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#42447 - 09/20/04 08:37 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 08:46 PM Re: arc fault required?  
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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 09:42 PM Re: arc fault required?  
mustangelectric  Offline
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hi,
any new circuit extensions have to meet todays requirements..

mustang


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#42450 - 09/22/04 12:36 PM Re: arc fault required?  
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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 02:17 PM Re: arc fault required?  
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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 05:08 PM Re: arc fault required?  
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Consult the AHJ.

Dave



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