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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...
  3. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Two most common places that I see for bad...

    Two most common places that I see for bad neutrals besides tree contact is weather head connections and meter trough connections. Barrel type house connections(the ones with the two allen screws)...
  14. Call the power company. Sounds like you have a...

    Call the power company. Sounds like you have a broken neutral. If you shut off the main and the voltage goes to normal at the main, then you know you have a broken neutral. You won't be able to see...
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    http://www.hdelectriccompany.com/assets/files/volt...

    http://www.hdelectriccompany.com/assets/files/voltmeter_lit.pdf

    Bottom left of the PDF has the model number and some information of the meter tester. Also, contrary to my last post.. they are...
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    Edit: Tried to copy and paste something and...

    Edit: Tried to copy and paste something and messed up my first post. I thought about this the other day. I don't know what brand you use but new HD meters come with a proof tester. There's a few...
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    Welcome. I have a question right off the bat for...

    Welcome. I have a question right off the bat for you. Are Homac "Sweethearts" UV rated? I spent a day trying to find out and did not find an answer. They are used in the overhead once in a while...
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    I don't know if it was mentioned or not yet, but...

    I don't know if it was mentioned or not yet, but you should check out their past bills. They may have been getting an average for a long time. I'm not too familiar with how many times a meter is...
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    Utility may charge if upgrades are needed. You...

    Utility may charge if upgrades are needed. You might want to factor in the possibility of them charging to upgrade a transformer and cable. They will certainly change the service if it's overhead,...
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    Maybe a loose connection on the load side of the...

    Maybe a loose connection on the load side of the meter trough or main..

    That first reply made me lol for real. I wouldn't put it past someone growing weed to complain about a bill going up from...
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    Well I don't have any more advice from the...

    Well I don't have any more advice from the utility perspective. You would think the time wasted on visits and phone calls is worth more than a 25kva. You're talking thousands of dollars in time as...
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    Ask the neighbor to call as well. If two people...

    Ask the neighbor to call as well. If two people are calling from the same transformer, they may be more likely to change it assuming the secondary main has no problems. I would have already had...
  23. New England.. Boston specifically. I suppose it...

    New England.. Boston specifically. I suppose it would be hard to find a small yard in Nebraska. I wouldn't seek out a house near transmission lines, but it wouldn't deter me from buying.

    I'm not...
  24. It actually has some benefits... sometimes the...

    It actually has some benefits... sometimes the utility doesn't care if you extend your yard into the right of way as long as you don't build structures and prices are a little cheaper. In some towns...
  25. I stand corrected, yet again...

    I stand corrected, yet again...
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