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06-11-03, 06:03 AM
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Did the power company tell you the exact nature...

Did the power company tell you the exact nature of the problem? Not that it really matters, but did they say if the problem was in one of your feeders underground or in the transformer itself? ...
06-03-03, 01:16 PM
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Megging a cable is done using a high resistance...

Megging a cable is done using a high resistance meter to test the cables insulation. It will reveal if there is a flaw in the cables insulation (i.e. a rock has pierced through the insulation of one...
06-03-03, 12:57 PM
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Posted By mcjunk

Water heaters don't usually create the type of...

Water heaters don't usually create the type of problem you are describing. The start-up torque of a motor is usually the culprit on dimming lights on an undersized circuit or service.

Since you...
06-03-03, 12:45 PM
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Posted By mcjunk

Other possibilities: The circuits you have...

Other possibilities:

The circuits you have described are all fed out of a subpanel where a bad connection exists.

Your 200A amp is not adequate and every time your 5-ton A/C compressor kicks on...
06-03-03, 12:19 PM
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Posted By mcjunk

$37 to reseal the meter!!!! I'm assuming that...

$37 to reseal the meter!!!! I'm assuming that when you installed the new main panel you cut the tab on the meter base and pulled the meter to kill power to the main panel. Then they came out and...
06-03-03, 11:58 AM
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Posted By mcjunk

Did you replace the meter base when you replaced...

Did you replace the meter base when you replaced your main panel? You could have a corroded conection in your meter base that is causing the problem. There is good chance that you have an...
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