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  1. Help me out here ...equipment damage testing voltage on an open neutral?

    General Electrical Discussion
    I'm having a debate with another electrician about shared neutral circuits and testing open neutrals. The setting is a residential panel swap. I tell my customer that they have some older wire that could benefit safety-wise from AFCI protection ...the complication being that there may be a...
  2. Open Ground and Open Neutral

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am fairly familiar with residential electrical and 3-Phase in my work shop. We are building a summer home, and had to fire the builder. I am completing the small amount of remaining electrical work. I have a single GFI outlet circuit with an ACFI snap-on neutral breaker. I didn't wire...
  3. Open Neutral

    General Electrical Discussion
    Customer wanted dimmer installed in Dining room. After removing switch, noticed neutral and ground were connected together. Seperated them and measured voltage from hot to neutral with an analog meter 20,000 ohms/volt. Measured around 5 VAC. Measure Hot to Ground 115 VAC. When I seperated N-G...
  4. Open Neutral and KWH usage

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    Last night the electrical company found an open neutral coming in. Range on one leg was 126v to 130v other 110v to 114v, would an open neutral cause higher usage of electric or higher KW usage?
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