Old 06-01-02, 05:00 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 191
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts

Is the code on AFCI just for bedroom recp. Or does it include ceiling lights and hardwired smoke detector in the bedroom. Also I have an extra bedroom that turning into office with an Isolated circuit for the computer, since this is on blueprint as bedroom does the IC need an AFCI too.
Old 06-01-02, 09:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: United States
Posts: 17,733
Upvotes: 0
Received 1 Upvote on 1 Post
Depends on whether you are following the 1999 NEC or the 2002 NEC. The 1999 NEC only required it on bedrrom receptacles starting January 1, 2002. The 2002 NEC requires it on all bedroom outlets (receptacles, lighting, fans, smoke detectors). However, local variations make AFCI not required at all in many areas.

A building inspector will rule that if it could be used as a bedroom, that it is a bedroom. This normally applies to almost any room with a door and a closet. So your office is still treated as a bedroom for the code.

By "isolated circuit" do you mean "dedicated circuit" or "isolated ground circuit". I don't see any need for an isolated ground in a residence.
Old 06-01-02, 11:13 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
brownbagg, Isolated receptacles and circuits generally apply in commerical wiring. Just curious how many grounds did you run for that receptacle?

AFCI's are still new to the industry, not every state has adopted their use. Like john said, check with your AHJ on this issue before you install them.


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: