I just moved into a new apartment in chicago's north side. The building is kinda old so I dont expect things to be perfect but this is a little out of control. The lanlord just put in a brand new kitchen: counters/cabs, full size refriderator, full size microwave oven and conventional oven (micro is mounted above the oven) and a 1/2 sized dish washer. Here is what the layout of the Apartment:
|||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| | | BATH | S DW M/O F | | | ||||||||||| | | | LIVING | | | | | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| Kitch | R5 | | | FD--^ | | \ | | | R1 | | R2 | R3 | | | |||||||||| | | | | | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||| | | ^-- OUT TO BACK POURCH | R4 | |||||||||||||
if the picture comes out jumbled up, you can view the jpg version here:KEY: S = Sink, DW = Dish Washer, M/O = Microwave / Conv. Oven, F=Fridge
Ok, now that you have an idea of the layout, here is the kicker... the Bathroom, Room3, Room4, and EVERY outlet / applience in the kitchen is all on *one* 15 amp breaker!!!
Every time we ran the air window air conditioner in the R3 we cannot run the dishwasher or the microwave without tripping the breaker.
The other kicker is that Room5 used to be part of the back pourch but was converted to a room recently. There are NO outlets in Room5 so I have an extension cord running from an outlet in the kitchen to room5 to power my computers - and due to the low amps left from the curcuit my APC UPS Backup battery is beeping due to wattage lost every time something is turned on which is a major pain in my a$$ and ruing my battery...
The last kicker is: I complained to the landlord so they go in there and the swap out the 15 amp breaker for a 20 amp breaker and i dont believe they rewired anything so if my understanding of electrical code is correct that is a big time fire hazzard.... right?
Anyway, I need to know the exact text of the fire/electrical code so that I can bring it to my landlords attention. Also if anyone here has any ideas or suggestions on what I should do or how I should go about getting this handled I would appreciate it.