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Old 09-30-2009, 08:54 PM   #16
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If the student bedrooms are not separately metered with separate panels under the control of the respective students then there does not exist any "equipment" that supplies an individual tenant space.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:15 AM   #17
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This is a sorority house, so it is a tenent /landlord situation.
Has your daughter informed the house mother?
Repair is up to the owner of the house,be it the univerity,local chapter, or national.
If the house mother can not fix the problem, have your daughter talk to the chapter advisor, and inform them of a " security issue".
If that dose not work , you can contact "National" and advise them of a parental concern. It will be fixed.

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Old 10-01-2009, 11:34 AM   #18
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210.25 (A) My assumption is that the circuit breakers or fuses supplying the exterior patio light fixture are located in an electrical panel that is NOT located in either of the two Sorority House rooms opening onto the shared patio. If the circuit supplying the exterior light also provides power to receptacles or lighting fixtures within the rooms, then the AHJ may have reason to require the exterior light circuit to be a dedicated circuit.

210.25 (B) Sentence #2 above applies here also.

Use of a dedicated circuit to power this light would avoid any code non-compliance, but would be cost prohibitive for a quick retrofit. A less costly approach could be to request the AHJ to approve a design assumption that the patio and both adjacent rooms opening onto the shared patio comprise a single dwelling unit.

But in the end, the cheapest approach is to replace the single pole switch with the correct 3-way switch so both rooms can have individual control of the light.
I agree. And you are correct that these rooms most likely are not individually metered. But, we do not know that for sure? Its somewhat interesting that someone would allow control from two rooms instead of one. I wonder if all the rooms are set up this way. There may even be a three way circuit installed and someone has come along and installed single pole switches. Since we cannot see for ourselves and the OP has abandoned the post I will defer and concentrate on other things. Very good discussion though.........Thanks John
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This is a sorority house, so it is a tenent /landlord situation.
Has your daughter informed the house mother?
Repair is up to the owner of the house,be it the univerity,local chapter, or national.
If the house mother can not fix the problem, have your daughter talk to the chapter advisor, and inform them of a " security issue".
If that dose not work , you can contact "National" and advise them of a parental concern. It will be fixed.

I do repairs for 2 houses.

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Welcome to the forum. I agree someone is responsible, the question is "Who"? Since the lady (the OP) is gone, I am done with it.......John
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