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Firehouse AFCI

Discussion in 'Electrical Codes' started by steveray, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. steveray

    steveray Sawhorse

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    Wrapping my brain around a firehouse as an (R2) dwelling unit/ sleeping unit/ dormitory (and the NFPA/ICC differences) and wondering where to cut off the AFCI requirements per 210.12A or B.....?
     
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    I like

    R-1 for living

    S-1 for where they park the toys
     
  3. steveray

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    Designer called it R2 and I am OK with that...The sleeping is in the new addition, but may have existed in the previous building. Does not fit dorm per NEC so just trying to delineate what is the NEC "dwelling unit" in a mixed use R building as per this section...
     
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    Dwelling Unit. A single unit, providing complete and independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking, and sanitation.
    Sounds like the living portion of the station

    AFCI protection is required on all branch circuits supplying outlets or devices installed in dwelling unit.
    Sounds like the living portion of the station
     
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  5. steveray

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    Looks like it will end up the day room and kitchen and sleeping room and closets and hallways all get AFCI....With a goodly smattering of TR receptacles too....
     
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    "safer" is better.
     

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