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#42447 - 09/20/04 05:37 PM arc fault required?
jayson Offline

Registered: 05/12/04
Posts: 49
Loc: russellspringsky
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?
capt al Offline

Registered: 06/20/04
Posts: 203
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.

#42449 - 09/20/04 06:42 PM Re: arc fault required?
mustangelectric Offline

Registered: 02/08/04
Posts: 496
Loc: Bentonville, AR
any new circuit extensions have to meet todays requirements..

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#42450 - 09/22/04 09:36 AM Re: arc fault required?
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
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.

#42451 - 09/22/04 11:17 AM Re: arc fault required?
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
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?

#42452 - 09/22/04 02:08 PM Re: arc fault required?
Dave55 Offline

Registered: 05/08/04
Posts: 666
Loc: Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Consult the AHJ.



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