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Old 01-02-2012, 12:17 AM   #16
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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.


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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.
The good conscientious technician or serviceperson will carry extra oils and lubricants in case the new pump did not come with oil or the oil was accidentally spilled, so the service call can be completed without an extra visit.
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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.
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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!


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