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#80419 - 04/10/02 04:53 PM Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
frodo Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 129
Loc: louisville, ky usa
hi,
do the lights in a bedroom fall under the arc fault protection rule or may the lighting be on a seperate circuit? i am thinking the lights should be on the same circuit for that particular location?

thanks

frodo

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#80420 - 04/10/02 05:59 PM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
210.12(b) states that all 125v OUTLETS in dwelling bedrooms shall be protected. I take that to include recepts and lights.

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#80421 - 04/10/02 06:13 PM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
Electricmanscott Offline
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Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I was also told closet lights and smoke detectors. I have heard some places say not to include the smokes which makes some sense to me. Is a closet light in a bedroom?

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#80422 - 04/10/02 07:15 PM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
eesparx Offline
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 26
Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Under the 1999 Code, I don't have the Article # in front of me, only the receptacles are required.

2002 Code: all openings, including lights & smokes, and any other openings on the bedroom circuits are required.

That's what AHJ, in my area of Colorado, has informed me.

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#80423 - 04/10/02 07:30 PM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
arseegee Offline
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Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 321
Loc: Statesboro, GA USA
My AHJ is only requiring them for recepts. Which works for me since we pull seperate circuits for lights. Our inspectors said try and see how big of a headache they are, we will regroup in a few months and get some feed back to see if they work in the real world.

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#80424 - 04/10/02 09:35 PM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
sparky66wv Offline
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Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2342
Loc: West Virginia
Just finishing up on a rough in for the first house that I've ever put lighting on the tail end of the receptacle chain, bedrooms only. It will use three AFCI CBs, one for each bedroom. It would have been at least four any other way.

Grumbling about old dogs and new tricks...

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#80425 - 04/11/02 09:37 AM Re: Arc Fault Protection for Recpts only?
frodo Offline
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Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 129
Loc: louisville, ky usa
hi,
called ahj this morn, he says all electrical devices, including SMOKE DETECTORS,,

-regards

frodo

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