Re: laundry room circuit
Considering the fact that both the washer and dryer have capacitive start motors, I would not install GFCI receptacles. Code specifically states that the laundry equipment circuit may not be used for other outlets. Another point, while it is not stated in residential code sec 550.13(B) specifically excepts laundry outlet form GFCI in mobile homes.
One other thought ccarol might consider, while the ceiling is open and you have easy access is to run a 10-3 30 amp circuit and install a receptacle for an electric dryer. That way you will have it available if you replace the current dryer.
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