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AFCI Protection Options

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by jar546, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    Lots of options for those on the 2014 NEC and making inspections more tedious.

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    Anybody see the AFCI receptacle used anywhere?
     
  3. ICE

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    Yes. The job was a remodel with a complete re-wire. An inspector wrote this correction: “Receptacles shall be arc fault”. The owner served as the contractor. He installed 42 arc fault equipted receptacles. None of the branch circuit wiring is protected. There are dozens of can lights without arc fault protection. The panel is an old affair that will not accept arc fault circuit breakers.

    I gave the permits to the office manager.
     
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    Sounds like by requiring arc fault receptacles everywhere the inspector made the owner have an unreasonable expense.
     
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    ICE Sawhorse

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    Absolutely. Probably near $1000 in material and labor.
     
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