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arc fault required? #42447
09/20/04 08:37 PM
09/20/04 08:37 PM
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jayson  Offline OP
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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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Re: arc fault required? #42448
09/20/04 08:46 PM
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capt al  Offline
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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.

Re: arc fault required? #42449
09/20/04 09:42 PM
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mustangelectric  Offline
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Bentonville, AR
hi,
any new circuit extensions have to meet todays requirements..

mustang


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Re: arc fault required? #42450
09/22/04 12:36 PM
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Electricmanscott  Offline
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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.

Re: arc fault required? #42451
09/22/04 02:17 PM
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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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Re: arc fault required? #42452
09/22/04 05:08 PM
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Dave55  Offline
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Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA
Consult the AHJ.

Dave


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