160v on both phases coming into my house


Old 04-12-05, 07:40 PM
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160v on both phases coming into my house

What do I do about having a 40 volt variance from the local utility co.
I fear my fixtures and other things will not like having a steady 160v+ for much longer.
I have lived in this house for 9 months and just found this problem during a remodel.
I do not believe this is my problem since it is coming in from the electric company.
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Old 04-12-05, 07:53 PM
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I'd get another voltmeter. Not many devices will last even a few minutes at that voltage. If you really have 160 volts on each leg, you'd be popping incandescent bulbs the instant you turned them on.
Old 04-12-05, 08:03 PM
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Meter works great after new battery
I thought that I would have had some pretty large problems... everything reads 120-130v. Thanks for the common sence reminder.


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