What to look for
Posted 11 March 2008 - 07:27 PM
What should i look for/ask about as far as the electrical makeup of the apartment?
Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:19 PM
If it's a funky studio like an above-garage place, make sure that you have access to the breaker box and that it's not locked up inside someone else's space.
Older places may have ungrounded (two-prong) recepticles, which you can still use but may have to use a "ground lifter" on each light, and of course it's a safety risk if there's ever a short in the light (stray current can't flow back down a ground wire).
Even older places may still have a fusebox instead of circuit breakers. If you blow a fuse you have to replace the fuse. But I'm not even sure codes allow for "fused" apartments anymore.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 04:36 AM
Ignore this if this is confusing to you - again, I don't think it is all that common, but I thought it was odd for someone to have done this
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:21 AM
Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:44 AM