- Delayed response... it's been about100 degrees here, and the roomate has breathing problems; because I still had refrigeration and minimal A/C, I decided to hold off on throwing the main breaker, or having the utility crew digging up the back yard.
Early Friday morning, I tried the main breaker, and all the small breakers. No change - only half the box was energized. I planned to call ComEd on Monday.
Friday mid-morning, it rained heavy for about an hour. Shortly after that, I went home and found one of the good circuits dead. I threw a few of the lesser breakers, and when I came upstairs to see if I hit the correct one, everything was back on!
A few hours later, the affected half of the box went out again, this time showing no voltage.
We had more heavy rain overnight... so I tried all the breakers again. Half of the breakers were still zero voltage, so I called ComEd. They.re pretty busy after the storms, so it still may take awlie before I get a final solution. I'll post that when I get it.
P.S. I want to keep this thread open just a while longer, so I'm not clicking "Accept" yet. But this has helped, and I am. Thanks.