problems with service line

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Old 01-05-08, 08:36 PM
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Question problems with service line

i just replaced a old fuse panel with a new 200 amp service and service line from the socket to the new box but now all the light are burning way to bright for ex in a 40 watt bulb burns like a big flood light. and if i plug something into a outlet like a drill it goes crazy it revs up way too much and puasesates like crazy so iam stumped what is the problem it seems like the whole house is getting to much power
 
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Old 01-05-08, 10:02 PM
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There are probably going to be a gazillion questions to ensure you did the upgrade correctly - most importantly, were the feeders from the poco to the meter correctly sized for a 200A service?

As for your current problem, without more information, it sounds like you may have a neutral issue. Instead of 120v at a receptacle you probably have ~160v or so. This can be verified with a multimeter.

Possibly, you swapped the neutral and a hot leg, or maybe the neutral isn't connected securely. Regardless, shut off the main breaker until you find the problem - it's not good for anything plugged in.
 
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You have a neutral issue. TURN OFF YOUR MAIN BREAKER. TURN IT OF NOW. Do not use any electricity until you fix the problem.
 
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It may not even be on your end, perhaps when the PoCo transfered service they made a boo boo on the neutral connection.
 
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