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My electrical panel is showing 250 volts across 2 phases 125

My electrical panel is showing 250 volts across 2 phases 125 volts to ground it normally reads 110 v and 220 v should I be worried ?

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How does this work? I just ask questions for free? This

How does this work? I just ask questions for free?JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: This website?JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I have a few questions about a service entrance

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I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above

I am painting my aluminum siding. My electric power is above ground and I want to paint the area where it comes in. I called my electric company last week, and they said they would call me to schedule turning off the power to the meter. I'm still waiting. A friend at work said the electric company will only turn off power at the meter and the wires connected to the house would still be live. Is this correct? Advice?

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Do I need to use 3/0 copper wire for a 200A residential

Do I need to use 3/0 copper wire for a 200A residential serviceJA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?Customer: A couple of daysJA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?Customer: YesJA: Anything else we should know to help you best?Customer: I am taking the meeter off the house and putting it on a pole

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I wiring up my own home. I have a 400 amp service parallel

I wiring up my own home. I have a 400 amp service parallel feeding two 200 amp panels. My AHJ will not allow the meter to be part of the ground rod grounding and prefers the meters ground to be the incoming neutral from the power lines.My question is: Can I have a continuous #4 bare copper wire coming from my ground rods to and through panel 1 to panel 2?My electrical background is from handy man experience only.

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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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