11:45PM | 09/09/04
Member Since: 04/20/04
11 lifetime posts
ok here goes

service wire to house, underground lines

220 side and 120 side showed continuity had melted together

neutral wire had burn,t off completly

they changed the transformer it had shorted out and caused the damage electricity consumption while line was installed was 175kw per day after wire changed use 25kw/day

can you explain to me why this could be been told it would,t make a difference. i don,t think i,m crazy but it had to do with those bad lines right the short was passed right through the house. would really appreciate a response ps the shorted feed lines were over 175ft from my house and 20 feet of wire to the transformer were the fried section

thanks in advance


06:23PM | 09/10/04
Member Since: 03/20/04
24 lifetime posts
If you have an Open Neutral on your service conductors, then you will have unbalanced voltages on the two legs. Instead of being 120V on each, they will still add up to 240V but one may be much higher than the other.

When some appliances are subjected to overvoltage, their power consumption increases substancially. Depending on how your loads are distributed, the appliances with overvoltage may consume more power than that saved by those subjected to undervoltage.

Read this article for an eye opener.



10:16AM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 04/20/04
11 lifetime posts
thank you at least i know i,m not crazy the next part is to prove the hydro company here is neglegent.

they say it,s only there responsibility to fix the problem but not there responsibility if they didn,t fix the problem and thanks for the link been trying to find stuff on the web for years that has to do with this thanks again


10:18AM | 09/12/04
Member Since: 04/20/04
11 lifetime posts
the voltages added up to 190-200 as the both lines were conecting together

and the neutral was gone


02:56PM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 04/20/04
11 lifetime posts
homer you replyed to me back in sept about my hydro service question service wire problem.

talked to hydro they say the burn,t off neutral and both legs shorted together will not cause any extra usage i persanaly know there has been a 65% drop in usage since the service wire was changed so do they but they claim i must be doing something different in my house can you link me to some site that could possibly explain how electrical usage could change or what cause and effects would be from this unless maybe you could explain it better to me thanks


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