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    Price of dual function AFCI/GFCI devices

    I am no longer involved with anything residential and as such I have no idea where prices (or technology for that matter) has gone, but to those working in the field how much do dual function breakers cost vs standard AFCIs breakers? Is anyone still using AFCI breakers and separate GFCI receptacles?
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    I have yet to use a combo gfci/afci. I suspect they are around $40-50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    I have yet to use a combo gfci/afci. I suspect they are around $40-50


    Not offered at the local supply?
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    DF's are the norm in my area now, though I know of one contractor that still used AFCI breakers and GFCI receptacles. Personally after all the trouble with DF's, I think the separate breaker and receptacle is a better idea, preferably an AFCI that does not incorporate GFPE.

    I have not bought one lately since I had been working for someone for the past year and I never saw a supply house invoice on them (special Square D pricing through a local wholesaler), but shelf price at HD is around $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    DF's are the norm in my area now, though I know of one contractor that still used AFCI breakers and GFCI receptacles. Personally after all the trouble with DF's, I think the separate breaker and receptacle is a better idea, preferably an AFCI that does not incorporate GFPE.

    I have not bought one lately since I had been working for someone for the past year and I never saw a supply house invoice on them (special Square D pricing through a local wholesaler), but shelf price at HD is around $50.
    Obvious answer- but are DFs cheaper than AFCI and GFCI down stream?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrooke View Post
    Obvious answer- but are DFs cheaper than AFCI and GFCI down stream?
    Regular AFCI - $40. GFCI receptacle - $15. That also requires slightly more labor, so the DF's are cheaper overall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter d View Post
    Regular AFCI - $40. GFCI receptacle - $15. That also requires slightly more labor, so the DF's are cheaper overall.
    But the manufactures still more
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    We use the DF when possible and are having fewer problems. Not because of, just is.
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    To answer your question.My supplier sells the BR AFCI cb at $40.83 each and the dual function at $45.66 each.

    I agree with Peter d, using two individual devices does make it easier to troubleshoot an issue when you have one. I have been using the DF's when necessary and have not had any issues yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckle Dragger View Post
    To answer your question.My supplier sells the BR AFCI cb at $40.83 each and the dual function at $45.66 each.

    I agree with Peter d, using two individual devices does make it easier to troubleshoot an issue when you have one. I have been using the DF's when necessary and have not had any issues yet.
    Does it really cost 5 bucks more for GFCIs
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