Any Slim/Half-Sized Arc Fault Circuit Interupters (AFCI) Yet? - Electrical - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2013, 05:35 PM   #16
Electrical Contractor
rrolleston's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Granville, NY
Posts: 1,988
Rewards Points: 1,012
Send a message via AIM to rrolleston Send a message via Yahoo to rrolleston

Originally Posted by Philly Master View Post
"ACFI's are for ALL CIRCUITS .... unless your on 2005 code ... less the kitchen, or 2 pole breakers ..."

should have read .....

ACFI's are for ALL CIRCUITS .... less the kitchen, or 2 pole breakers ...unless your on 2005 code ....
References to code articles please?


With Electricity there is the right way to do it and the dead way. Just because it works does not make it safe.
rrolleston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 06:43 AM   #17
Electrical Contractor
Philly Master's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: SE PA
Posts: 1,145
Rewards Points: 516

Article 210.12(A) of the 2011 (and 2008) NEC requires the AFCI for virtually all the circuits in the living area except those for the kitchen and bath.
But not for garages


210.12(B), "All 120-volt, single phase, 15- and 20-ampere branch circuits supplying ouytlets installed in dwelling unit family rooms, dining rooms living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways, or similar rooms or areas shall be protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination-type, installed to provide protection of the branch circuit."

2005 was only the bedrooms ...
Philadelphia Master Electrician-Generac Dealer

Last edited by Philly Master; 04-19-2013 at 06:51 AM.
Philly Master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2013, 08:40 AM   #18
Always learning...
fetzer85's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern WV
Posts: 462
Rewards Points: 262

I'm just a DIY'er but my sister's boyfriend is a licensed electrician in Ohio. Last time I talked to him I brought up the topic of AFCI's and how dang expensive they are. He agreed and proceeded to tell me that he has actually had people calling him asking him to come out to their newly constructed homes and replace their AFCI's w/ standard breakers. According to what he told me they seem to be tripping when people unplug cords, ie. the small arc that often occurs when unplugging a cord. Given the ongoing conversation in this thread I thought I would bring this up to see if any of you guys have had a similar experience?


fetzer85 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arc Fault vs Ground Fault. JetFuelBurner Electrical 3 11-05-2011 02:36 PM
A few wiring questions (GFCI, AFCI, 2011 NEC) mudworm Electrical 7 10-10-2011 07:32 PM
Wiring Size Calculations for New Service CorinthWest Electrical 7 12-07-2010 11:36 AM
Loose electrical outlets travishume Electrical 30 08-01-2008 07:21 PM
So lost - electrical requirements please help lapsis9 HVAC 4 12-20-2006 08:09 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1