I have a question about electrical service to a mobile home (Trailer).
I have a trailer down by the lake here in Missouri that is used on
weekends, during the summer, etc. Just a little place to get away.
Last weekend while I was there the wind gusted up to something pretty
fierce. When this happened my electrical service in the house went out
to HALF the trailer. When I tried to turn the TV back on, etc. I was
only getting a minimal amount of power through the outlet. Not enough
to turn it on, just a buzz from the TV. The ceiling fan was also
turning VERY slowly. Finally, I noticed the window AC unit was only
getting 110V instead of 220V because it was barely running.
I shut everything off. I checked the inside and outside breakers, all
was fine. I then went back inside and noticed that half of the trailer
is A-OK, the other half is dead. Again, I was only getting 110V on the
AC where I should be getting 220V.
The trailer is wired such that electricity comes off the meter into an
outside box. Inside the box is a double-pole 100A breaker and a 20A
GFCI breaker. The trailer then connects up to this box to the fuse box
(yes, it uses fuses) inside.
Now I am not going to attempt repair myself, but my question is WHAT
should I know to help me better communicate with an electrician? It is
possible that the electric company has a fault coming from their side?
I know that only one pole is getting power in my main breaker box, that
is why I am only getting 110V instead of 220V to the AC and half the
trailer is OK and half is dead. The question I am trying to determine
now is where should we (me and the electrician) begin looking for the
fault? Or should I have the electric company look at their side first?