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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Nothing is decided YET
    The fix is in already. There is no way this will be voted down.

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    The states can adopt the code in its entirety, or modify sections. For example, Michigan has an exemption or exception for arc fault breakers Virginia pushback adopting the 2014 NEC and the 2015 IBC, don't know why, but they may be working on deleting the requirements on Arc faults
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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    Like I should worry about the lower 25% of the people that can afford a new house after 2020.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JFletcher View Post
    . . . Virginia pushback adopting the 2014 NEC and the 2015 IBC, don't know why, but they may be working on deleting the requirements on Arc faults
    Let us pray.

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    Code references based on 2005 NEC
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    It seems that many jurisdictions has amended or removed some of the NEC AFCI requirements. Here in NJ that are not required for kitchens or bathrooms. I wonder how many places accept the NEC AFCI requirements word for word as written.
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    All responses based on the 2014 NEC unless otherwise noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    It seems that many jurisdictions has amended or removed some of the NEC AFCI requirements. Here in NJ that are not required for kitchens or bathrooms. I wonder how many places accept the NEC AFCI requirements word for word as written.
    NE is one.
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    Service call cha Ching !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletis View Post
    Service call cha Ching !
    Try explaining that ‘problem’ is not under warranty nor are the parts malfunctioning and still get paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    Try explaining that ‘problem’ is not under warranty nor are the parts malfunctioning and still get paid.

    We loose credibility

    especially when it's not an 'across the board' standard.

    But what is would be the time honored differential ,used in descending ma in euro panels

    works well for them , and would we finally conclude an afci is no more functionally AND incorporates the same chief operation component of a differential perhaps some clarity and transparency in electrical theory could be achieved.


    ~RJ~

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    I'm sure we are just squeamish about AFCIs because we don't understand how they work. What I could really use is an unverified instance where they caught a problem that maybe could have started a fire in a real world scenario, and then I will embrace them. After all, a two-thirds vote of educated people listening to a sales pitch thought it was a good idea, so how could it be wrong?

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