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Old 02-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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While searching online for Combination Arc Fault Circuit Breakers ($40-$60) I ran across some Re-Certified and Re-Furbished breakers that cost less ($20-$30 about half price of new). Has anyone had any experience with re-built breakers? Do I understand correctly that according to the newest code a large part of the household circuits must now be protected by Combination Arc Fault Breakers? This could get expensive as normal breakers are about 1/10 the price of AFC's.

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If your home was code compliant when it was built and/or rewired it does not have to be brought up to current codes unless you are altering or rewireing.

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Just to clarify, this is new construction.
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The breakers might be just the older style arc-fault and not the newer combination arc-fault.
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All I can say is don't do it.

It may cause more headaches than the few bucks you save.
What brand are you looking at?
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All I can say is don't do it.

It may cause more headaches than the few bucks you save.
What brand are you looking at?
Just dont do it. doesnt matter the brand.

you get what you pay for. Pay cheap, it is more likely to be a problem.

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