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Where an existing guestroom is being renovated, and limited electrical work is involved, relocating a receptacle or adding a receptacle, does the entire guestroom unit need to be brought up to code? Or just the altered receptacle?

Question asked by Jeff Taylor on May 3, 2018
Latest reply on May 9, 2018 by Nick Sasso

In NEC-2017:

Paragraph 210.12.C requires that all guestrooms be protected by arc fault protective devices.

Paragraph 210.12.D requires that in a dormitory or dwelling unit, if a circuit is altered, then the entire unit must be arc fault protected, ie: brought up to code.