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Old 11-30-2009, 06:37 PM   #16
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Call the power company to initially treat with their side first

Nahe genug. . .
not a power company issue if flipping breaker of and then back on makes it work.
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:14 PM   #17
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The whole house goes out. The manufacturer is GE. I'll see if I can post a pic later.

The keyword is the whole house goes out so it mean everything just stop functioning.

That my first thing I will say POCO side over 65% of the time the cupit useally on their side useally more than interal side.

And what most POCO do not charge for the trip to come out and inspect their system { most common cupirt is bad bug or crimp going break apart }

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #18
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The keyword is the whole house goes out so it mean everything just stop functioning.

That my first thing I will say POCO side over 65% of the time the cupit useally on their side useally more than interal side.

And what most POCO do not charge for the trip to come out and inspect their system { most common cupirt is bad bug or crimp going break apart }

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post#5 he says he has to flip the main breaker off and then on to get power back. this indicates it not to be a poco problem. even if they don't charge to come out and check they had the cost of nusiance calls into the cost of electricity. its very similiar to how i charge--I'm going to go back on some jobs under warrantee even though its almost definetly not covered (to change or tighten bulbs in a light fixture that I hung, for example. Probably has happened 20 times). This goes into my thinking when I set my prices.

If turning the main breaker off and back on restores power, it is not a poco problem.
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Appelez la compagnie d'électricité d'abord pour traiter avec leur côté d'abord

Call the Power Company first to deal with their side first.
Mais peu etre que le problem es dans la cote du client?
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But it's possible that the problem is on the customer's side. (i.e.; defective main breaker) In our town (New York City) There's a penalty for calling the power Co. when the problem is in the customer's equipment or wiring. Here, the PoCo is the last on the list to be called. When you checked out everything else, and are 250% certain that the source of the problem is on the side of the utility! (No matter what) Don't Drink and Drive, Ever!!!
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post#5 he says he has to flip the main breaker off and then on to get power back. this indicates it not to be a poco problem. even if they don't charge to come out and check they had the cost of nusiance calls into the cost of electricity. its very similiar to how i charge--I'm going to go back on some jobs under warrantee even though its almost definetly not covered (to change or tighten bulbs in a light fixture that I hung, for example. Probably has happened 20 times). This goes into my thinking when I set my prices.

If turning the main breaker off and back on restores power, it is not a poco problem.
I agree with your assessment. As a matter of fact, before I call the PoCo I use Three different testers + my bare hands to be sure that the main lug does not carry electricity (maybe a little overdone) before I call the Utility.
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I agree with your assessment. As a matter of fact, before I call the PoCo I use Three different testers + my bare hands to be sure that the main lug does not carry electricity (maybe a little overdone) before I call the Utility.

Est-ce que vous êtes sérieux de vos mains sur le fil électrique ? ?

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Est-ce que vous êtes sérieux de vos mains sur le fil électrique ? ?

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Non. ne pas toujour. Seullement une foie!
(I always give the disclaimer first.) No. Not always. (not all the time) Only did that once. In other words. What you're saying Monsieur French electr. that it's not worth getting yourself killed rather than looking bad in the eyes of the Electric Co. I'll admit it was an exaggeration. But I will always make absolutely certain that the problem is on the side of the power Co. I once had a service call in an apartment building where there was no reading on the line side of the main switch. When I double checked I realized that the power was really coming from another building in the same complex. There I found a blown 400a. fuse. Even if the fault is in the PoCo lines, they will always ask you to "Bridge" the service before they come out, if it's only on one leg.

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