bad meter?

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Old 04-29-08, 06:28 AM
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bad meter?

my meter glass has a brown burnt look to the glass and the dial has stopped spinning. i have lost power to about half the house. i shut off the main and called the power company. what in your experience is the likely cause of this?
 
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Probably a good surge (any lightning storms in the area?) There are a slew of reasons you may lose power to half your house but coupled with the meter being fried, I think you're talking about a good sized surge.

But the POCO probably will have the best theories. You may want to talk with your neighbors to see if they have had any problems (fried electronic equipment, etc).

Also be careful turning your equipment back on, if you had a surge, other devices may have felt the brunt of it as well.
 
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Originally Posted by iambuzzard View Post
i shut off the main and called the power company.
Good, you did the right thing.

what in your experience is the likely cause of this?
Probably a loose connection inside the meter box caused overheating and melted the wire or socket.
 
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