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    Question AFCI and GFCI Question

    I did a new construction home today and came across this issue.
    The breaker panel has 2 seperate circuits for the bedrooms and they are AFCI protected.
    These circuits also feed the master bathroom and the hallway bathroom.
    The bathrooms are GFCI protected.
    My question is should the GFCI outlets in the bathrooms be fed from an AFCI protected outlet or should they be on thier own circuits?
    Thank for your help!
    Brian Burns
    MHHI

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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Bathrooms should be on their own circuit.

    RR


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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Rushing View Post
    Bathrooms should be on their own circuit.

    RR
    Which should be GFCI protected.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Si...

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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Jerry,
    I thought so,
    Thanks alot!!!
    Brian


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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Brian,
    Thought you might find interesting.

    Siemens Introduces Combination ARC Fault Circuit Interrupters

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
    - Paul Fix

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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Yeah... thank's Gerry

    RR


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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Walker View Post
    Brian,
    Thought you might find interesting.

    Siemens Introduces Combination ARC Fault Circuit Interrupters
    But ...

    They are not "combination AFCI and GFCI", only combinations of types of AFCI to protect against various types of arcs.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    That is correct.
    What I found interesting was that with this one detecting arcs at loose connection it seems to have implications for Al conductors. I haven't seen any testing data yet. Wonder if any mfrs have thought about it?

    This is major drift. Sorry, Brian

    The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
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    Richard I mean Rodney how does it feel under the Bus? I mean I get no respect!


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    Default Re: AFCI and GFCI Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Walker View Post
    That is correct.
    What I found interesting was that with this one detecting arcs at loose connection it seems to have implications for Al conductors. I haven't seen any testing data yet. Wonder if any mfrs have thought about it?

    This is major drift. Sorry, Brian
    I think I asked Doug when this first came out as to a solution for AL wiring. He gave me a long explanation, bottom lime will not work.

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