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.
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 - 02/23/0404:21 PMRe: Panels in public hallway?
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
[This message has been edited by electure (edited 02-29-2004).]