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  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-10-2011 at 11:49 AM
    The sparking stayed or went away when the breakers were turned off?The sparking STAYED when I
    switched the breakers off. Must be the power lines feeding off some kind of metal siding on the
    house.

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-07-2011 at 04:36 PM
    Did you do the breaker test yet? What were the results of turning off the main and the
    individual breakers?Yes I did try this. Everything seems to be fine on that end.

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-06-2011 at 12:48 PM
    Yes, good read regarding BPA's regulations and services. They even come out and investigate and
    even ground the problem! Too bad they are in Oregon and I am in Tennessee. TVA (my local
    utility company...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-05-2011 at 04:25 PM
    out sec1page6For some reason I cannot open this - can you try emailing it to me?
    Thanks!matthensley01@gmail.com

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-04-2011 at 03:52 PM
    If you stop the arc the static on the tv etc. might go away. It's a simple solution. Watch for
    the arcing to possibly move to another joint. You might need more jumpers between all the
    sections of sid...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-04-2011 at 03:50 PM
    Who's power lines are these? If they are the TVA's I'd call them and explain your situation and
    I bet they would come out and see whats going on for free.Funny you suggest this. I did call
    TVA, and a ...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-04-2011 at 01:13 PM
    zero effect on the tv. It would just stop the arcing at that location. If our assumptions are
    correct its not really anything that can hurt you. Dry gardening gloves would even be fine. We
    could be wr...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-04-2011 at 12:24 PM
    Personally, I would screw a jumper wire between the two and solder the screws for a solid,
    permanent contact. The arcing, if not stopped, could be a fire hazard if something burnable got
    in there.Than...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 01-04-2011 at 10:07 AM
    Thank you for jumping in. I have tried the breaker trick - meaning that I have shut off the
    main. No dice. We do have a flood light approximately 10 or 12 feet to the right of the spark
    on the corner ...

  • Posted in thread: Static spark on top of house! on 12-30-2010 at 12:52 PM
    Thank you for the suggestions! I will try anything at this point. I just don't want my house to
    catch a far!

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