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Old 11-15-2007, 08:25 PM   #16
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Steve1234, does CA define the lighting layout/candlepower or just wire/breaker stuff?
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not only Califonine do have lighting layout requirement and few other state do follow the Californine way of engery saving system but for wire and breaker lay out it prety much convental way

code wise AFAIK the Californine is on 02 code cycle so they will lag a little.

[ my state (wisconsin ) is on 05 but removed the AFCI from the code ]

for lighting system in Wisconsin they are talking about taking the " title 24 " but i going to wait and see how far they will do with it

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[ my state (wisconsin ) is on 05 but removed the AFCI from the code ]
What kind of politician/electrician has the BALLS to do that? As much as I b**tch about this little chunk of code, the bi**hing centers around wording and semantics. AFCI's save lives and prevent fires.
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What kind of politician/electrician has the BALLS to do that? As much as I b**tch about this little chunk of code, the bi**hing centers around wording and semantics. AFCI's save lives and prevent fires.

I know what ya talking about but you have to understand our state we overthrew the AFCI for the last 2 or 3 code cycles the main moot point was the AFCI breakers have some issue few year back i dont recall how bad it was but there were some issuse with it and i honest do not know whom did vote agaist the AFCI issue in my area sure i will chienne [ B****] about it.

but once new code come out i am sure will have no choice but forgo with new afci anyway.

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title 24 is an energy efficiency requirement, not defining additional / different requirements for AFI's. There are additional details, but some of the highlights are:
50% of installed wattage in a kitchen must be high efficacy (basically florescent) - which is tougher than it first seems since the wattage of a florescent can is way lower than an incandescent fixture. So for every incandescent fixture that can handle a 100W bulb, you have to have 100W of florescent fixtures. By the way, wattage is defined by the highest wattage bulb that the fixture can accommodate, so tossing in a CFL bulb for inspection time doesn't cut it.

All recessed lights must be ICAT.

All other lights (fixed) in the house must be high efficacy, on a dimmer, or switched with an auto switch.

there are other special conditions for certain areas of the house.

It makes sense to save the energy, but there is a cost impact when purchasing the compliant fixtures.
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we are not required to have AFCI either. i dont know if it is a state thing, or local code... but i am in upstate NY
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Sorry guys but I must say this,

I love Australian Wiring Rules.

They are a million times simpler than the US wiring rules...really!

Thank god Australian electricians don't have the complex issues of you US electricians. Then again, it's probably like most other things...the longer you do it, the easier it becomes (not related to sex).
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sory wrong post

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Sorry guys but I must say this,

I love Australian Wiring Rules.

They are a million times simpler than the US wiring rules...really!

Thank god Australian electricians don't have the complex issues of you US electricians. Then again, it's probably like most other things...the longer you do it, the easier it becomes (not related to sex).
Now you piqued my curiosity... got a link to Australian wiring code?
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