We've experienced a problem with our electric a couple of times
recently. The electric goes out in most of the house, but remains on
in part of the kitchen, and on one wall in one bedroom. Turning the
main disconnect on and off doesn';t seem to affect the situation.
Electric remains off for about 30 minutes then comes back on. We have
upgraded 200 amp service with fuses in the house.
The electric company will come and check it out but only when it's off
and they haven't been able to get here while it's been off. We seem to
be the only ones reporting the problem.
The electric has been "surging(?)" for some time, meaning that lights
will pulsate or waver or dim somewhat intermittently. Also, when the
refrigerator comes on, it causes a quick flicker in other things that
Oh and I just remembered, a couple of days before losing the electric
the first time about a week ago, the power was reduced once to the
point where lights were on but very dim and there wasn't enough
electric to turn on the TV.
Anyone know what might be happening with all this? Could it be related
to the electric company's equipment or am I more likely going to end up
having to call an electrician?