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Old 02-08-2011, 01:00 AM   #1
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Can I upgrade my electical panel from 100amps to 200 amps in my apartment without the whole building (12 units) having to upgrade?

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depends on how the service is fed for the apartment/building

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Can I upgrade my electical panel from 100amps to 200 amps in my apartment without the whole building (12 units) having to upgrade?
Do you own, or are you renting?
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I own the suite.
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Can I upgrade my electrical panel from 100amps to 200 amps in my apartment without the whole building (12 units) having to upgrade?
That will depend on a long list of needed ijnformation ... how far from the service equipment to your panel, what size main power feeders to your apartment panel, what kind of service equipment you have, how big the utility transformer is and so on. You can do just about anything but it may be incredibly costly in the end.
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Thank-you Stubbie. I will just get an electrician to check it out. The reason I was inquiring is that I'm looking for a tankless water heater that doesn't draw 80 amps.
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IF your looking into electric I am guessing you don't have gas in the unit. Or if you do go for the gas tankless much less work then changing the box (that is even if you can)
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Gas is not available ,so I need a ventless electric tankless water heater. Most need 1x 80 amp breaker or 2 x40 amp breaker.
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Why are you changing to a tankless water heater? If it is for energy savings, consider a timer for your existing heater. Have it heat for periods of time when you need it.

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