now it close to the sink and wet hands.


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The sani-tees don't matter as much as the other stuff so nice job...
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The sani-tees don't matter as much as the other stuff so nice job...
Thanks. I learned quite a bit on this job, which is one reason I tackle these sort of things.

As a side note, how many of you and is it common to plumb gray water out of the house for irrigation purposes?
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That's where it's been relative to the washer drain since the house was built. Any real reason it may be necessary?
Yes. Could resolute in a electrical shock. Might want to look into a WET cover for that, since it will not be GFCI protected.
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Yes. Could resolute in a electrical shock. Might want to look into a WET cover for that, since it will not be GFCI protected.
It is protected with GFCI on another circuit. House only has 3 outlets with switches and the rest are tied into them. That was new to me and really a pain the first time one blew after a power surge.
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A washing machine or any appliance that's not temperarly plugged in should not be on a GFI.
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As a side note, how many of you and is it common to plumb gray water out of the house for irrigation purposes?
There are some rather specific code requirements regarding gray water systems. I have not installed any yet, but have done some work on one at an outlet mall nearby. All of the toilets and urinals there are fed with gray water.
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A washing machine or any appliance that's not temperarly plugged in should not be on a GFI.
Why not?

From the 2008 NEC:
210.8 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel.
(A) Dwelling Units. All 125-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles installed in the locations specified in (1) through (8) shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.
(7) Laundry, utility, and wet bar sinks where the receptacles are installed within 1.8 m (6 ft) of the outside edge of the sink.
There is no exceptions listed for washing machines and appliances temporarily plugged in...

GFCI Protection does not work based on load, it works on current leakage escaping from the hot to neutral loop. If an appliance is tripping the GFCI then there is current leakage which coud present a shock hazard so it should be repaired...


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