So I work in MD, DC, and VA and am having a hard time with AFCI requirements/code.
I’ve discovered that VA requires them only in bedrooms, per the 2008 NEC. I believe DC and MD have adopted the 2011 NEC, essentially requiring them everywhere but garages, bathrooms, and kitchens.
First, I should recommend an upgrade to current code where they don’t exist on older homes?
Second, should I recommend AFCIs be installed on renovations (lots of these in DC) when the developer/contractor didn’t install them?