Originally Posted by speedy petey
YOU DID NOT FIX THIS!!!!!!
You put a VERY dangerous band-aid on it!
You likely have a broken service neutral and by grounding the service better to the water pipe you created a path for the current to go.
The gas pipe ground is even worse! Gas piping is NOT(!!!) meant to be used as a grounding electrode.
Call the POCO first to check their side of the service drop. Then call a qualified electrician out to check this problem IMMEDIATELY!!
Exactly. When testing things like this, it is as important to test between ALL the conductors-Hot to hot, each hot to neutral, and each hot to ground. Hot to hot should read 240V, everything else 120. If ANYTHING is out of whack, you need to get a professional in there to fix it. Some things shouldn't be messed with by the homeowner.