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Old 08-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #1
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I'm building a new house and will be doing my own electrical. In another thread this subject was covered somewhat but I didn't want to hijack that thread so I've started this one. I'm confused
The SABC, two or more, serve the kitchen, pantry, dining, breakfast nook, etc. This I understand.
GFCI - NEC requires the counter top receptacles to be GFCI. I can handle this
AFCI - NEC requires the dining room to be AFCI

How will I do this or how do you guys do this? The only way I can see to make this work is to run a separate 20 amp AFCI to serve just the dining room.

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You could run a separate circuit for the dining room, or you could just AFCI protect one of the SABC.

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You could run a separate circuit for the dining room, or you could just AFCI protect one of the SABC.
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So, I can AF the circuit at the panel and then GF the required receptacles. I'm glad I picked up a couple 20 amp AF combination breakers when they were on sale for $30.00
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SABC? What does SA stand for.
I'm guessing BC = Branch Circuit.
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SA = small appliance. BC= branch circuit.
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A7.,

With new homes which I have deal with it and in Kitchen area it will be more than just two circuits typically 5 circuits some case more depending on what the customer want or request it.

For the DR there is two way you can do is AFCI one SABC or run the Dinning room circuit with AFCI { If you can get combo verison then you are legit otherwise use the AFCI breaker with GFCI receptale that one of two way it can meet the requirement per NEC code }

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