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Old 05-23-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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IMHO AFCI is not a solution found by caring companies to help stop house fires! It is high priced non perfected technology whose true purpose is to fill the pockets of the companies that make them and they have been shoved down our throats by highly paid lobbyists using irrational fear as their weapon!

I'll install them because it's the law, but I am going to rant about them to every inspector on every job that requires them and every time I see a post about them until the technology is perfected and the price is brought down to reality!

Anybody else have an opinion?

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Old 05-23-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Wow, This is like a "He's not MY President" rant by a wingnut (right or left, they sound the same)...

...except this involves breaker panels.

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Old 05-23-2010, 01:20 PM   #3
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IMHO AFCI is not a solution found by caring companies to help stop house fires! It is high priced non perfected technology whose true purpose is to fill the pockets of the companies that make them and they have been shoved down our throats by highly paid lobbyists using irrational fear as their weapon!

I'll install them because it's the law, but I am going to rant about them to every inspector on every job that requires them and every time I see a post about them until the technology is perfected and the price is brought down to reality!

Anybody else have an opinion?
The AFCI manuf's will probably send somebody by your house to beat you up because your opinion is taking money out of their wallets.
If a CB buys you $20 worth of safety an AFCI should maybe cost $1.

The patents on AFCI improvements may give you a somewhat unbiased opinion of how much safer these things make us.

Nader said the US is a corporatocracy and I think he is right.

Is there any powerful US org. that does not suffer from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture
?
Even the CDC is in hot water.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...051902599.html


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