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follow up to "please help" #14196
09/16/02 03:41 PM
09/16/02 03:41 PM
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nanci  Offline OP
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HI,

George and everyone, my electrician did what you said. We took his meter and touched the handle to the drain. There is a 2 volt reading coming from the drain. We shut off the power to the house and got no reading. When turning off each breaker 1 at a time it stays the same, one even went up a little. I think that he is now trying to find something that itn't grounded. What would you do next?

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Re: follow up to "please help" #14197
09/16/02 04:45 PM
09/16/02 04:45 PM
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Your electrican needs to check from the handle to neutral to see if there is a poor watermain ground. I can't see what checking from the handle to the drain is intended to produce. The plumbing should be mechanically connected by solder joints. You are essentially checking the same point. If you have a poor neutral connection, the neutral and the ground in the house will be a different potentials, which means there will be a voltage between them. Check the connection in the meter pan, panel and at the top of the house if it is an overhead drop. If the connections look clean call the utility company. Once you tell them you are getting shocked they will run to help. They fear liability.

Hope this helps
Tom


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