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Old 02-11-2008, 05:10 PM   #1
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We've experincing voltage drop on some of our lights and outlets since after a heavy rain last week. I need some advice on who to call.

I check the feed going into the distribution panel. One side was 143 volts and the other 98 volts. Should I called th power company or the an electrician?
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You have a neutral problem call either an electrician or your poco ASAP!!!! Either or but HURRY!!!

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Al, I agree 110% with Chris. Neutral. Bad. Electrician first, POCO second.
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His computer is probably cooked by now...
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Power company came out today and found a bad neutral in the drop coming from transformer to the house. They're got a temporary copper line running on the ground until they can get a work order to bury a new drop.
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Dont forget, most POCO's are liable for any damage to your house so make records of the events if anything gets damaged...
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Good point Chris. Glad this was taken care of. These types of things get ghastly and most people don't catch them until it is too late.
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The only thig I can see that went bad is one CFL bulb.

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