Wondering if 2017 NEC has changed or added anything on the protection of dryer receptacles. I could not find anything in the listed article ( Article 210 in entirety) on any necessary GFI protection, however it is not something I want to overlook.
The answer is probably no, but let's start at the beginning -
If it's a 125V receptacle, 210.8(A)(10) requires the receptacle to be GFCI protected. The 2020 NEC will expand the GFCI requirements in 210.8 to ALL 125V and 250V receptacles that are installed per the list items (1)-(11).
So the 2020 NEC will require the dryer receptacle to be GFCI protected.
Thank you for the info
Matthew A. Trujillo
Trujillo Electrical Solutions
Thank you for the dialogue, I much appreciate it sir
I believe you did get your answer based on the upcoming 2020 NEC. However, in the 2017 NEC, I am not sure I observed a response but then again I might have simply missed it, I do that a lot when scanning posts and I do not come here often.
The question that NICK asked is the most significant in terms of the 2017 NEC as it related to this question. If it is a dwelling unit application then NO, because of 210.8(A) being very specific to 125V, 15- and 20- ampere receptacles. If the application was in an "Other Than Dwelling Unit" then the answer is YES, because of 210.8(B) as long as it is located in one of the locations provided in 210.8(B)(1) through (B)(10).
So based on the 2017 NEC the answer could be NO to both 210.8(A) and (B) if the receptacle is over 20A which it is since it is a dryer if in a dwelling unit and/or located in an "other than dwelling units" structure and not in a defined location specified in (B)(1) through (B)(10).
While I am late to the conversation hope it was beneficial to someone out there....Be Safe!
PS: Yes, the 2020 NEC will shake this up quite a bit so stay tuned. However, to avoid confusion lets stick to the NEC that is being enforced in your jurisdiction, which appears to be the 2017 NEC at this time.
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