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1 meter 2 tenants (by Don Fadden [PA]) Apr 18, 2012 4:59 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Peter [NY]) Apr 18, 2012 5:05 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Reid [KS]) Apr 18, 2012 5:38 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Tim [IN]) Apr 18, 2012 6:27 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Apr 18, 2012 6:31 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Virden [OH]) Apr 18, 2012 7:08 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 18, 2012 8:43 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Lee [IN]) Apr 18, 2012 10:27 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by John [NJ]) Apr 19, 2012 7:57 AM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by Keith [AL]) Apr 19, 2012 2:32 PM
       1 meter 2 tenants (by proofstyle [PA]) Apr 20, 2012 5:15 AM


1 meter 2 tenants (by Don Fadden [PA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 4:59 PM
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Anyone out there have a creative solution for the problem of a double house with a single water meter?

We pay the water and sewer bill and add it onto the rent but with both water and sewer going higher and higher we would like to have the tenants pay the water and sewer.

My plumber advises us not to install a second meter because the plumbing is old and he feels that disturbing such old piping is asking for trouble. don

--24.205.xx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Peter [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 5:05 PM
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If it is that old, I presume you mean iron pipe you will have to deal with it soon anyway. The real question is how easy is it to split, or is it all inter connected --173.50.xx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 5:38 PM
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Good time for some new pex and new meters , a good investment all around. You'll save on utilities and you'll save on the inevitable disaster when a pipe breaks in the middle of winter on a holiday weekend (LOL) --108.220.xxx.xx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Tim [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 6:27 PM
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i'm in the middle of re-plumbing a duplex. One water line in, but two meters there. One being the cities, the other being mine. 1" pex lines to a manifold after the meters. I'll still get a bill, but will read the one meter and sub meter it to them. this is legal in IN, but you need to check your state laws. --67.236.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 6:31 PM
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If there is galvinized pipe then eventually the pipe will fail. Galvinized metal pipe is iron pipe with a galvinized coating. Using pex piping is a easy way of replacing all the water piping. A lot of contractors tend to do things the old way instead of using new materials. There are two types of pex the stuff they sell at the big box stores and the contractors pex at the plumbing wholesaler. A type pex one expands with a special tool then the pex shrinks back on the fitting. The other pex uses crimp rings. --74.220.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 7:08 PM
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If the pipe is old then do not delay making repairs, how would a tenant turn off a riser when a leak occurs? If they told the judge they could not turn off the water because the equipment is inoperative/old the judge will order you pay the whole bill as well as the repairs so you do not leave your tenants without sanitation - Oh yes, get a plumber who can repair things, the judge would tell you that also. --76.241.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 8:43 PM
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I make the tenants sign a contract to split the bill and state an average monthy useage based on the last 24 months. If the tenants have seperate water heaters, I put a sub meter at the cold water input of the water heaters and record each months useage. If one month all of a suddent the water bill sky rockets, I can see which tenant is using more hot water than normal and allocate a fair share each tenant should pay. Otherwise I have to pay the difference of the higher bill. --173.58.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Lee [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2012 10:27 PM
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Reid is right on. Total tear out, replace with PEX and two new meters. Your profit margin will go up. --209.239.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by John [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2012 7:57 AM
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Aside from the old popes being galvanized, the old pipes are configured for a single water feed. If the duplix is an over/ under, it could lead to some interesting and difficult challenges re-piping bathrooms and kitches where one pipe feeds both floors. Sometimes walls need to be opened. Also, what about hot water heaters? Got two? Regardless, twomwill be needed and split apart to feed each apartment sperately. Been there and done it...

John

New Jersey --198.228.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by Keith [AL]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2012 2:32 PM
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Do they share a water heater? IF they have seperate heaters this is what i would do- see if there is a way to install a small flow meter on the water heater and measure the amount that each of them are using. So even if you couldnt get the utilies to install a 2nd meter you could more fairly split the bill. There are lots of options you just have to be a little creative. I wouldnt re-plumb unless i just HAD to. --166.147.xxx.xxx




1 meter 2 tenants (by proofstyle [PA]) Posted on: Apr 20, 2012 5:15 AM
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Conceive a child and raise a plumber. If you prefer to avoid the first eighteen years, fund a young adult's education. Hey, you said creative. --68.83.xxx.xx





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