ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 19
Recent Posts
fuse rejectors
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:44 AM
Old decora style outlets
by NORCAL. 03/29/17 01:41 AM
NFPA stuff
by gfretwell. 03/28/17 08:08 PM
Anyone hiring inspectors?
by HotLine1. 03/27/17 08:03 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,854 Are you busy
166,738 Re: Forum
160,865 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 79 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#205851 - 04/11/12 02:00 PM Electrical Issues in an House - maybe  
DDROWE  Offline
New Member
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 2
PA
I recently bought a house and are having problems with it. We have lost 2 dryers, 1 computer, several light bulbs and a refrigerator in the 8 months since we moved in. The local utility company verified that the feed is consistent and correct.

Is there anything that can be done inside the house to verify that the voltage to the outlets is correct and consistent? If this isnt something I can do - I would like to know what to ask an electrician.

Thanks


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#205853 - 04/11/12 03:52 PM Re: Electrical Issues in an House - maybe [Re: DDROWE]  
jdevlin  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 402
welland ontario canada
Call an electrician. This is not a DIY site. They should probably look for issues with a loose or broken neutral.


#205854 - 04/11/12 05:00 PM Re: Electrical Issues in an House - maybe [Re: DDROWE]  
twh  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 903
Regina, Sask.
How did the local utility verify the feed is consistent?

This can be a difficult problem to trace. You'll probably need an electrician who has access to equipment that can be left on site for a couple weeks to record the incoming voltage. Maybe your question should be about which electrician to call.


#205855 - 04/11/12 08:37 PM Re: Electrical Issues in an House - maybe [Re: DDROWE]  
HotLine1  Offline


Member
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,803
Brick, NJ USA
DDROWE:

As those above have said....call an electrician!
We are not being rude, but, DIY is not an allowed discussion here.



John


Member Spotlight
noderaser
noderaser
Portland, Oregon, United States
Posts: 404
Joined: March 2007
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7582 MB (Peak: 0.8917 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-30 12:45:16 UTC