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4 - Family service upgade #34867 02/26/04 12:41 PM
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REELECTRIC Offline OP
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I am bidding a service upgrade on a 4 family. I've done many houses and duplexes but this is a first. I checked Art.230, but Im still not clear and the local inspector isn't much help. The four meters & panels are grouped in the basement. Does anyone know if I need a disconnect or overcurrent protection on the service entrance conducors before I tap for the individual services?

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Re: 4 - Family service upgade #34868 02/26/04 02:06 PM
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We need a little more information. Where are the panels?
Are the panels installed, one in each apartment? Then you need a main disconnect and OCP for the building and main disconnects and OCP in each panel.
Are the panels grouped together in the basement? Then you don't need a main for the building, but you still need mains and OCP in each panel.

BTW, what is a man house? A singlr family?

Earl


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Re: 4 - Family service upgade #34869 02/26/04 02:16 PM
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REELECTRIC Offline OP
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"Man house" should have been many single family homes. A great typist I'm not, sorry. Disconnects are grouped in the basement. Thanks Earl.

Re: 4 - Family service upgade #34870 02/26/04 05:46 PM
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REELECTRIC,

Welcome to ECN!

FYI, you can edit mistakes that you make by clicking on the [Linked Image] above the post where you made a mistake.

Bill

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Re: 4 - Family service upgade #34871 02/27/04 11:32 PM
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As long as it is fewer than six individual services, you shouldn't need a separate disconnect, IIRC. (barring unforseen local Code interpretations)

[aside] One concern is if there are common areas (laundry, storage, hallways, garage) an additional panel/meter might be needed for (terminology blank) "landlord provided power" for those areas. If there are, your customer (landlord) might want a separate meter and panel for those areas. Just a thought.[/aside]


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