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  1. Electrical
    Hello. I’m hoping for some expert advice. We have found al/cu arc-faults in the panel box and in a bathroom receptacle. About 1/3 of our branch circuits are aluminum wire. For now I have replaced the rec and a circuit breaker using spliced copper wire on the aluminum branch circuit hot and...
  2. Electrical
    I need to install two new circuits in an addtion and they need arc fault protection on them. I called the manufacturer of my service panel and they do not make an arc fault breaker. Anyone know what do i need to do to provide this protection and still meet the code?
  3. Electrical
    Why don't the big box stores (HD or Lowes) sell 20Amp AFCI breakers nor do they sell 20A AFCI receptacles? OESC requires receptacles on a 15A or 20A circuit to be protected by either a AFCI breaker of a AFCI receptacle. Does the Ontario Electical safety code no longer require a 20A...
  4. Electrical
    I have searched quite a bit on this and have come up empty. Hope someone here can help. We are finishing a basement and we have wired the bedroom and bathroom lights on the same circuit. Bedroom lights need AFCI and bathroom lights need a GFCI if they are above a bath or shower, which they are...
  5. Electrical
    Is there a difference between Arc Fault and Ground Fault? I assume there is. Installed 4 Arc Fault breakers (20A Square D) on my basement outlet circuits. Per the instructions, we press the test button on the breaker and it tests good. Later we have one tripping and realize that we have...
  6. Electrical
    I just installed an arc fault breaker in my house. I have a Cutler-Hammer box with type BR115 breakers. I just installed a BR series Arc Fault breaker for Cutler Hammer and it is hanging a quarter inch lower than it should. I have a picture I can send. Can anyone tell me if this is the way that...
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