I am a electrical service tech.I have been called to this house 3 times this week.over a water heater.( Rental property.) The Top element was smoked all chared up.The tennant said it happened the day before so her husband un pluged the cord.I checked, the circuit.Every thing looked fine 241 volts Receptacle looks brand new checked the cord perfect shape.Opened the bottom element cover.wasent burned but all rusty on tank wher the element screws in.And wet from leaking.I said the cause was from the leak.The tennant said this happenned 5 months ago too and the plumber replaced the water heater.Which i said I cant understand how a 5 month old water heater would rust that much.and so I left and said everythin electricall is ok.
Then the next day i called back.To check more into it.I checked the service.every thing was perfect all lugs tight . put the dryer on range on checked amps no problems.
Anyways the 3rd time the tennant said the power company came out and the neutral was flopping in the breeze.now iam really thinking BS.But were getting paid so i go.I get there cut the tab again.every thing was tight.So got on the phone with my boss he said go get a surge protector.So i did.then the the tennants husband was there and said the power compant tighted the lug in the meter can. My only thought about this whole thing is the plumber is trying his best to get out of warranty on the w/h and I think hes freinds with the tennants.Am i wrong ? please some one help.