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Re: Apt 15amp fuse

Posted by TenantNet on July 16, 1997 at 13:03:51:

In Reply to: Apt 15amp fuse posted by Toni Alvarez on July 01, 1997 at 02:10:17:

: Hi I have this question, and I hope I'm in the right place.
: where I can find if really exists some type of law about apts and
: power, meaning this tenant complains all the time about his fuse
: blowing off, the building has only 15amp for each apt and he is
: saying that he is going to complain to some agency in the city
: ( NY ), the problem I told him that since he bought his air
: conditioner he need to remember to cut off some things when he is
: using it. He is telling me that this is America and he can't live
: like that, once in a while (days) the fuse blowing off
: Any ideas out there so he stop complaining?

I think you may be a landlord -- but it's a legit question and this
tenant does sound a bit unreasonable as many older buildings (including
mine) have only 15A fuses. New wiring requires greater capacity, but older
wiring does not need to be upgraded. On the other hand, if the wiring is
improper or in bad condition, it should be repaired. THe Electrical Code
covers this for NYC. I think they are still in the Municipal Bldg (1 Centre
Street) or over at Buildings -- 60 Hudson St. Tell the tenant (and as you
know we are on the tenant's side) that he should be more careful and
balance his electrical usage. Do not run coffee pots or other devices
while he's using the AC. It's just common sense.

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