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djohns
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

private message :)

Dave357
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

Your main breaker is fine. You have a bad connection somewhere between the utility pole & the main breaker. That is why you read full voltage under no-load (breaker off) but see a dramatic voltage drop under load (breaker on). Your utility company will probably check & repair/tighten connections at no charge to you, though if the bad connection has burned up anything in the meter socket, there may be a charge to repair it.

canuk
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

I would have to agree with Dave..... though I wouldn't recommend inexperienced folks to open their electrical panels ... since you have different readings of 0V , 60V, 4V on that leg ... sounds like a problem between the feed outside from the utility to your panel.

BTW...... Yuk Yuk where is that second picture from ?

djohns
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

Canuk , check your mail .

canuk
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading
YukYuk wrote:

One of his other post strings from 01-23-08.

http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/showthread.php?p=12741#post12741

Scary stuff.

Just don't see how that has anything to do with this issue.

Dave357
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading
canuk wrote:

..... though I wouldn't recommend inexperienced folks to open their electrical panels ...

That's why I suggested calling the utility company. They'll come out for free, even on Sundays.

canuk
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

Yep ... it's a nice thing to be able to get something free back from them.:rolleyes:

lthomps222
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

I appreciate all of your help. Especially you DJohns. I will now be waiting for the power company to come and diagnose a possible bad leg. I have managed to switched all of my essential power requirements(refrigerator, tv) to the good leg so I am ok for now. I will keep you all updated on the progress, and again thanks.

djohns
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

Happy to help out . Hopefully the power company will get you back in business in short order .

canuk
Re: Main Circuit Breaker Voltage Reading

Good stuff . :)

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