Originally Posted By: rbennett
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The problems of the test is the same if the house is occupied or not. Clocks etc. must be addressed. As time goes on we will probably see all ckts in a house AFCI protected. Clocks and computers are in houses that are not occupied.
Anytime that we test something we have a possible problem that the test will do damage. Just turning on the water to an upstairs shower could bring problems.
In short we must all realize that we must check and see what "testing" might do if things go wrong. Trip a breaker and it will not reset. We broke it because we were the last person to touch it. We do not test the rest of the breakers for their overload rating.
Perhaps testing GFCI and AFCI's is too far away from our SOP
Oh yes check the oven for items stored before turning it on to see if it works. Also do not test the selfcleaning option unless your are going to spend a lot of time waiting for it to complete the test
Jeff any thoughts??