Electrical storm problems


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Old 08-04-03, 10:43 PM
angelgolightly
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Electrical storm problems

Someone help me please...two nights ago we had an electrical storm and a power outage. When the power came back on, my central A/C unit, water heater, and electric stove were not working (though the water heater zapped me when I tried to find the reset button). Replaced main 100 amp breaker, one side of which looked a little burnt, and double-pole 40 amp breaker (stupid breaker box isn't marked correctly). No luck. Everything else is working: lights, dishwasher, outlets, computer. What do I do now, short of spending a month's pay on an electrician? I live in an older mobile home, which means at the moment I'm roasting inside a metal box
 

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Old 08-05-03, 06:37 AM
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Call your power company ASAP. It's probably where you should have started before you spent a dime.
 
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Old 08-07-03, 07:02 PM
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water heater

I agree!!!!!!!!!!
Based on a somewhat painful experience. If none of these items are working, it could be a faulty ground. Very important not to use your hot water tap if so.

When I bought my first home the guy I bought it from had done some rather imaginative wiring. The water heater quit producing hot water, but the water itself would give you a tingle. Found out that the water heater was not properly grounded and it was shorting out through the hot water pipe and thereby charging the water that was moving through it!!
 
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Old 08-08-03, 10:23 PM
angelgolightly
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It wasn't the power lines...my idiot landlord disconnected some of the wires in my breaker box!!
 
 

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