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dj1
Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

If you added a circuit dedicated to the bathroom, you don't need AFCI, but you need a GFCI near the water source.

Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit
dj1 wrote:

If you added a circuit dedicated to the bathroom, you don't need AFCI, but you need a GFCI near the water source.

I agree DJ but a funny label is now placed on some "standard" GFCI receptacles. They read something like "not to be used in wet or damp locations". I thought like you.. that's why we install them...because the location is either wet or damp:)

I think they're just trying to say... outside we now have to use the "weather resistant" type.

Brad
Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

The AFCI trips if ground leakage exceeds 30 MA a GFCI if ground leakage exceeds 6 MA, either one is more than enough personal protection because it takes 500 MA to be deadly.

Jack

Whoever told you it takes 500mA to be deadly is totally wrong.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit
brrichter wrote:

Whoever told you it takes 500mA to be deadly is totally wrong.

Oops, sorry got and extra 0 in that post, it should have said 50 MA.
Jack

Mastercarpentry
Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit
The Semi-Retired Electric wrote:

I don't have a clue what it takes to kill someone and I suspect there aren't many volunteers to conduct experiments with...

Put me on the "Do Not Call" list for that, Maurice :D
Great knowledge and advice from you as always!

Phil

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