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Old 03-15-2016, 08:57 PM   #1
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Duplex Apartment House Upgrade

I have a Apartment house(two side by side apartments)that I am doing 100 Amp service panel upgrade for each Apt. I am looking for some in site on the best way to handle the meters would be. I think my best option for meters is to install a Multi-Position Meter Main like (Milbank U5882X). I priced it ordering from local supply house they are at $320. Would any of you want to share how you would approach this.
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Old 03-17-2016, 03:09 PM   #2
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Sounds like you have it covered. What are you asking?


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Is the wiring of both apartments completely separated now?

What local codes will you invoke by installing a new service?
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C'est Moi Looking to learn from some more experienced guys here.

480sparky The two apartments currently have separate meters and separate fused panel boards (being replaced).
Local power co has been contacted. It will be inspected by electrical inspector before new service is powered up. I contacted Building code for the address and work being done, no permit is needed.
Required meter box has to be ring-less and horn bypass or lever bypass.

Left side apartment will travel inside the house over 5 feet to panel board so I need an exterior disconnect.
Right side apartment will travel just 2 feet to panel board so no exterior disconnect is needed.

I looked in the electrical text books I have and they do not cover multi position meter cabinets. So I am looking where I can find more information on application for a duplex apartments.

I did see at least one house that had two 100 Amp entrances hooked into the municipal power and running down the house. This does not seem like a good approach to me.
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