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    Default AFCI's in condos

    Are AFCI's required in condo bedrooms? (2003 ICC codes) Since condos do not fall under the IRC I didn't have a quick answer.

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    Default Re: AFCI's in condos

    They are under the NEC and the NEC requires them in ALL bedrooms in dwelling units ... and, while the common condo structure is not 'a dwelling unit structure' each condo itself is 'a dwelling unit'.

    The answer is Yes, AFCIs are required in condos just like in regular houses.

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    Default Re: AFCI's in condos

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: AFCI's in condos

    Follow up question: what if the unit is an efficiency? There is no "bedroom" per say. Does the entire unit have to be AFCI protected?

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    Default Re: AFCI's in condos

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Teitel View Post
    Follow up question: what if the unit is an efficiency? There is no "bedroom" per say. Does the entire unit have to be AFCI protected?

    Kevin Teitel
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    Very interesting question.

    I would say 'all except the kitchen and bathroom ones'.

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