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    2020 NEC AFCI

    So it looks like we'll get 100% AFCI "protection" on all 15 and 20 amp, 120 volt circuits in the 2020 NEC.

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    Not a surprise given the trend over the past few code cycles to make more money for the CB manufacturers.
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    All responses based on the 2014 NEC unless otherwise noted

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    Oh, I guess something must have changed so they are now a safety improvement when used in bathrooms but were not before
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    So why can't we have afci mains?

    ~S~

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    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    So why can't we have afci mains?

    ~S~

    would be way to involved to troubleshoot
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    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    So why can't we have afci mains?

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    25% of the country would be without power.

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    Only the 25% that can least afford it.
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    If plumbers were smart, they would lobby for sprinklers in residences over afci breakers. If only...

    Even if afci breakers worked perfectly, they are still far far inferior to sprinklers in terms of fire protection.

    It appears the electrical Lobby has more cloud or pulling power than the plumbers.

    An afci main would be fun LOL. And I bet it wouldn't be 25% of houses more like 95% of the houses wouldn't have power
    Electricians do it until it Hertz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by romex jockey View Post
    So why can't we have afci mains?

    ~S~
    If AFCI mains would have the same track record as AFCI breakers, I wouldn't touch one with a one million mile pole.

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