When was an electrical receptacle outlet for laundry equipment (washing machine) on a separate, dedicated electrical circuit first required by code?

Thursday, November 28, 2019

The National Electrical Code (NEC) requires at 210.52(F) a minimum of one receptacle outlet at an area designated for laundry equipment, and it was first included in the 1971 edition of the code. To learn more about the details of this requirement, go to our blog post Is  a laundry area for a washing machine required by code for a single family residence? Also, see our blog post When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in a laundry room?

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Here’s a few of our other blog posts about when building code upgrades and changes were first implemented:

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When were GFCI receptacle outlets first required in a laundry room?

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• When  were receptacle outlets near a pool first required to be GFCI? 

When were receptacle outlets in the crawlspace under a home first required to be GFCI?

• When was a fire separation in the attic first required between sides of a duplex?  

• What year were mobile homes required to become more storm resistant?

 When does the ban on R-22 air conditioning refrigerant take effect?   

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 When were home inspectors first required to be licensed in Florida? 

 When was a gas water heater first required to be elevated 18 inches above a garage floor? 

• When did the code first set a limit of one neutral wire (grounded conductor) connection per lug/set-screw in an electric panel? 

When were smoke detectors/alarms first required in Florida? 

   Visit our WHEN IT FIRST BECAME CODE page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.

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