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Old 10-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #31
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If the POCO metered their lines with no load, they easily could have missed a bad neutral on their end.


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Old 10-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Billy_Bob View Post
I get 1079 watts total, so that is not anywhere near the capacity of the wiring or circuit. Rule that out!

As for shorting the lug with the neutral, that would cause a "voltage surge" and voltage surges can damage some electronic devices.

So the question is, did this shorting happen at the same time the painter came? (Or did the problem crop up right after the shorting occurred?)
Surge was approximately or week before painting. I was making room for this circuit to be hooked up, so it wasn't connected yet.


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