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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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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)...
  7. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. I stand corrected, yet again...

    I stand corrected, yet again...
  19. Bonding everything will help, but maybe not a...

    Bonding everything will help, but maybe not a lot. Depends on how good your ground rods will work for you and even if you have good earth, it may still be annoying to live there. Opening a car door...
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    I was never disagreeing with you. I agree with...

    I was never disagreeing with you. I agree with everything including the last sentence. Just saying that one may look and think the wire is too small and have documentation to back it up when in...
  21. Yeah the company I work for does not care about...

    Yeah the company I work for does not care about seals at all, but if you're suspected of tampering they will put a locking band on. If you're suspected of tampering after that, we will cut the...
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    Indeed.. and wire manufacturers. Just pointing...

    Indeed.. and wire manufacturers. Just pointing out that coming from somewhere else where OP might not see a lot of overhead wire, he may wonder why the utility service is so small.
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    It's pretty common for POCO's to come out and...

    It's pretty common for POCO's to come out and change all connections on fluctuating voltage/flicker calls without really troubleshooting. It does fix things nine out of 10 times. Most of the time...
  24. Gotcha. I don't recall which way the arc was...

    Gotcha. I don't recall which way the arc was moving in the two times that I saw it happen. Just know it was traveling from the middle of the section back to the pole until the air gap was big...
  25. Seen that happen before. Two phases swinging...

    Seen that happen before. Two phases swinging then when they meet or get close an arc forms. Then as the phases swing again it doesn't break, the arc just moves down the line to where the...
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