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  1. I can't speak to every utility, but I don't know...

    I can't speak to every utility, but I don't know any place that would let the voltage run that high on purpose. Maybe 130 when load is high. Like Meternerd said, it could be a regulator that is...
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    Some transformers will vibrate enough to feel it...

    Some transformers will vibrate enough to feel it by hand at the bottom of a pole and definitely at the end of a service. You can feel it on a service some times, but you can't hear it. I would...
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    Yeah but also the power goes out unexpectedly all...

    Yeah but also the power goes out unexpectedly all the time and we (I work for the POCO too) restore without notice. Emergency outages and natural outages are always restored without seeing if people...
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    That's exactly what the POCOs do and people...

    That's exactly what the POCOs do and people believe them, I know it makes zero sense. They say they won't restore unless there is someone home with the breaker off and people almost always comply. ...
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    You either have an open on one high side and are...

    You either have an open on one high side and are reading 120 on the dead side because it's backfeeding through load in the house or two high sides are either burned together or someone screwed up and...
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    Well I've installed the Service Saver maybe about...

    Well I've installed the Service Saver maybe about 50 times and they are nice but they are generally not the safest thing in the world. Yes, you need to make sure you have two good wires, if two of...
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    Yeah I agree with all the things that can be...

    Yeah I agree with all the things that can be inferred, but what actually happened is unknown. I don't know anything about that truck/crane, but most larger lifts will not move at all if they are out...
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    I thought they were the only two people on the...

    I thought they were the only two people on the job. If that was the case then how does OSHA know what they did or didn't do. Maybe there were more people on the job? I also heard that they had...
  9. Are you an electrician or do you work for said...

    Are you an electrician or do you work for said company? Makes a difference because right now it's a different set of rules and/or additional rules that may be made by the POCO for employees. I...
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    Stand Pipe? We have always called primary riser...

    Stand Pipe? We have always called primary riser poles stand pipe poles where I work. They are marked SPP in prints and records going back a long time.
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    That would be nice except for the services never...

    That would be nice except for the services never seem to be on the driveway side:weeping:
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    Have the power company record the voltage at the...

    Have the power company record the voltage at the transformer or service entrance. Like others have mentioned, utility switching could be causing problems for a fraction of a second that you will...
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    Probably has more to do with servicing the meter...

    Probably has more to do with servicing the meter and not reading it. When the customer calls in a problem, we don't want to be standing on a ladder to pull a meter, or in a bush on our knees etc..
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    No significant load change that I know of. It...

    No significant load change that I know of. It was around 9PM.

    I get called either way. Dispatchers want to know why a recloser or breaker operates whether it resets or not. We usually are...
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    I thought the same thing, but I know when there...

    I thought the same thing, but I know when there is switching being done and I work in a heavily populated area. It was a quiet night with no switching, no bad weather, and no other calls anywhere...
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    I think the tallest wood poles are 90'. They...

    I think the tallest wood poles are 90'. They swing around like crazy when you're at the top and there are no guys on it yet. Pretty wild.. feels like the top is swinging back and forth teen feet in...
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    I had a call one night where the person had...

    I had a call one night where the person had thought they lost all power. Checked everything outside to be good and when I went inside, every AFCI was tripped, not off. The regular breakers were on. ...
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    Maybe it tripped the breaker because like most...

    Maybe it tripped the breaker because like most people's power strips, it was maxed out and then some. Pulling it out of a wall with even a small amount of things on and plugged in will trip the...
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    If someone didn't mention these already(sorry I...

    If someone didn't mention these already(sorry I didn't read every word of the thread), then these would do the trick I would imagine.
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    Firefighters generally know to stay away until...

    Firefighters generally know to stay away until the POCO arrives... but I've seen more stupid things from them than I can count.

    There is one story of a department putting their ladder into 115kv. ...
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    File a claim for the loss of equipment. Unless...

    File a claim for the loss of equipment. Unless your recorder is misreading voltage, there's nothing on your side that would give you 300v line to line, realistically anyway. Ask your neighbors if...
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    How do you know the voltage that is causing the...

    How do you know the voltage that is causing the problems? Where you lucky enough to catch it or do you have some type of recording device? Either way there is no way you can get 300v and it be your...
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    I do troubleshooting work for a POCO and I would...

    I do troubleshooting work for a POCO and I would say that the beast is usually not helpful mostly because it does not add enough load, it's only really good for wide open faults. You have to remove...
  24. I would say those guestimates are pretty good. ...

    I would say those guestimates are pretty good. If it's pad mounted, which I suspect it isn't if you need a load break, then it could be double, if not triple. I might even guess closes to 20k and...
  25. No load buster? Like GoldDigger said, you...

    No load buster? Like GoldDigger said, you probably dropped all the load with the second phase and then you drew a large arc which overloaded the upstream fuses. A load buster would have stopped the...
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