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  1. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    The electrician did a circuit-by-circuit evaluation of the system. He identified six trouble circuits. He listened as my wife went through the house energizing each source and he said he could hear the box “sizzle.” According to our neighborhood forum, the development has a reputation for...
  2. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    I’d like to thank everyone whom offered help. I finally engaged a competent electrician who methodically trouble shot my system. The issue is pretty simple, but expensive. The circuit box has failed. One phase is affected and six circuits in the house are impacted. The house is only 20...
  3. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    This most accurately describes what I’m experiencing. The AC does run properly once it energizes. Sometimes one circuit is affected, sometimes two. I will initiate a trouble call to the POCO and report back on what they find.
  4. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    I appreciate your reply, but how would a circuit tester be of use? Unless I’m missing something. When the power is on, it will show no fault. When the power is out, it won’t show anything. Don’t see how it would assist in isolating the issue described....
  5. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    Thanks for the response, but YES. It was very tedious. I pulled out every fixture and redid every connection.
  6. J

    Baffling Home Power Problem

    One circuit in my house intermittently goes out 3 to 5 times per day. After about 5 to 10 minutes, the circuit re-energizes itself. No breakers trip. It just comes back on. The lamps on the circuit will flicker for a second or two, the power delivery stops. By accident, we discovered that...
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