Multi Unit Building with 4 Electrical Meters
I have a multi-unit building with 4 meters and 4 electrical boxes. One of the boxes is for common areas but it has a breaker which one of the tenants should be paying for….
Neutral Wire for a Multiple Meter Electrical Service
Question: I have a multi-unit building with 4 meters and 4 electrical boxes. One of the boxes is for common areas but it has a breaker which one of the tenants should be paying for. I can move the hot wires and breaker to the tenants box easily but I cannot be sure I moved all the white “neutral” return wires. Is it going to cause a problem if the hot wire is on one meter and the neutral is on a different meter/box?
This electrical question came from: Jeff, a Property Manager from Chicago, IL
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Thanks for your electrical question Jeff.
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