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arc fault circuit breaker

we have had an electrical nightmare: 3 electricians that failed to finish their jobs. our electrical inspection finally passed; a friend and I finished it, but inspector said we need arc fault circuit breakers for bedrooms. Have an idea how to replace them, but would like a qualified electrician or someone who does know how to do it, answer with some tips. thanx

Timothy Miller
Re: arc fault circuit breaker

Arc fault breaker is installed in the electrical panel and looks just like GFI breakers installed same way. The instructions are in the packet with the AFI breaker tell you how to install- real easy too. The AFI trip 1000 times more sensative the GFI breakers. This is code now for bedrooms the breaker cost about $30 each. I'd install one in the living room too. Depending on you wired the bedrooms will determine how many AFI to install they come in 15 and 20 amp and carry load like a regular breaker.

Re: arc fault circuit breaker

You might want to check out this site http://www.afcisafety.org/
Lots of good info.

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