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    Default 24/7 Electrical Service in Condo and Apartment Buildings

    Which condo and apartment complexes are presently providing electrical service 24/7 besides El Neptuno where I live?

    Which used to provide service 24/7 but have stopped doing so because of budgetary and fuel supply concerns?

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    Default And a follow-up Question...

    If the electric is part of your maintence fee how often is this number adjusted? In addition, if you have always been provided with this service, how would it be possible for the management board to stop it?(ie run out of money?)

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    The generators were never designed to be used almost constantly. So many places have decided to cut back on usage. If they don't do this everyone will have to chip in for a new one when the old one self destructs. PUUMC generator resently died. That was a $100,000 USD unit.

    The other option would be to get 2 or 3 gensets. That way you can rotate them 12 or 8 hour shifts.

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    johne, money is one concern. I don't think any manager making a budget for 2004 anticipated running the generator 18 hours a day using fuel that cost about twice per gallon what it did when the budget for the year was prepared.

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    Default So in your case

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken
    johne, money is one concern. I don't think any manager making a budget for 2004 anticipated running the generator 18 hours a day using fuel that cost about twice per gallon what it did when the budget for the year was prepared.
    are you having 24/7 in your complex? Surely I understand your point about the budget-but how do you accomodate for this spike if you want to continue proviiding the service of 24/7 at El Neptuno?

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    Default gringo in dr

    Prime power generators are designed to run constantly. There is a job function looking after them though. Expect 50,000 hrs run time from a good one. Also expect lots of maintenance and parts replacements.

    I dont understand the logic of having 2 or 3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 221
    Prime power generators are designed to run constantly. There is a job function looking after them though. Expect 50,000 hrs run time from a good one. Also expect lots of maintenance and parts replacements.

    I dont understand the logic of having 2 or 3?
    The logic of having 3 is them work different "shifts". You use an automatic switch to change generators. Have each one work for 8 hours per day. That way you can have continuous 24 power covered by 3 generators that are relatively cheap.

    Many of the continuous generators here have failed due to "continous" use. In my opinion, it is better to have 3 diesels. That way you don't have all your eggs in one basket. You can also perform maintenence with no down time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo in dr
    The generators were never designed to be used almost constantly. So many places have decided to cut back on usage. If they don't do this everyone will have to chip in for a new one when the old one self destructs. PUUMC generator resently died. That was a $100,000 USD unit.

    The other option would be to get 2 or 3 gensets. That way you can rotate them 12 or 8 hour shifts.
    That must be quite the generator for 100k US dollars but I guess you would need quite the generator for a college.

    Generators are made and designed to be worked real hard. Harder you work them the better off they are. Generators are mostly just deisel engines and a few hundred thousand miles on most heavy duty deisel engines in tractors that pull trailers are nothing. They go for a million miles plus.

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    Default gringo in dr

    The logic of having 3 is them work different "shifts". You use an automatic switch to change generators. Have each one work for 8 hours per day. That way you can have continuous 24 power covered by 3 generators that are relatively cheap.

    Many of the continuous generators here have failed due to "continous" use. In my opinion, it is better to have 3 diesels. That way you don't have all your eggs in one basket. You can also perform maintenence with no down time.




    a "real" generator will run with minimum downtime for maintenance. an experienced person will know whats wrong and when to replace parts.

    the accounting will show that's cheaper than owning 2 "real" generators ....... but it is expensive to make electricity no matter how its done

    if $$$$ isnt an issue ...............buy 4 semicheap machines

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    Default Huh?

    That must be quite the generator for 100k US dollars but I guess you would need quite the generator for a college.

    Generators are made and designed to be worked real hard. Harder you work them the better off they are. Generators are mostly just deisel engines and a few hundred thousand miles on most heavy duty deisel engines in tractors that pull trailers are nothing. They go for a million miles plus.


    i hope u know more about real estate than u know about this subject!!!!!

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