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Old 05-21-2011, 10:00 PM   #16
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2 column panel, dryer had power (I think) lost track now. So far 2 bad breakers and one circuit no power at all, and possible another circuit out. I'm exhausted. How do you check the main?

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Old 05-21-2011, 10:12 PM   #17
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do you have a multimeter?


check voltage from L1 to L2, L1 to N, L2 to N, L1 to G, and L2 to G

L1 - Line 1(usually black)
L2 - Line 2(usually red)
N - Neutral(White)
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:49 PM   #18
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multi meter??? and I don't have a voltage tester. Bummer. Is this how I would go about checking the main?
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:05 PM   #19
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multimeter is just another name for voltage tester.

without one you're probably going to have to call in an electrician
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:06 PM   #20
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Did you figure it out? If not, I hope you called an electrician in to help.
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:37 PM   #21
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Freaky, and I mean freaky!!! the circuit that i couldn't get any power too just lit up by itself, will check the breakers that appeared to be bad again tomorrow morning.

Thanks for all your efforts and assistants, would have given up along time ago. hmmmm, do you believe in ghosts....
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Freaky, and I mean freaky!!! the circuit that i couldn't get any power too just lit up by itself, will check the breakers that appeared to be bad again tomorrow morning.

Thanks for all your efforts and assistants, would have given up along time ago. hmmmm, do you believe in ghosts....
No, but did you have the POCO come out to check their side of things?
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Why did you turn off the main breaker in the first place??????????
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Well Cowboy, you just had to ask, so for your amusement. I'm putting a deck on the back of the house and the water line just wasn't in the right spot. : )

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