I'm 41 , and I'm an artist, but...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by leekohler, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

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    Why the hell is the landlord of my apartment saying that the electrical system here is OK? The lights go dim and come back on all night. I want to break my lease now, as he never mentioned anything about this. I do have a fantastic lawyer BTW. I'm really thinking he needs to pay for us to move.
     
  2. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe because he's being tricky, just like Robbie Rotten


    No but seriously, I would just cut my losses and leave.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Sorry for the drunk post, but this is ridiculous. No air unit works more than 15 minutes. Then they quit.
     
  4. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, I think you will be able to break the lease judging by the problems. You signed the lease to get a safe place to live. If the electrical system is messed up you might be able to get out based on the fact that the faulty wiring may not be safe.
     
  5. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Yeah I agree you might be able to get out of it, if you play the faulty wiring card, but what does this have to do with you being an Artist? :confused:
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You had me at "drunk". ;)
     
  7. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    You had me at "Y" ;)
     
  8. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Meaning I'm poor and get no respect. :)

    You had me the minute I saw you. ;) Good lord it's hot in this place. I can't do this all summer.
     
  9. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Tsk! No need to be a poor artist these days. Just get some Super-glue, a few bits of glitter and away you go… Instant riches and respect.
    Dunno about self-respect though. ;) :D:D
     

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  10. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The self-respect is fine. It's other people who are the problem. I just need my AC units to work. :)
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Nono… I meant the artist DH's self-respect :)

    Hope your AC gets fixed soon.
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You could have me just before "Y". ;)


    You had me the minute I saw you. ;) Good lord it's hot in this place. I can't do this all summer.[/QUOTE]

    Wait, if there's a photo of Iscariot around here I want a link. ;)
     
  13. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Get a room, folks ;)

    Lee, you can rent, or get for free from your electrical utility, a power line recorder which will measure the voltage over the span of a couple of days. That's the hard evidence you need.

    Also, you'll need to prove that you aren't causing the problem by plugging in more than the circuits are rated for -- make an inventory of your electricals with their Amp draw.

    OK Let the flirting start again.
     
  14. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    Where I come from, we have this thing that hangs on the wall and each circuit has this button/switch thingy that will turn everything on that circuit off if current draw is more than rated circuit.

    But then again, it could be bypassed by placing a larger breaker than circuit is physically rated to handle which is an extreme fire hazard.
     
  15. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    I plugged the damn thing in just about everywhere in the apartment- same results.
     
  16. Gelfin macrumors 68020

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  17. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    Are you a tenant of the Podmajersky's or Callahan's in East Pilsen?

    If so - move out. It'll never be repaired. I spent 6yrs there and of the dozen major issues I had, maybe one or two were addressed.
     
  18. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No one ever flirts with C-RAM.... :(
    C-RAM ygpm. ;)

    I am totally kidding for those who think I'm slutting it up in PM. :)
    You're a fan of windows? Not good my friend. ;)
     
  19. jb60606 macrumors 6502a

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    I saw that coming.
     
  20. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Mmm. PM in the AM is the Rx for ED... TY
     
  21. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Nope- I'm in Lincoln Square. I like my landlord for the most part, but this needs to be taken care of- NOW.
     
  22. rpaloalto macrumors 6502a

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    Do you pay your own power bill separate from the rent, to the power co.

    If you do, you should call them. Have them come take a look.
    If they find anything thats not kosher, or up to code. You then would have something to work with.
     
  23. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Your power problems can come from 2 sources. One is inside your unit. The breaker/fuse panel a lug may be loose and the connection not making up good will dim them. Another on that same vein, is you have too many things on the circuit that your lights are on, and its drawing too many amps. That can be checked as well at the breaker box with an amp meter.

    The other area/source, is the main transformer that send the power to your unit, may be going bad and have too much draw for the supply. The utility company, can check the second issue at no cost to you. The first, you need either a maintenance man or electrician to look at.

    My knowledge is based on experience in the maintenance field. 24.8 years
     
  24. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    There's no possible way you saw me coming. ;)
    Ummm I'm not touching that on account of my inability to be remotely appropriate.
     

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