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Old 11-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #16
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Thats what I was thinking...Thanks!


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Old 11-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Serrano7503 View Post
Update: Electrician came out today and found the problem was a bad main breaker, It was over 200 degrees when he checked it.
Anyway, he ended up cutting the security tag Edision had installed on the meter so he could pull it, and apparently one tang on the panel where the breaker attaches was slightly damaged, it was filed flat and a new breaker installed.
No more smell and its no longer hot.....But, will anything happen since he cut the security tag?
The tang which we call them bussbar tabs if the electrician did filed flat and new breaker installed which I know it can happend again in matter of time. How long ? that part I do not know only time will tell.

Normally I just replace the panel if the bussbar is comerisesd ( damaged ) by heat I have see some more serve damage from heat on bussbar.

For the POCO there are differnt regulations reguarding of meter seal and if the POCO catch ya break the seal they will have a fit with it.

So if the electrician did that so that person will have to deal with them plus some case the Homeowner is on the hook as well depending on the situation what the POCO do with it.

For the price you posted that part I can not really comment too much due there is pretty wide margin on price on that. ( I did double check that the electrician came out on sunday so therefore I know the overtime rate do allready kick in on that so it maybe about right but not confirmed on that part )

The answer will be based on NEC ( National Electrical code ) or CEC ( Cananda Electrical code ) or ECF ( Electrique Code France )
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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...the main for that spec is about $135+tax....plus the other breakers...some guys charge for killing power....(pulling meter)...this is dangerous as you can guess...lets hope it last....
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:01 AM   #19
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Around in my area we cut tags all the time and nobody bothers us but it really depends on the poco


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