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Old 12-01-2009, 10:42 PM   #1
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Just found out that KY recently adopted the 08 NEC, so looks like we'll be mostly AFCI breakers any place that's not GFCI. Just had a question about dedicated appliance circuits (fridge, dw/disposal, etc). I know there are issues with nuisance trips, so wondering if those need to be GFCI/AFCI protected? From what I'm reading in the code book, it looks like not, but wanted to validate.

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NEC 210-12.....does not mention laundry rooms, and kitchens have required GFCI's for a long time. I don't find specific references to appliance circuits, but little is ommitted by NEC.

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Is there a specific item you are installing that you need to know about ?
I have GFCI's every where in my unfinished basement except a dedicated run for a freezer
Even if it was finished I'd still have GFCI
Kitchen fridge is dedicated - not GFCI
Basement if laundry is within 6' (?) of a sink must be GFCI


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Kind of makes you wonder how the kitchen, bathroom or other areas that does not require the AFCI protection is any less inherently likely to need protection than the areas that do.
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Yeah...I think they are trying to avoid AFCI/GFCI combinations
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The technologies are compatible according to what I have read.

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