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Old 11-26-2008, 04:08 PM   #16
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:33 PM   #17
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I was doing some reading on combination AFCI circuit breakers and it looks like they are going to be code for all new construction areas of a home except for kitchens. I took this free online course.
http://www.syberworks.com/squared/co...-elearning.htm

I'm going to return my standard breakers and buy some the combination arc faults. Does anyone here have any opinions on the combination arc fault breakers?
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I was doing some reading on combination AFCI circuit breakers and it looks like they are going to be code for all new construction areas of a home except for kitchens. I took this free online course.
http://www.syberworks.com/squared/co...-elearning.htm

I'm going to return my standard breakers and buy some the combination arc faults. Does anyone here have any opinions on the combination arc fault breakers?
They are really expensive. imo, They appear to be of fairly limited value if your wiring is done properly with good connections. I personally am not inclined to install them unless required to do so.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:41 PM   #19
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I was doing some reading on combination AFCI circuit breakers and it looks like they are going to be code for all new construction areas of a home except for kitchens. I took this free online course.
http://www.syberworks.com/squared/co...-elearning.htm

I'm going to return my standard breakers and buy some the combination arc faults. Does anyone here have any opinions on the combination arc fault breakers?
I think they are just a way to sell breakers. In my opinion, they are virtually useless, except a very narrow range of circumstances.
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Old 11-27-2008, 12:55 AM   #20
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They are really expensive. imo, They appear to be of fairly limited value if your wiring is done properly with good connections. I personally am not inclined to install them unless required to do so.
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your right they are really expensive $40 for a 20amp

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I think they are just a way to sell breakers. In my opinion, they are virtually useless, except a very narrow range of circumstances.
hmmm maybe I won't buy them, however doesn't the 2008 NEC code require them?
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hmmm maybe I won't buy them, however doesn't the 2008 NEC code require them?
Yes, if your state has adopted the entirety of the 2008 NEC. Some states have adopted it, others have not, and yet other have only adopted pieces. So check with your inspector.
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alls i know is that those 1500 watt space heaters almost need a dedicated circuit of their own. i am remoldeling a house and i run everything off of one circuit. if there's anything else plugged in along with the heater the breaker trips (with the exception of a 40 watt light fixture). otherwise without the heater i can run anything (radio (usually playing old psych cd's like can, almendra, the seeds, or some jazz like sun rah or john coltrane, funkadelic, davie allen and the arrows etc) cirular saw, table saw, compressor, what kind of music does everyone listen to here? i can;t work without it, i get too lonely i almost kill myslef.
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alls i know is that those 1500 watt space heaters almost need a dedicated circuit of their own. i am remoldeling a house and i run everything off of one circuit. if there's anything else plugged in along with the heater the breaker trips (with the exception of a 40 watt light fixture). otherwise without the heater i can run anything (radio (usually playing old psych cd's like can, almendra, the seeds, or some jazz like sun rah or john coltrane, funkadelic, davie allen and the arrows etc) cirular saw, table saw, compressor, what kind of music does everyone listen to here? i can;t work without it, i get too lonely i almost kill myslef.
Why, oh, why, would you put everything on one circuit? That's what they did in 1920. I personally like to have every room to a circuit, generally. I sometimes put two bedrooms on a circuit.

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well i am remodeling this house and hadn't finished the wiring yet. so i ran an extension cord up from the basement to a power strip.
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Thanks to everyone for their input.
Here is the circuit diagram that I submitted for inspection.
http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?i...diagramps2.pdf
I wired everything up including the 3 combination AFCI circuit breakers and passed my inspection. MN code follows NEC 2008 code exactly so I needed to spend the extra money and get the combo circuit breakers.

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