On Monday, September 14, 2015 at 2:56:36 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:
That's what I would think is reasonable too. But, you can't do it with
a simple Killawatt either, it's very likely 240V and it's surely hard
wired in. Plus, it's a multifamily building, in which case I don't think
you can legally do your own electric work either, especially with the
hostile neighbor. Also, we don't know if the OP is even capable of doing
the work himself anyway. So, it could cost quite a bit to get this done
by an electrician and probably just as much to do it temporarily as permanent.
Note how much electicity is now per KwH,
In which case it gets more complicated to rewire to a power
meter and more costly.
Unlikely he's going to use a Killawatt on the pump.
He also said he waters the lawn 2 or 3 times every day. I'm thinking
that might have lead her to wonder what's going on, what it's costing,
etc. Would be interesting to know if that subject ever came up.
Adding the salt, buying it, hauling it home, are one reason why
$50 a month doesn't sound high to me anymore. I hadn't factored
that in. Also, $50 is perfectly reasonable if the neighbor has no
shared responsibility for repair, replacement costs. The pump
could fail tomorrow and the OP could have a $1000 expense. If
all that's on the OP, $50 is more than reasonable. Also, who
paid for this well to begin with?
That's for sure, it's zero in summer.
What that's using is negligible. It's just a wallwart.
Who pays to blow the sprinkler system out each Fall,
who pays for repairs to it or who does that stuff themselves
instead of paying someone, would be more important.
She had nationally agreed with hand shake when
Some here claim she agreed to a contract with the OP and she's
stuck forever, a court would force her to keep paying the $50, etc.
I say from what I've heard so far, no time period was ever specified,
so the contract was good as long as each party was OK with it.
It's kind of like a guy coming to your house selling bottled water
and you verbally agree to take 10 gallons a week from him for $10.
Does that mean you're contractually bound forever? Of course not.
And who pays for the cost of installing all the necessary metering?
I'd only do it if she agrees to split the cost and also agrees to
split the cost of repairs to the various components, not just the
As I see it, she would have overpaid only if she was sending
him more than the $50 a month. That was the agreed on amount.
There was no agreement or requirement to accurately split the cost.
He offered her water at $50 a month, she accepted.
How about if he finds out that it's actually costing him more than $100
and he wants her to now pay him the difference for each month
retroactively? And if the agreement never included the shared cost
of the well to begin with, repairs on it, repairs on the sprinkler
system, water softner maintenance, etc, then she has absolutely
zero reason to even claim that $50 is unreasonable.
A second well would be the best solution for the OP if it's determined
the lady who doesn't want to pay is the one who has to pay for it.
Without the condo master deed, the bylaws and knowing the whole history
of how this came to be, it's not clear who would have to pay for what.
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