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Certain appliances like the refrigerator, AC, and fans are

Certain appliances like the refrigerator, AC, and fans are not getting enough power to turn on completely. these usually run just fine. No breakers are tripped. Lights dim and flicker. Fans will speed up and slow down when certain lights are turned on.JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: First signs of lights flickering 3 days ago. Today fridge and AC's compressor don't turn onJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: NoJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I called the power company - they said they'll be out within 5 business days. I'm worried about electrical fire. I have shut off all 240v breakersJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: System is from the 1960s. Electrician coming big tomorrow. I checked the outlets with a voltmeter and Outlet tester. Voltmeter looked normal ~120 v. Outlet tester said open ground on some outlets

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Trying to estimate cost of replacing circuit breaker and

trying to estimate cost of replacing circuit breaker and outside Com-Ed Sheet metal rusted boxJA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: no consultation yetJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: about 30 years Gould 28 circuit panel - 200ampsJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Not that I can think of

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The power went off suddenly in the last few days The lights

The power went off suddenly in the last few daysThe lights flicker and it comes back onNext the power went off and came back on a few hours later with no tripping on the boardNow it has gone off permanentlyIt does not tripthere is still a tiny amount of power as some of the fluorescent lights show a small amount if lightI have tried turning off and unplugging everything and just leaving on the light circuit. It is still very dimly lit. Occasionally it will come on full power if I turn that circuit on and off but if I switch any other circuits on the fuseboard The light goes offI have a pay as you go meter Can ths be on the blink?

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I have an over head electrical service coming into the

I have an over head electrical service coming into the house. Currently, the meter is directly next to the window. I am replacing the box and the service. Will I need to move the meter box? Also, I want to confirm that the minimum from grade to middle of the meter is 5 feet 6 inches.JA: How old is the system in question? And have you consulted an electrician yet?Customer: It is very old, It is a rental property.JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: Yes, I do have electrical experience as a navy construction electrician however it's been a few years and I know that the NEC changes.JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: Those are my two biggest questions right now.

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OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on

OK now my electrical panel read 120 on one leg and 120 on the other leg but trying to read both legs it should read 240 but it doesn't please help

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We are original owners of our home built six years ago. Our

We are original owners of our home built six years ago. Our electrical problems began after the first week we moved in. Lights were dimming and then circuit breakers were going off. I called the electrician who installed the electrical wiring in our new home and explained to him what was happening. He replied it must just be a bad breaker that's tripping and he came to replace a couple of them. This took care of the issue for a short time and it started all over again and went on until we lost electricity to most of the house and appliances that required more electricity to run. The original electrician came and checked it out and said an animal must have chewed through the wires that connect to the main power source. He dug up the line and said that is what indeed happened. He fixed it billed us and was on his way. The dimming and blinking lights continued. I called the same electrician again he came and put some new circuit breakers in, claiming this should take care of it. Which it didn't, this has been going on for five years. Now two days ago bingo we lost power to the majority of the house again. I proceeded to call the utility company and they came checked it out and said there is only one leg working. They told me they would get power up and things running temporarily. But call the electrician to fix this problem, they proceeded to mark the source and left. I contacted the same electrician told what happened again and he said he would fix it, must me gophers chewing through the wires. We have no known critters!! Why does this really keep happening? Our appliances and central air have been running much quieter on the bypass box the Utility company brought to use until this gets fixed. I feel there is a much bigger problem going on. Is this a dangerous situation going on?

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When I turn on the two light switches in the living room I

when I turn on the two light switches in the living room I get a power surge throught the house, when turned off I cant run the dryer.

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Sometime during the middle of the night I loose power to

Sometime during the middle of the night I loose power to part of my house while we are sleeping. I wake up to flashing alarm clocks in back bedrooms and flashing oven clock at other end in kitchen. No breakers have been tripped and seems to shut off and then turn back on by itself. My wife said it has possibly happened atleast 5 times in one night. I do notice kitchen lights flicker once in awhile.

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In a residential installation, the grounding conductor is

in a residential installation, the grounding conductor is connected to the? B. service-disconnecting means C. service-drop equipment D. branch-circuit breakers

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