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In wisconsin are arc fault breaker required in any other rooms

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In wisconsin are arc fault breaker required in any other rooms than the bedroom as of 2011 code
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 5 years ago.

AssuredElectrical :

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AssuredElectrical :

Yes, that is correct.

AssuredElectrical :

210.12 Arc-Fault Circuit-Interrupter
Protection

(A) Dwelling Units. All 120-volt, single phase, 15- and
20-ampere branch circuits supplying outlets installed in dwelling unit family rooms, dining rooms, living rooms, parlors, libraries, dens, bedrooms, sunrooms, recreation
rooms, closets, hallways, or similar rooms or areas shall be
protected by a listed arc-fault circuit interrupter, combination-
type, installed to provide protection of the branch circuit.

Customer:

is this a new law for 2011 or was it put in the books nad not adopted to2012

AssuredElectrical :

That is in the 2011 NEC code book when it came out January 2011

AssuredElectrical :

Every local jurisdiction has their own time when they adopt. Most have adopted the 2011

Customer:

But the NEC book is not in enforce to the following year is that correct

AssuredElectrical :

NEC was adopted 2011 January

AssuredElectrical :

Any city or county can adopt the next year or whenever. That is their call.

AssuredElectrical :

Mine adopted January 2011

AssuredElectrical :

New code every 3 years

Customer:

where can I find out what has been been adopted for my county

AssuredElectrical :

Call the county permits office

AssuredElectrical :

Sometimes they list it on their websites

Customer:

Thanks Jim

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