Originally Posted By: bbadger
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I will point out that the NEC knows the difference between bedrooms, closets, bathrooms, kitchens etc.
You can not install a panel in a closet.
You have to install GFCIs in bathrooms
You have to have GFCI protection in kitchens.
My point is if the NEC meant bedroom closets they would have said so.
If you have a bathroom only accessed through a bedroom would you say the Bathroom requires AFCI protection? Or would that bedroom require GFCI protection?
How about a hall that leads only to a bedroom?
Don't read things into the NEC that it does not come right out and say. ![icon_cool.gif](upload://oPnLkqdJc33Dyf2uA3TQwRkfhwd.gif)
A moderator at Mike Holt's came up with the following and I try to remember it anytime I read the NEC.
Charlie?s Rule of Technical Reading
It doesn?t say what you think it says, nor what you remember it to have said, nor what you were told that it says, and certainly not what you want it to say, and if by chance you are its author, it doesn?t say what you intended it to say. Then what does it say? It says what it says. So if you want to know what it says, stop trying to remember what it says, and don?t ask anyone else. Go back and read it, and pay attention as though you were reading it for the first time.
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