Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #16
Wire Chewer
 
Red Squirrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 3,198
Share |
Default

Lights Dim in Windy Weather


Sometimes it's "normal" during high winds, but if you are getting sparks definitely get it checked if you have not. See if you can get a video, that way if the hydro company comes and it's not doing it anymore, at least you can show it to them. I'm sure they'll jump on that to fix it as it's a pretty big safety hazard. Unplug all electronics as suggested, this could be damaging.

Red Squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 07:21 AM   #17
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,838
Default

Lights Dim in Windy Weather


Quote:
Originally Posted by Julius793 View Post
If its arcing at the pole you'll just go home?
Unless the responding fire crew brought equipment for fighting electrical fires, there is very little they can do here.

The crew could pass judgment that the arcing poses no immediate threat to homes in the area and then call the power company and leave. They might also advise nearby residents to turn off their main breakers to see if the arcing stops.
__________________
Stop wasting time re-adjusting the pattern. Have several lawn sprinklers, one for each pattern.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 04:40 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 119
Default

Lights Dim in Windy Weather


A tech came from the power company to look at the problem he turned off the power to the house and called in an emergency work order to have the problem taken care of. They ended up replacing the whole power line running into the house.
michaelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 843
Default

Lights Dim in Windy Weather


High winds and a simple arcing wire here in the City of Detroit, an entire city block burned to the Ground. Call and keep calling till it is made safe!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39065393/ns/us_news-life/t/wind-whipped-fires-add-detroits-economic-woes/


Last edited by Hardway; 01-02-2012 at 05:19 PM. Reason: content
Hardway is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trouble with GFCI Outlet + Switch for pool lights kentf Electrical 5 05-23-2011 11:37 AM
Problem: Puck lights w/ touch-sensitive switch mapsedge Electrical 1 03-14-2011 07:20 AM
Low Voltage Exterior Stair Lights Jupe Blue Electrical 2 02-16-2011 06:28 AM
undercabinet puck lights ccalmonte Electrical 7 08-05-2008 08:25 PM
Added can lights, tripping GFI tandyt Electrical 3 05-18-2008 09:55 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.