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We have a new 12 room motel addition we are wiring. There are two bathrooms in which the arc-fault breakers are trippping. The loads are - two three lamp incandescant wall fixtures, and two GFCI receptacles per 20 amp circuit. The breakers do not trip until approx 10-15 minutes after they are energized. There is nothing plugged into the outlets, only the light fixtures are "on". Gary Travis

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