COMMUNITY FORUM

stevigyrl

08:15AM | 11/04/08
Member Since: 11/03/08
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Half out the house is out of elec. I tried flipping breakers on and off, which has worked in the past when it's happened, but this time it didn't work. What else can I try to fix it before calling someone out to fix it?

Billhart

08:54AM | 11/04/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
That indicates the loss of one leg of the 240/120 power.

That can be caused by a bad breaker, poor connected in the panel, at the meter, or the power company's drop.

Most often the problem is in the power companies connections as they are in the weather.

So you might want to call them first.

But you did have it "fix" one time by reseting the breaker. But that could by been coincidental.

Even if it comes back on again HAVE IT CHECKED BY A PROFESSIONAL. Those types of problems can lead to fires.

stevigyrl

09:03AM | 11/04/08
Member Since: 11/03/08
2 lifetime posts
so should I call the power company or my landlord to get it checked? Also when i call them what do I tell them about it? I still can't fix it and it did rain last night which is what I thought may have caused it to go out in the first place. thank u for ur help.

Billhart

11:39AM | 11/04/08
Member Since: 04/25/05
1918 lifetime posts
It is always best to keep the landloard in the loop.

CAll him and tell him of the problem and if he has an electrician that he always uses and is available he might want him to come.

Otherwise suggest the power company and probably you call them so that you can be there. But again depending on the landlords availability he might want to meet the power company.

In any case it is responsiblity to YOU to see that this is fixed.

Just tell them that you lost one leg of the power; ie, that you lost power in 1/2 of the house.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1