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Old 05-06-13, 05:55 PM
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According to the 2011 NEC where am I required to have AFCI protection?
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Old 05-06-13, 07:34 PM
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3. 210.12 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Dwelling Units
2011 National Electrical Code Changes | NEC content from Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine

Scroll down a bit from the top for the full requirements. Basically, you'll find that living area receptacles, other than those required to be GFCI protected, will require AFCI protection.
 
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Old 05-07-13, 04:05 AM
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It is an industry fed requirement, IMO, and will cost you $50 per breaker rather than $8 per breaker. A requirement nonetheless.
 
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I agree 100 percent with the Mfg.driven as are other code requirements.
 
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Old 05-07-13, 07:38 PM
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Actually it is pushed more by insurance companies for manufactures to come up with AFCI's in the first place, as they are the ones that pay out when there is a fire. They are moving the costs to the homeowners and are making us pay a billion dollars to save a million dollars.
 
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Thanks for the info,I just reregistered for EC&M .
 
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