Lights Flicker/Dim

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Old 08-31-04, 08:36 AM
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Smile Lights Flicker/Dim

Our home is approximately 15 years old and is fed from overhead power lines that has a large transformer (very old and rusty) that provides power to homes in our area. Just recently over the last few months we noticed the the lights in the house would occasionally flicker/dim but we could not figure what could be causing the problem. Our next door neighbor had recently had a central Air Conditioner unit installed and yesterday evening while sitting on our patio we noticed when their air conditioner compressor starts up the lights flicker/dim in our home, is this possible ?. and if so what do we do to correct it ?. Their home is on the same power pole and fed from the same transformer.

Would appreciate any input before calling the local power company.

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Old 08-31-04, 09:40 AM
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Yes it's possible. Call the power company.
 
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Old 09-01-04, 07:13 AM
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The local power company came out yesterday evening and noted that their are three homes which receive power from this same pole and same transformer, there are a total of five refrigeration units (1 just recently installed) and the transformer cannot handle the start up surge from these units. The transformer is a 15000 (approx. 15 years old) and they will be replacing it with a 30000 which hopefully will resolve the problem.

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Old 09-02-04, 10:19 PM
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Power company came out this morning and replaced the transformer, removed the 15000 and installed a 25000. I am a happy camper as it corrected the problem.
 
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Old 09-03-04, 06:47 AM
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Great! Always good to hear how these stories come out.
 
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