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  1. Canadian Electrical Forum
    Looking for any code requirements for gfci/afci requirements for a commercial space (grocery store).... specifically refrigerators/freezers.
  2. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hey All! I can't for the life of me figure this one out. A 2-Pole Eaton AFCI breaker, supporting a MWBC, that has been installed for ~ a year has suddenly started tripping consistently. One leg of the MWBC has a Garage Door Opener, two Lutron Caseta/RA2 Dimmers, three non-dimmer Lutron...
  3. Canadian Electrical Forum
    We have encountered an unusual problem with a new arc fault protected circuit in an existing home. We installed some receptacles in a client's basement and we are having issues with the AFCI device tripping instantly when a load is applied. We have experienced AFCI problems in the past, and...
  4. NEC Code Forum
    I get into this discussion every now and then with other electricians: Some say that as of NEC 2014, a grounding type receptacle in non-grounded receptacle location no longer needs to be GFCI protected in dwelling units; they say that AFCI protection is adequate. How does one come to that...
  5. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello, sorry if this doesn't belong here, don't know where to ask. I am a student living in an apartment building and for the past few months my living room breaker has been tripping with only an Xbox and a TV plugged into the outlet. I asked my landlord for help when it first started happening...
  6. General Electrical Discussion
    I have 12/3 running from the panel to the kitchen. One hot to disposal, one to dishwasher; split neutral at one kitchen junction to allow two short runs of 12/2 to each appliance. I need to upgrade from standard to a cafci breaker setup. This is a GE panel. So two problems: 1) GE does not...
  7. General Electrical Discussion
    I have a 3.5 yr old house and my AFCI circuit breaker attached to my master bedroom started tripping intermittently. I disconnected everything from my outlets and still see the tripping happen. The only electric equipment connected are a ceiling fan and recessed lights. I have seen the tripping...
  8. General Electrical Discussion
    Hello evenryone! I encountered some issue during gfci installation and appreciate any input from you. Thank you very much! I bought 30 or 40 gfci and afci and the ones both with gfci and afci to rewire the whole house. I have an experienced electrician who replaced everything for me. But during...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I have a GE breaker panel with GE circuits. There is a 20 amp AFCI circuit feeding a microwave, which works just fine and never trips during normal use. However there is a specific scenario that causes a trip. There is a Marley Architectural Wall Heater on a separate, double pole 30 amp...
  10. NEC Code Forum
    I am working on a remodel and we are putting in a new main panel and converting the old main panel to a subpanel. My question is whether anyone has tried using a 100AMP AFCI breaker in their main panel and then kept the existing, old-style breakers in the subpanel. And the follow up is: did...
  11. Residential Electrical Forum
    Anyone run into a issue where all AFCI's are tripping in the panel? This is the 4th time in about 6 months that this has happened. It was a remodel that was updated to 2015 codes (Only the AFCI's trip) all other breakers are the same. Any help would be appreciated. :)
  12. General Electrical Discussion
    I think I learned something new this week. - I put a dedicated circuit in for a customer for her micro-hood and it trips intermittently. (Maybe every 3 weeks or so.) I tested the insulation resistances, looked at my work, and then I used the Siemens Intelli-Arcl tool on the circuit and found the...
  13. Canadian Electrical Forum
    New code says we don't AFCI protect counterplugs, island plugs and peninsula plugs. We also don't AFCI bathroom receptacles. In the 2015 code handbook it says the purpose of this rule is that AFCI protection is not normally required on a GFCI circuit or receptacles. Seems like they missed a...
  14. Residential Electrical Forum
    Hi, The original goal is to put some knob & tube on AFCI circuit breaker(s) for safety. I do this a lot since I work in old homes. I was testing receptacles with a plug tester to see if some grounded receptacles might be on non-grounded circuits. I got all 3 lights to come on! I tested...
  15. General Electrical Discussion
    I am a general contractor in Tacoma and every since July 1 2014 the new, at least I am being told this from my electrician, is he has to install AFCI in place of the old stand by breakers. What is happening is they seem to be less forgiving than the old ones. We have a client that has a rather...
  16. NEC Code Forum
    I'm on the 2011 NEC. 210.12(A) says that if I want to use an AFCI receptacle down stream from a standard circuit breaker, to protect the branch, then I must have metal conduit or metal armored cable between the panel and the 1st receptacle on the branch and then the AFCI receptacle is installed...
  17. Tools, Equipment and New Products
    In my quest to spend ever more money on new gadgets I have decided it's time for an AFCI tester! Plus, this may save some time with voltage issues in trouble shooting; in the past year I have been called 4 or 5 times and done a visual inspection to find burnt up lugs or connections ...I'm not...
  18. General Electrical Discussion
    Under what circumstances would you replace an AFCI with a standard breaker, if any? Some jurisdictions require AFCI's if a new SE or sub-panel is installed, in old wiring. I've had the AFCI's tripping for no good reason and wonder what others are doing.
  19. General Electrical Discussion
    Why would a pc in a garage trip an afci on another circuit? It is a Siemens 20 amp afci breaker.
  20. Services and Service Equipment
    I went into the SH the other day, and asked for a 2P AFCI breaker for a GE panel. There is a MWBC or two in a panel swapout, and the requirements for this job is that all circuits possible be AFCI protected. Anyway, I was told that GE no longer makes 2P AFCI breakers in 15 or 20A.:blink: " use...
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