Is this just an evil rumor or is this "the beginning of the end" for shared neutrals?
I for one would be very happy if shared neutrals died a fast and painful death!!
However, this whole AFCI requirement is a huge joke. You have devices that are still prone to nuisance trips, which invite Joe Homeowner to take a trip (pun intended) to the big box and get a bigger breaker to put in the panel (and we've all seen that too many idiots know just enough to change a breaker) because JH isn't bright enough to know why
the breaker keeps tripping.
GFCI's, having been throughly developed are however a great idea. Yeah, I know they have different goals, but ...
Oh, yeah, that reminds me..AFCI's also have GFI circuits too, right? Then how do you know WHY it tripped? As some of you have already posted, AFCI problems are a real bear to troubleshoot!!
The other one that HAS to get amended is the universal requirement for tamper proof receptacles in dwellings.
Don't even say that as a joke!!
You know someone will get the bright idea to submit that!!