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#42447 - 09/20/04 05:37 PM arc fault required?
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if u completely rewire an older house are arc faults required to be installed or is that just on new houses built since 2002?

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#42448 - 09/20/04 05:46 PM Re: arc fault required?
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Registered: 06/20/04
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Loc: Norton, Ma USA
In Ma when you completely rewire an older home. It must be brought up to current code. AFCI protection is required. I just completed a 1920 home for a friend.

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#42449 - 09/20/04 06:42 PM Re: arc fault required?
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Registered: 02/08/04
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Loc: Bentonville, AR
hi,
any new circuit extensions have to meet todays requirements..

mustang
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#42450 - 09/22/04 09:36 AM Re: arc fault required?
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Registered: 01/12/02
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Loc: Holden, MA USA
I don't think I would agree that extending an existing circuit by adding a receptacle would require an afci to be installed.

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#42451 - 09/22/04 11:17 AM Re: arc fault required?
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Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
How else can you economically provide a code compliant installation on the circuit extension, without providing protection on the entire branch circuit?
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#42452 - 09/22/04 02:08 PM Re: arc fault required?
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Consult the AHJ.

Dave

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