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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-10-2011, 10:49 AM
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Posted By mhensley
The sparking STAYED when I switched the breakers...

The sparking STAYED when I switched the breakers off. Must be the power lines feeding off some kind of metal siding on the house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-07-2011, 03:36 PM
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Posted By mhensley
Yes I did try this. Everything seems to be fine...

Yes I did try this. Everything seems to be fine on that end.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-06-2011, 11:48 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Yes, good read regarding BPA's regulations and...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2011, 03:25 PM
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Posted By mhensley
For some reason I cannot open this - can you try...

For some reason I cannot open this - can you try emailing it to me? Thanks!
matthensley01@gmail.com
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 02:52 PM
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Posted By mhensley
Thanks Joe - We had a huge ice storm not too long...

Thanks Joe - We had a huge ice storm not too long ago. It was great, no bad tv reception! Why do you think rain and ice take away the problem?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 02:50 PM
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Posted By mhensley
Funny you suggest this. I did call TVA, and a...

Funny you suggest this. I did call TVA, and a gentleman came out. He was stumped and hadn't seen a problem like mine before. He told me to ground off my utility box.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 12:13 PM
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Posted By mhensley
nah - that's the puss way out...and i ain't no...

nah - that's the puss way out...and i ain't no puss. thanks for the suggestions though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 11:24 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Thanks guys! Do you think that would conquer the...

Thanks guys! Do you think that would conquer the bad tv reception? Also, are there special types of gloves to perform a job like this? Not the handiest when it comes to electricity....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2011, 09:07 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Thank you for jumping in. I have tried the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2010, 11:52 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Thank you for the suggestions! I will try...

Thank you for the suggestions! I will try anything at this point. I just don't want my house to catch a far!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-30-2010, 07:52 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Will this be safe to do? Will I get shocked?

Will this be safe to do? Will I get shocked?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-29-2010, 06:04 PM
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Posted By mhensley
Here is the pic

Here is the pic
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-29-2010, 04:04 PM
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Posted By mhensley
Sure, I will post it tonight...

Sure, I will post it tonight...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-29-2010, 09:40 AM
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Posted By mhensley
Static spark on top of house!

Hey guys,

I am new to the forum - good to be here.

I have an odd electrical/home question. I have been living in a house for 3 years now. On the very top of the roof, we have noticed a...
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