Breaker box in apt

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Breaker box in apt

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Long story short; I live in an apt that is one house that got turned into two apts with another apt on the lot that I guess was a detached garage. The garage apt has its own breaker box and water heater, mine does not. The question here is what would the owner need to do to put in a breaker box for my unit? Also what is needed to put in different meters for each apt? thanks
 
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#1 You did not add your location to your profile, and no one on any website can see what's involved so all you can hope for is a lot if useless guesses.
#2, No local electrician in there right mind is going to take the time to give you a quote unless you own the property.
 
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First not asking for quote just asking ballpark of what it would take. Like telling someone to bake cake you need flour eggs oil sugar... then mix pour into pan bake cool ice. There less then 60 secs of your life. Second that was kind of rude either help or why waste time with a reply... Oh and why does my location matter?
 
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We need much more information. I can tell you that it's going to take a lot of work, make a huge mess, be expensive, and probably won't pay itself off.


Personally, I think this is out-of-scope of this forum and should be left between your landlord and a professional.
 
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Location is important in many ways.
Labor rates can vary as much as $100.00 an hour depending on location.
Permits cost vary.
Codes can vary from state to state, country to country, even county to county.
 
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Old 02-21-14, 06:23 AM
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Baking a cake is much more straight forward than electrical work. Electrical work will vary based on materials used, labor rates, site conditions, scope of job, permit fees, inspections and power company involvement.
 
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Old 02-21-14, 08:18 AM
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The garage apt has its own breaker box and water heater, mine does not. The question here is what would the owner need to do to put in a breaker box for my unit? Also what is needed to put in different meters for each apt? thanks
You are in an apartment that was once a house. The circuits would have to be totally separated probably requiring a near rewire of the entire building. There would likely need to be two new services as well, not to mention separating all the heating and plumbing in the building. There is a reason the owner has not already done this, probably the excessive cost involved. I am just guessing at this, but I believe the landlord is probably paying all utilities in your building.
 
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Psst! It is not mandatory to separate out plumbing and heating and hot water when separating out electrical service to be billed separately for each unit. But so long as there is a common (shared) furnace or water heater, etc. the landlord must continue to pay the utility bill that is affected by that item(s)

Also the landlord must wait until the end of a lease (or give 30 days notice if there is no lease) before making tenants individually responsible for utilities that were once included in the rent.
 
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Old 02-21-14, 02:23 PM
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It is not mandatory to separate out plumbing and heating and hot water when separating out electrical service to be billed separately for each unit. But so long as there is a common (shared) furnace or water heater, etc. the landlord must continue to pay the utility bill that is affected by that item(s)
If the water heater is electric, one tenant would be paying for the other so what is the point in separate services if all the electric isn't separated? The same for power to the furnace. One tenant would rightfully be screaming. The only way the landlord could pay those electric costs separately would be on a 3rd service (house service).
 
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