9 Common Approved Arc-Fault Installations NEC (A)(1)A listed combination-type circuit breaker installed at the panel to protect entire circuit.
10 Arc-Fault Branch and Feeder Circuit Breaker NEC (A)(2)Requires AFCI circuit breaker and AFCI deviceNEC (A)(2)
11 Common Approved Arc-Fault Installation Technique NEC (A)(4)Listed circuit breaker with AFCI device installed at first outlet.Cable from panel to first outlet (home run) is restricted to 50 Ft. for #14 and 70 Ft. for #12
13 Summary of Arc-Fault Requirements The following rooms/areas do not require AFCI protection.Basement (unless used as a space requiring AFCI)OutdoorBathroomsIn each room listed as requiring arc-fault all devices must be protected.
14 Readily Accessible NEC 100 Accessible, Readily Capable of being reached for operation, renewal, or inspection without requiring those to whom ready access is requisite to actions such as to use tools, to climb over or remove obstacles, or to resort to portable ladders, and so forth.
15 Branch Circuits Requiring GFCI and AFCI Protection. Install combination type AFCI in panel and GFCI as first device in circuit.Install circuit breaker listed as dual purpose.Install device listed as dual purpose.
17 Exception to AFCI Requirement NEC (B) exceptionAFCI protection is not required where an extension to an Existing circuit is less than 6 Ft. and does not include any additional outlets or devices.Service entrance upgrades often utilize this exception.
18 Receptacles NEC 406.12(A) Dwelling Units All non-locking 125 volt,15 and 20 amp receptacles shall be listed tamper-resistant receptacles.All areas as specified in
19 Outdoor Receptacles Wet locations NEC 210.8(A)(3)All 15 and 20 ampere, 125 volt require GFCI protection.NEC 406.9(B)(1)All 15 and 20 ampere,125 and 250 volt non- locking receptacles shall be listed as weather resistant.
20 Outdoor Receptacles NEC 406.9(B)(1) All 15 and 20 ampere receptacles will have an outlet cover listed as “extra duty”
21 The Grounding Electrode System NECAll of the following grounding electrodes that are present at a building must be bonded together to form the grounding electrode system.Metal underground water Pipe.Metal frame of building or structureConcrete encased electrodeGround RingRod and Pipe electrodesPlate electrodesOther local metal underground systemsOther listed electrodes
22 Concrete-Encased Electrode Sometimes referred to as the Ufer ground.Named after its inventor Herbert G. UferAdded to the NEC in 1968Required in the NEC in 1978
23 Components that Qualify as a Concrete Encased Electrode 20 Ft. of rebar not less than ½ inch, one continuous length or multiple pieces tied together with tie wire or other effective means.A minimum of 20 Ft. of bare copper conductor no smaller than # 4.Both methods require a # 4 copper conductor from the concrete encased electrode to the main disconnecting means.
24 Approved Methods to Connect Concrete-Encased Electrode
26 Supporting of Non-Metallic Sheathed Cable (Romex) NECWithin 12 inches of every outlet box, junction box, cabinet or fitting support must be provided.Type NM cable must be supported every 4.5 feet on a long run.NEC (C) exceptionSingle gang plastic boxes must be supported within 8 inches of the box.
27 Non-metallic Sheathed Cable installed Through Bored Holes NEC 300.4(A)Type NM cable must maintain 1-1/4 inches from the nearest edge of the wood framing member.If 1-1/4 inches cannot be maintained a steel plate at least 1/16 of an inch thick will be installed to cover the area.
31 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Passing Through Holes in Wood Framing NECAmpacity of type NM cable is determined byWhere more than two cables are installed in drilled holes that are sealed with insulation, caulk or foam ampacity adjustments from Table (B)(3)(a) apply.
32 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Installed in Contact with Thermal Insulation NECAmpacity of type NM cable is determined byWhere more than two cables are installed in thermal insulation without maintaining spacing ampacity adjustment from Table (B)(3)(a) apply.
33 Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable Bundled NECType NM cable is subject to the ampacity adjustments of Table (B)(3)(a).
35 Basic Heat Pump Installation All installers need to have a EPA licenseCan be installed by Electricians, Master and journeyman oil technicians. (Residential)A disconnect is required at each outdoor unit.A service receptacle is required within 25 feet of the outdoor unit.(exception for one and two family dwellings)The wiring between the outside unit and inside unit needs to be UF Cable, Liqua-tite, or PVC Jacketed MC Cable.Using Type TC-ER or CL-3R cable is a code violation.