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Old 10-05-2008, 07:02 AM   #16
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What code cycle are you under?
Maybe your area does not require AFCIs.

Don't automatically assume you are under the newest codes.

Pete.,, Jamesdolan is in Wisconsin.

And state of Wisconsin is still on 2005 NEC with optinail AFCI on bedroom circuits but the 2008 NEC code will be in effect in spring of 2009. { not sure excat date yet }


His home is only half hour away from my location.

Merci,Marc

Oh by the way Jamesdolan when you got the permit for that year the codes will be in effect for that code cycle.

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Thanks Marc. Good info.
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AFCI's aren't an option in sleeping areas under the 2005 NEC, unless the state made amendments to the code. AFCI's were required to be phased in by 2001 in the 1999 NEC...Gotta have them in the sleeping areas.

Of course that's only going to apply to a total re-wire, remodel, or new construction.
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I thought it was Ark Fault just for bedrooms.
I only use Ark Fault breakers when we are expecting a lot of rain, otherwise I think the Arc Fault breakers work much better.

That being said It's my opinion that AFCI's are required on new circuit installations only, and are not required to be installed on existing installations such as service changes.

Whether they are required only in bedrooms, or in the other portions of the house as well, will depend on the code cycle that is in effect in your area.
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KC.,

That is true and that why our state did wrote in a optional and most of the electricians don't bother run the AFCI at all incluiding myself I am not too crazy with early AFCI breaker due some issue before but I do understand the latter models should be alot better than early one were.

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