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#176733 - 04/10/08 05:18 AM AFCI's
sparkync Offline

Registered: 10/17/02
Posts: 811
Loc: NC
I was looking over some material I got in the latter part of last year. It is saying that AFCI's are now required to be in most areas of a dwelling, and not just in the bedrooms. Is this something that still is required or has it been amended since?? If it still goes, this is going to increase the cost of wiring quiet a bit. Thanks Steve...

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#176734 - 04/10/08 06:05 AM Re: AFCI's [Re: sparkync]
ghost307 Offline

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 883
Loc: Chicago Illinois USA
According to the 2008 NEC, whatever isn't GFI will need to be on an AFCI circuit breaker (I've oversimplified somewhat).

When figuring your extra cost...remember that sharing neutrals results in most of these things not working right.

I guess not enough people objected during the NEC adoption process.

#176746 - 04/10/08 02:31 PM Re: AFCI's [Re: ghost307]
BryanInBalt Offline

Registered: 05/11/07
Posts: 47
Loc: Baltimore
Thats the appeal of the 12-2-2 and 14-2-2 vs the old way of 12-3 or 14-3.
Design-Build isn't supposed to mean design *as* you build.

#176754 - 04/10/08 06:21 PM Re: AFCI's [Re: BryanInBalt]
schenimann Offline

Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 194
Loc: Western North Carolina
210.12(B) All 120v, single phase, 15 and 20 amp branch circuits supplying outlets installed in dwelling unit family rooms, dining rooms,living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation rooms, closets, hallways,or similar rooms or ares shall be protected by afci.
In North Carolina As of July 1, 2008
what is 12-2-2, 14-2-2? Is it 12/3 with an extra nuetral? Do they sell it?

#176760 - 04/10/08 08:06 PM Re: AFCI's [Re: schenimann]
leland Offline

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 856
Loc: Lowell area, Ma. USA
2008 NEC + amendments. January, 1, 2008-- Accepted and enforced in Massachusetts.

It's about the only legislation they can seem to get passed and agree on. But thats a good thing. Coz' the other crazy poop they think of aint worth poop.

So in short.. Grid lock is good. " no harm, no foul"!!


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