The problem isnt the breaker, its the effect of the breaker.Well that explains the $100 or so for a breaker... I honestly just thought that's how much they were.
The new CE Code Rule 260724 (g) allows the use of an Outlet Branch-Circuit Type arc-fault circuit interrupter (OBC AFCI) instead of the Combination circuit breaker type required with Rule 26-724 (f), provided that the OBC AFCI is installed at the first outlet on the branch circuit and the wir¬ing method for the portion of the branch circuit between the branch-circuit overcurrent device and the first outlet comprises metal raceway, armoured cable, or non-metallic conduit or tubing
must have been a lot more work than you expected. Typically it's 80 bucks an hour. Min 1 hour charge. If all he had to do was add a breaker it shouldn't have been more than a couple hundred bucks.The electricians wanted an arm and a leg. So I ended up just mapping out all the outlets in my place then re routed power to less used circuits with some extension cords. I was able to reserve the entire 16a circuit for my work room. It only came down to 2 outlets that needed rerouting and stopping the use of 3 other outlets throughout out my place.