An electrician buddy of mine just told me that he is required to put
arc fault protectors to all runs going to bedrooms. An inspector
recently pinged him because he did not put the fire detectors in the
bed room on the arc fault run.
Why would the code potentially disable your smoke detectors because
there was an arc fault? This doesn't make sense, unless smoke
detectors are responsible for bedroom fires...
Anybody know the *reason* behind the code?
- posted 18 years ago