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I had rough electrical inspection today on a house I am remodeling for my daughter. I mentioned that I would be putting the small appliance circuits on AFCI breakers since I believe that is required by the 2014 NEC. The inspector said it is not required because PA uses the 2008 NEC. I knew that, but figured I would use the latest code. The inspector said this caused problems having an AFCI and a GFCI on the same circuit. Anybody aware of any issues with this?

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I'd be surprised if appliances were not exempted from AFCI protection because a lot of appliances normally generate sparks when switches are operated. That would indeed cause problems because the prey of AFCIs is sparking.

Marc

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