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Old 03-24-2011, 12:30 PM   #16
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Just throwing it out there....you are sure these are GFCI breakers and not AFCI ?

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Old 03-24-2011, 12:37 PM   #17
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Just throwing it out there....you are sure these are GFCI breakers and not AFCI ?
Hmmm .... Not 100% I will have to double check tonight. You are making me second guess myself now. I actually hope that is what is going on so I can wrap this project up.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:13 PM   #18
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I doubt that it is an AFCI. If it is an AFCI it should be installed by a qualified electrician not a do it yourselfer.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #19
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I doubt that it is an AFCI. If it is an AFCI it should be installed by a qualified electrician not a do it yourselfer.
Why do you say this? A combination AFCI breaker is wired in just like GFCI breaker.
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I doubt that it is an AFCI. If it is an AFCI it should be installed by a qualified electrician not a do it yourselfer.
But it is ok for a DIYer to install a GGI breaker.
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:42 PM   #21
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AFCI’s and their applications should only be performed by licensed electrical contractors; I would not let unlicensed persons perform these installations and I would not perform these installations myself. These applications involve working with circuit panel boxes that are electrically live even though the main circuit breakers are turned off.
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AFCIís and their applications should only be performed by licensed electrical contractors; I would not let unlicensed persons perform these installations and I would not perform these installations myself. These applications involve working with circuit panel boxes that are electrically live even though the main circuit breakers are turned off.
So is installing a gfci breaker, or any breaker for that matter.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all about people calling me for the work, but that statement is not correct.
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Yep in post #8 I already tried that. Like I said I am running out of ideas. I have been trying to figure this out for a few weeks now.
Totally missed that post.
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Hey there are some things I will do and I do a lot of stuff and then there are things that I wouldnít do like playing with a panel box. Donít get me wrong I have changed breakers, fuses and pulled all the wires to the box but thatís me. All Iím trying to say is if youíre not comfortable; call someone who knows how to do it.
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AFCI’s and their applications should only be performed by licensed electrical contractors; I would not let unlicensed persons perform these installations and I would not perform these installations myself. These applications involve working with circuit panel boxes that are electrically live even though the main circuit breakers are turned off.
I was afraid to do reasonable electrical work too. But I've educated myself, it's legal in my jurisdiction, and I get my work inspected.

I've done GFCIs AFCIs and regular ol' breakers. You have to be careful, but isn't that true about everything?
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I was afraid to do reasonable electrical work too. But I've educated myself, it's legal in my jurisdiction, and I get my work inspected.

I've done GFCIs AFCIs and regular ol' breakers. You have to be careful, but isn't that true about everything?
Iím not saying itís illegal if you know what you are doing go right ahead and do it. After you finished, just like you said, have it inspected and signed off so you donít have any problems down the line.
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Well the mystery is solved. AFCI breakers.
I guess when grabbed the packages I grabbed the wrong ones.
Thank you for making me stop to check that. I knew it had to be something simple.
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Ouch, them arc faults aren't cheap
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You can leave the arc fault breakers in and replace the first receptacle on each circuit with a gfci receptacle.
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Yep I plan on doing that. Guess I am double protected now.
At the time I bought them my cart was full of everything for lighting and outlets and switches. Spools of wire etc. Didn't even pay attention to the price I guess. Just knew I needed them.
Thanks for all the input.

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