I still run into 70's GFCI's that still appear to work just fine.
single pane windows is not a safety issue as much as it is energy use issue. You don't have to order lead base paint from third world countries. It just is not available at hardware stores and home centers that sell primarily to homeowners. Lead base paint is used AFAIK in some harsh environment conditions where it is superior to other options. I don't know how easy it is to get but it is still used at times. I think paints used for road striping contained lead for a long time after the ban for lead paint in general was issued. Don't really know if it is still that way.
I'd like to start a new thread as per your request but cannot locate the post new thread button.
So....I'll respond here.
1) Entering my 9th year as an inspector. I've seen the actual glowing BX cable only twice but have seen the charred trail in the insulation leading up to the wood framing member a handful of times. I'll try to snap a pic next time I encounter such.
2) Can't speak to NEMA's statement but many state and federally funded housing projects here require installation of CFL's in the construction or renovation of properties. On numerous occasions, electricians have reiterated that they had an AFCI trip problem that was solved once they removed, replaced or even re-oriented the CFL. Other than that, I personally have no experience with such, just what is reiterated to me as an inspector.
3) Again.....I don't believe I am authorized to "start" a new thread.
4.) AFCI's were developed by Cutler Hammer. I cannot find any information where they question the effectiveness of the device.
Of course that may not serve thier needs so I guess obtaining info of that nature is difficult at best to locate. I wish I had saved a link to what I previously read about some new device. I believe it may have been in an IAEI newsletter.
Near the top of the page it takes you to is a button that says "+New Topic or Question".
Check bottom right of this page to see your permissions. If you can reply you should be able to start new topics.
You guys need to read this article on the history of AFCI's and quit blaming the manufactuers and blame the CPSC instead or UL.
I can build anything you want if you draw a picture of it on the back of a big enough check.
There's no substitute for hard work....but that doesn't mean I'm going to give up trying to find one.
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