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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

    You're very wise to add GFCI protection to the circuits close to water where contact resistance is very low.

    If you can locate the bedroom receptacle which feeds the bath fan & lights simply replace it with a GFCI receptacle and you should be fine.

    I've discussed this with an AHJ,EE, CMP member friend and we do it all the time.

    Good Luck from Columbiana, Alabama
    Maurice Turgeon, http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com

  2. #12
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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    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.

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    Default Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by brrichter View Post
    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
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Inline GFCI on AFCI circuit

    Quote Originally Posted by The Semi-Retired Electric View Post
    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
    Great knowledge and advice from you as always!

    Phil

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