I have a very weired problam at my house. This is not a new house,
it was built in 1960, but most part of the electrical system was
redone about 10 years ago.
Once in a while, part of the electrical system shuts-down. When I
mean part it is about half of the circuits. I could not find any logic
in the circuits that shuts down or the one that keep alive.
The shut down lasts between 5 and 15 minutes and everything comes
back to life...
I changed a few breakers in the hope it would do something and I
also re-tighted all live and neutral in the master box but this did
not change anything.
Tomorrow night I will have a UPS connected to my PC with a
monitoring software to see what the AC line is doing but I have no
Any ideas anyone?
P.S. You can e-mail directly to me.
First..not to try to sound like another contractor, screaming GET AN
ELECTRICIAN in there.....but..
We had a situation similar to this not long ago on a unit...and it was so
unreal we missed it till it about knocked one of our guys on his ass..
It was due to a line that had burned in half...and was actually going to
ground. It tripped the breaker for a while, and the homeowner went to a
larger breaker...for whatever reason, that stopped the tripping, but the
unit would run for about 20 minutes and shut off, no matter what.
When we got there, we found the connector where the electrical entered the
unit was shorted to the wires, and the wires had burned in half..sometimes
making contact and sometimes not.
You MIGHT have a bad connection in a J box at somepoint and it MIGHT be in a
condition that COULD be detrimental to your home.
Get it checked...soon.
I did a visual check of the outside cabling tonight and did not see
anything out of the ordinary...
I am now proceeding to verify all outlets and switches on the circuits
that get affacted.
What I really don't understand is how lets say breaker 10 and 14 are
affected but 12, 13 and 15 keep going like there was nothing wrong
(those 5 breakers are all 110v)...
firstname.lastname@example.org (mark Ransley) wrote in message
A FREE check ,, and FREE, advise , and possibly a FREE fix, and the
Security you have from the Elec Co is worth it , and its FREE I could
not SEE my problem ,, Nor could my Elec co ,,, Till they were up
on the wires, and it was Free ,,,,,,,, call your elec co. tonight
In alt.home.repair on 5 Aug 2003 16:59:23 -0700 email@example.com
(Andre Courchesne - Consultant) posted:
Assuming Canada is like the US, the only oddity is number 12. The
even breakers are on one phase, and the odd breakers are on the other
phase, so check your other odd and even to see if they keep up the
Wait. YOu say "lets say" so we don't know if 12 is good or not.
If emailing, please let me know whether
or not you are posting the same letter.
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