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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: household electrical failiure
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 14:13:24 GMT
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> email@example.comUrPants (Take off UrPants to reply) wrote in message news:<firstname.lastname@example.org>...
>>My house has two sections, a main house and an annex/garage. They have separate
>>breaker boxes. We have been having trouble with almost all the power in the
>>annex going out. My sister lives in that side and when she plugs in to many
>>heaters, etc... The socket breaker in the bathroom plug snaps open.
>>This takes out all the power in the annex (upstairs and downstairs) except the
>>bathroom lights. This despite the fact that none of the main breakers are
>>tripped open. If I get her to unplug some stuff, then I can reset the plug in
>>the bathroom and everything else comes on.
>>The other day she said that she went in to her side and found the power out,
>>except the bathroom lights. I tried to reset the bathroom plug but it would
>>not. Thinking that the breaker in the bathroom plug might be defective, I
>>replaced the plug in there. I was not able to find a plug with a breaker in the
>>hardware store so I got an ordinary plug and wired that in. There were two
>>white, two gray and one green wire in the receptacle. I wired the white to the
>>left side of the plug, the gray to the right side and the green to the ground
>>on the bottom.
>>The power still does not work on that side. I am thinking of trying to wire the
>>white together directly, and the gray together directly to see if I can bypass
>>It is possible that there is a break in the wires somewhere due to the fact
>>that we have had a rat problem and there have been gnawing on stuff in the
>>walls of the garage.
>>Direct replies to Michalchik@aol.com appreciated.
>>The mystery deepens. I went to the hardware store and got one of those voltage
>>sensor pens. The ones that light up when they're near a live wire. This
>>sensor lights up near all the sockets or appliances plugged into the sockets in
>>the side of the house where nothing works. I figure this must mean the circuit
>>is not completing not because of a break in the hot white wire, but because of
>>the break in a powerstation ground, the gray wire. If I remember correctly
>>powerstation ground fluctuates between a bout + and - 10 to 20 volts. I don't
>>know if this makes my job any easier in fixing the problem I wonder if I could
>>hook powerstation ground straight to the regular ground? No, that would
>>probably just result in some sort of short, though not as serious as a short
>>between earth ground and the hot wire.
>>By the way the ground fault protection socket that I replaced with an ordinary
>>socket was not originally installed in the house, it was added later by
>>contractor who thought that socket was to close to the sink and might get
>>splashed. The circuit's on the Annex side are still hooked up to the main
>>breaker box as per the specs of local code and original architects plan. That
>>socket kept on tripping because it was not up to the power requirements of the
> I have a problem where large scale transient pulses approx 50-300us
> wide as well a net currents are effecting the homes electrical service
> via the neutral. An electrician as well as myself have determined that
> the source is not on the home side of the service. The hydro company
> responsible for looking into this problem refuses to respond in order
> to correct the problem. Transients (sometimes multiple transients) can
> vary in position from each zero crossing to almost the peak of the
> 60Hz sine and also vary in amplitude. Same transients produce loud
> resonant harmonics and vibrations in operating motorized appliances or
> even high pitched buzz in operating audio amplifiers etc. Transients
> are easily viewed simply by scoping between the neutral wire and earth
> ground at the breaker box with all breakers shut off etc for circuit
> powering the scope.
Sounds like you've been targeted for power line mind-control....
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