Strange problem here. Hang with me.
I got home last night and half my lights don't work. Before I went to check the main panel, I had a good feeling we lost one leg coming into the house. I pulled the panel cover off and got my meter out. I checked the main lugs before the main breaker and confirmed my prediction. 120v on one line 0v on the other.
Now onto the weird part. My wife is going around the house trying to figure out what works/doesn't, make sure the fridge is working etc.. It's hot in my house, probably because the AC hasn't been on (it's 220v obviously). She doesn't know this and turns the temp down on the thermostat. Power comes back on completely right when she tries the AC. ?!?! I chalked it up to coincidence at first. I turned the AC back off so I could go look into other stuff. About 10 minutes later, power goes out again. I think, okay now the test, go try the AC again. Again the power comes back on....??? I turned the AC back off and the next time it took about an hour to do the same thing...
This has to be a transformer problem right? I mean I'm checking voltage at the mains. It's like when load is put on the transformer it starts working again?!?! It was night time so I haven't been able to check with the neighbors yet.
Just wanted to get some input before I call the utilities..
Thanks and Happy Father's Day :thumbsup: