Joe Tedesco

11:35AM | 07/27/06
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
If you don't agree with any of the proposals you can send in a Public Comment and ask for a Reject.

Be sure to give your reasons why.

210.12 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection.

(A) Definition: Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI).

An arc-fault circuit interrupter is a device intended to provide

protection from the effects of arc faults by recognizing

characteristics unique to arcing and by functioning to deenergize

the circuit when an arc fault is detected. [ROP


(B) Dwelling Units. All 120-volt, single phase, 15- and

20-ampere branch circuits installed in dwelling units shall

be protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination

type installed to provide protection of the branch

circuit. [ROP 2–105, 2–142, 2–111]

FPN No. 1: For information on types of arc-fault circuit

interrupters, see UL 1699-1999, Standard for Arc-Fault

Circuit Interrupters.

FPN No. 2: See 11.6.3(5) of NFPA 72®-2007, National

Fire Alarm Code® for information related to secondary

power supply requirements for smoke alarms installed in

dwelling units. [ROP 2–118a]

FPN No. 3: See 760.41 and 760.121 for power supply

requirements for fire alarm systems. [ROP 2–143]

Exception: The location of the arc-fault circuit interrupter

shall be permitted to be at other than the origination of the

branch circuit where the arc-fault circuit interrupter is installed

within 1.8 m (6 ft) of the branch circuit overcurrent

device as measured along the branch circuit conductors.

[ROP 2–147, 2–137]

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant


04:11PM | 07/27/06
Member Since: 01/18/99
47 lifetime posts
What is this purpose of this thread. I guess some people have to much time on they hand?

Let us know how it works out.

Joe Tedesco

06:22AM | 07/28/06
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
Yes, because I am totally in favor of saving lives, and this is one way for me to get that message accross to the people who want to install electrical systems!

Many are unqualified as well, and the DIY industry needs people who understand the hazards involved!

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon