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Hi Sparky, Can you provide the NEC code for the necessity

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Hi Sparky, Can you provide the NEC code for the necessity of a branch circuit to be AFCI when an outlet is replaced? I am being challenged. We just had the 2 prong outlet discussion a few minutes ago. Thank you, Greg

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Give me some time and I will look for it.

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NEC 210.12(b). Thank you for requesting me again. i appreciate that.

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2011 book

They actually now have arc fault receptacles. That way the whole circuit does not have to be arc fault. You can replace the receptacle.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Sparky. I don't have the NEC 2011 code. Can you quote it?

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I do need to apologize for my misinterpretation. The code actually states that only if the "wiring" is modified replaced, or extended. Then the afci requirement is implemented.
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