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#154066 - 02/22/04 07:05 PM Panels in public hallway?
rknikko Offline

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 41
Loc: NY
Can I move the existing panels from the basement to the ground level public hallway in a 2 family house. I'm doing this because I am moving the existing meters from the basement to the outside of the house? Normally, the panel will be in the tenant's unit, but in this case I am not sure whether it can be installed in the hallway or not. Please help. Thank you.

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#154067 - 02/22/04 07:11 PM Re: Panels in public hallway?
Ryan_J Offline

Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 1355
Loc: West Jordan, Utah, USA
I don't see any reason why not. You should be fine.
Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City

#154068 - 02/22/04 07:43 PM Re: Panels in public hallway?
dlabrenz Offline

Registered: 09/04/01
Posts: 25
Loc: Muskegon, MI
You may want to check and make shure that this is not a 1 hour rated wall. If it is, you will not be able to mount this panel in the wall. If it isn't rated, then I don't see a problem.

#154069 - 02/22/04 07:49 PM Re: Panels in public hallway?
rknikko Offline

Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 41
Loc: NY
What is a 1 hour rated wall? How can I tell?

#154070 - 02/23/04 10:57 AM Re: Panels in public hallway?
earlydean Offline

Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 749
Loc: Griswold, CT, USA
You can tell because the sheetrock (Gypsum wallboard) will be type X, and usually two layers. Type X has a different shade to it, somewhat darker than non fire rated sheetrock. In a two family, so long as you stay away from the wall that separates the two apartments, you should be OK. If it is, you can still manage by boxing your panels in with a rated partition. Remember to seal all penetrations with rated fire/draft caulk.


#154071 - 02/23/04 12:21 PM Re: Panels in public hallway?
Roger Offline

Registered: 05/18/02
Posts: 1779
Loc: N.C.
Don't take this the wrong way, but are you permitting this work?

Being that this is a "public" building or atleast not just your residence, you should have this work performed by a licensed electrical contractor.

You did not list your occupation in your profile.


#154072 - 02/29/04 12:43 PM Re: Panels in public hallway?
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
Look at the plans to find rated walls.
Not just at the "E" sheets.
Try the "A" sheets. Very often I've found discrepancies between the "E" and "A" sheets.
BTW, in court, it will be the "A" sheets (reflected ceiling plan) that take precedence...S

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