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Dec 6, 2008
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Gfci and Afci breaker/plug question

I'm installing 2 fish tanks in one of the bedrooms and usually it calls for gfci outlet.
I have afci breaker though, and was wondering what would be good solution here ?
Change the breaker to dual afci/gfci breaker, or simply change two plugs to gfci ?
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May 12, 2004
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Don't change the breaker...no need to support the arc fault mafia. Plugs only will be fine.
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Plugs will likely be much cheaper.
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Jul 4, 2004
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Just install an inline GFI. The ones next to the extension cords.
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I replaced my outlet to a GFCI outlet.
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get gfci plug
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Well looks like only one outlet nweds to be gfci anf any outlets downstream will be gfci aswell.

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