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Old 03-06-2019, 01:35 PM   #1
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I have a very quick question to help me resolve a boiler room issue in New York City.

A few years ago an electrician rewired a boiler room, with a gas fired boiler. He put all circuits on the same 20A breaker - the light, the boiler and two outlets.

There is some work being done now, on the walls of the boiler room, and it might be a good opportunity to address any issues.

Would you guys recommend rewiring, to put on separate breakers, or leave it as is?

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You should consulted a licensed and insured electrician.
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Thanks for the fast reply.

I regret to mention that the electrician did some things that I later found out were not good. He was a friend I had known for a few years and I always knew he was an electrician. After it was all done I found out he was not licensed but he explained that he works under a licensed electrician's license. It all sounded shady and complicated.

I recently called a few other places, but here in NYC I have had no luck finding another electrician that has the time to work on such a small retrofit job and I can't get any advice. The only guys that say they would do they job are like my (I guess former) friend. First they tell me they have a license, then when I ask to see it they say, "Well I actually don't have my own license but I work under another guy's license." I already learned my lesson on this one.

So, I thought I would first find out if I even have a problem that needs to be resolved, or if I can just leave it as is. It seems to be a big project just finding a licensed electrician where I live that has time to do this small job and I only want to pursue it if I need to fix it.

I basically only want to know if the light and 2 outlets need to be on separate breakers from the boiler.

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You really need to just call an electrical contractor that does service work. There are plenty of them in NYC, I assure you.
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