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    60 A or 100 A service for a condo...

    Hi All,

    I have a buddy of mine whom is renovating a condo space within Nyc. Not certain of sq footage for size but believe it just a standard two bedroom unit already equiped with a single phase 60 amp service (220v). One electrican claimed they will need to upgrade the service 100a but yet another electrician claimed the 60 amp service is fine. Largest load is a split air unit 30a, range oven 40a and maybe a hot tube with standard convenice outlets, everything arc fault as described by electrican.

    More is usually better but at a cost, any suggestions as to what you would do, upgrade to 100a or stay with 60 a service?

    Thank you and any suggestions greatly appreciated

    John

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    I have never seen an electric oven in NYC but I haven't worked there in 50 years. If so and without more info I would say 100 amps is needed.
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    Agreed I do a lot of work in NYC and I also say go with the 100. Pm me if u need more information or a 2nd opinion

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    One other note, depending on the building many condos in NYC are fed with 1Ø, 120/208 volts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    I have never seen an electric oven in NYC but I haven't worked there in 50 years. If so and without more info I would say 100 amps is needed.
    Funny story: a friend of mine does AV design/install work in high-end apartments/condos in NYC and the surrounding area. He recently did a load study on a condo being renovated, and it included an electric range, oven, and dryer (which IS strange for NYC). The condo was on the 30th floor; anything below the 25th floor had gas, and above, all appliances were electric. The engineer for the building apparently didn't account for having to get the gas to the top of the 50-floor building, and no accommodations could be made to raise the NG pressure after the building was built.

    High-end clients were pissed, but the only viable solution was for the contractor/engineering firm to comp everyone above the 25th floor electric appliances. Oops.



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