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Old 07-25-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Multiple electrical failures

Our Hvac compressor, spa and bathroom light and plugs all went out on the same day - should we check power surge or lightning damage with insurance company?


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Old 07-25-2011, 10:35 PM   #2
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Multiple electrical failures

what caused it?


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Old 07-26-2011, 07:59 AM   #3
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Multiple electrical failures

You need to check the wiring, testing for the proper voltage (120 volts for lights, ordinary receptacles), testing between hot and neutral. The air conditioner circuit nees to mearusure 240 volts between the two hot wires.

Start at the breaker and work along the circuit in case you run into loose connections where the circuit wire goes into an outlet box and then continues on to another outlet box or switch.
Do you get coverage you can count on? From the bag of fertilizer? From your lawn sprinklers?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:41 PM   #4
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Multiple electrical failures

Sounds like you lost a branch or a phase.
Loose connections are also possible.
Faulty breaker / switchgear.
Even a surge on one phase only.
Call the insurance company and find out there procedure,
You will probably need an electricains report.
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