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Old 02-16-2006, 11:13 AM   #1
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Problem with lights surging


The problem I,m having is all the lights in the house are getting brighter than return to normal. I had pg&e come out and check from the pole to the house. They say it not there problem its the house. Where do it start?

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Is it all the lights in the house or just one circuit? Are you having trouble with any appliances? If it is just one circuit, then check for a loose netural somewhere in the circut. If it is the whole house, look for the loose netural in the panel. If you are not comfortable looking inside the panel, hire an electrician.

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Is it all the lights in the house or just one circuit? Are you having trouble with any appliances? If it is just one circuit, then check for a loose netural somewhere in the circut. If it is the whole house, look for the loose netural in the panel. If you are not comfortable looking inside the panel, hire an electrician.
I have a 55 inch tv with a filter and surge protector. It too kept shutting down also I have a floor lamp that surges too. I think it all of the electrical.
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Call an electrician ASAP!!!
If the POCO didn't find anything it is in your wiring. Most likely the meter pan. I have had many cases where the neutral simply corroded off inside the meter pan. VERY BAD for the things in your house.
I would unplug EVERYTHING electronic until this is fixed. Even the microwave.
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Call an electrician ASAP!!!
If the POCO didn't find anything it is in your wiring. Most likely the meter pan. I have had many cases where the neutral simply corroded off inside the meter pan. VERY BAD for the things in your house.
I would unplug EVERYTHING electronic until this is fixed. Even the microwave.
Thank you guys for the quick response. The problem ended up being on the pole. I believe it was a neutral wire. He said that you couldn't see it but when he put a load on it showed up. Thanks again for the help.
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Glad you got it fixed without any damage.

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