multi family hevy up

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wff

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Doing a heavy up for a five unit apt building. What Dose 2008 nec. Require the min circuit amps for each sub panel in the Apts? Gas heat/water and cooking so no real loud in the units.
 

roger

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Use article 220 and calculate the size from that. Even though there are some gas appliances, you will still need to do a little math.

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I am sheltered here where the West begins, what is a "Hevy up"? A service upgrade?
I think it is more a North Eastern term for service upgrade, I don't hear it down here in the South.

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Maybe it's a "Down East" term for a service upgrade. I still haven't figured out down east. :confused: Out West I get.
Down East is a common term used at the North Pole, everything from there is down. ;)

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wff

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Sorry about that, its a (Sevice upgrade). one of you got the area right (md). I didn't know it was a local term. So there is no min for each apt? It would just go buy its own requirements for the apt?
 

jrohe

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I'm curious as to why a mechanical contractor would be inquiring about the requirements for sizing dwelling unit panels in an electrical service upgrade...
 

wff

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I'm curious as to why a mechanical contractor would be inquiring about the requirements for sizing dwelling unit panels in an electrical service upgrade...
Thanks jumper, I'm the new guy so I didn't want to push him under the bus. But I think he got cliped non the less. So after looking a little more in nec 2008 I do belive my first poster was right and i just do the math. Looks like I was given bad info locally about there being a 150 amp min to each unit. If anyone knows anything different please post it. We have private Contractors doing all inspections now and Bad info is becoming a regular thing.
 
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jrohe

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Thanks jumper, I'm the new guy so I didn't want to push him under the bus. But I think he got cliped non the less. So after looking a little more in nec 2008 I do belive my first poster was right and i just do the math. Looks like I was given bad info locally about there being a 150 amp min to each unit. If anyone knows anything different please post it. We have private Contractors doing all inspections now and Bad info is becoming a regular thing.
I sincerely apologize for any disrepect. It was not intended. I honestly did not know that it was not uncommon for a mechanical contractor to also hold an electrical license. Please accept my sincere apology.
 
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