Main Breaker

Old 03-11-01, 03:17 AM
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Last night half of my house went out. I measured the power in the panel box and found that half of my 100 amp main is gone. I'm gonna replace it today. Although i've done a lot of around the house electrical work, i've never changed a main. My question is this, How do i take the meter off the side of the house and the put it back on without any problems?
Old 03-12-01, 01:24 PM
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I recommendation is the meter should only be removed by your electrical company. It is possible that the problem is with the power companies equipment that resulted in you losing one phase of your incoming power. Measuring for power inside your panel will mean nothing in this instance if you didn't check before the power line side of the main breaker. I would have your power company check first to see if there is no problem with the incoming source of power.
There is often a tamper lock on power usage meters that will make it obvious to the electrical company if it has been tampered with. Call your electrical company first, they will for problems on there side for free.

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