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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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I am replacing the copper piping in my house with PEX. I am

I am replacing the copper piping in my house with PEX. I am planning to run A 6 gauge ground wire from the neutral buss in the main power panel to the street side of the meter. As far as I know there are no ground rods anywhere, only the jumper across the water meter. Do I also need to ground/bond the gas pipe ? it does not have any ground right now.

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Today I was troubleshooting a friends dryer I was replacing

Today I was troubleshooting a friends dryer I was replacing a fan shroud and forgot to unplug the 220 needless to say it shorted I got it unplugged. He said he saw sparks come from where the wires enter the house no breakers tripped, a couple hours later he said some of his lights & appliances weren't working while we were on the phone they came back on does this make any sense? I did advise him to get an electrician to look @ it tomorrow

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I have another question kevin...My boyfriend

Hi. I have another question for you kevin...My boyfriend (he is an electrician doing a panel change) asked me to ask:Can you ask to make sure you don't have to run from gas main outside to inside to water heater.

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What is the proper grounding from a 200a panel. Does it go

What is the proper grounding from a 200a panel. Does it go directly to gas line from panel or do you go from gas line to hot/cold line? Or Do you go from panel to water main. Then bond hot/cold and gas? Please advise.

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