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JLMCDANIEL
Re: Flickering lights in house.

If it was the power line neutral it would affect more than one circuit, it would affect all 120 volt circuits. Try flipping off the other breakers one at a time and see if it is caused by something on the same pole but a different circuit.
Jack

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Flickering lights in house.
scotto1210 wrote:

The electrician came today and told me that their is nothing wrong with the panel. He checked all the breakers for loose wires and all neutrals. He told me that it is the power line from the poll that might have a loose neutral. I hope that is the problem. I don't know what else to do if the power company tells me that everything is fine....

I too feel in is not a problem of your power supplier. I agree with JMD 100%.
Just thinking out loud, maybe your electrician found the said problem in the panel box, reworked it, but would rather not fess up to it.
Hope all is well.....

reenieandrod
Re: Flickering lights in house.

Yep, it sure sounds like a loose neutral in the circuit that is flickering.. I had several uncles who were electricians, and they would tell you the same thing.

Good luck.

scotto1210
Re: Flickering lights in house.

It started out being all the lights on one circuit but now its every circuit is having the same problem with flickering. I hope its the outside pole connection.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Flickering lights in house.
scotto1210 wrote:

It started out being all the lights on one circuit but now its every circuit is having the same problem with flickering. I hope its the outside pole connection.

That changes everything. It may well be a power company concern now.

Re: Flickering lights in house.
Ernie_Fergler wrote:

That changes everything. It may well be a power company concern now.

indeed it does ...

loose nuetral somewhere, but if it just started after the panel was changed ... its probably somewhere between the service taps and the lugs on the panel.

Re: Flickering lights in house.

Is the service to the house underground or overhead?

scotto1210
Re: Flickering lights in house.

They are overhead

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Flickering lights in house.
Lloyd wrote:

indeed it does ...

loose nuetral somewhere, but if it just started after the panel was changed ... its probably somewhere between the service taps and the lugs on the panel.

I was hoping when the electrician returned that he had checked the neutral lug on the panel. Just forgot to post that info.:o
Wondering out loud if something is amiss in the meter base.

scotto1210
Re: Flickering lights in house.

He checked everything in the panel. I saw him tighten every screw and nut on it. He did not check the meter though. The power company said that it will take them a week to come check it. I really hope that they will find the problem. Its killing me.

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