CAFI and/or GFCI everywhere?

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Old 11-15-17, 03:06 PM
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CAFI and/or GFCI everywhere?

In planning my new electrical panel upgrade i am finding out that the new electrical codes are pretty strict. It appears every circuit needs either a CAFI or a GFCI or both. Wow, that puts every circuit breaker about 5-8 times more expensive than a regular breaker. Is this correct?

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Old 11-15-17, 03:21 PM
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Yeah, lots of expensive breakers. Don't need for most 240 circuits. Other thing still OK is work room/shop.

Most don't like using GFCI breakers and instead use GFCI receptacles. That frees up the panel a bit and are cheaper.
 
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It seems 240v circuits do not need CAFI/GFCI protection, yet. Garages require GFCI protection. Seems like not much more to go with GFCI breaker($33) then regular breaker($5) and add a GFCI outlet($15+) to protect the rest of the outlets

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