That's an interesting idea and a way to determine if there's a fault
external to the home wiring.
The problem is that with digital meters, you can read a phantom voltage and
reach the wrong conclusions.
I think the best advice is still to shut the main breaker and call an
electrician AND the power company.
Are you still with us? You got half of the group ready to beat the
crap out of each other because of your question and we still don't
know if you got electrocuted or not.
Now is not the time to see if Obamacare works.
It's only a flame war because certain unnamed
people on this list are moronic idiots. If people
weren't such numb skulls, the list would be a lot
better. If we could block all the bottom posters,
top posters, people who can't spell, flamers, and
religious zealot cultists, we'd have a pretty good
list. If you fry yourself on the pipe, you still
have to sign up for Obama Care?
In some areas, electricity is distributed through the water pipes. There
is a splitter, usually located outside or in the garage, that separates
the electricity and the water. It's very similar to the DSL splitter
that separates voice from data over the twisted pair wires coming into
Your splitter may be defective. Call the power company and tell them
what's happening, and that you believe that your Dihydrogen Monoxide
Electroresister Distributor is defective.
Yes they showed up. But, it was after the fire department was here. I
finally got electric back after almost 20 hrs without it.
Got some burnt siding by the outside spigot. Was fortunate enough to have
an alert neighbor who awakened us, then called the fire department.
The fire chief did his investigation. I know I had to get a new box
downstairs. Thankfully my deductible is only $250, and we are alive.
yikes! I assume this was related to the problem you originally posted
about? Hope everything gets fixed up OK and glad to hear that you're
all right. Please do tell us what the issue was when you have a chance.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
Glad you are OK but for crying out loud nearly everyone here told you it
was SERIOUS and to get it checked IMMEDIATELY. Because you chose to
ignore the advice you got you could have ended up fried.
Just because your input box was faulty and you got it replaced does not
mean all your problems are solved. You still more than likely have an
electrical ground attached somewhere to an ungrounded water pipe.
You need to get that resolved or some day you may get electrocuted.
It could be due to PCV piping having been put in at some point.
Additionally if you live in a dry , sandy area such as Texas it is very
common for ground rods to have no grounding capability. They often need
to be longer than the typical 3 or 6 foot rod...or else have water
poured on them periodically.
On 10/31/2013 10:25 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Because he ignored all advice I did suspect him of being a troll.
OTOH: Since this is a potentially life-threatening siutation I've
decided to err on the side of caution.
When someone commits suicide in most situations close friends say they
heard the person mention it but never took them seriously.
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