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Took the cableline as a return path back
 
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That is some ugly siding! Is that your house? If so I did not mean anything with my siding comment.
 

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brian john said:
That is some ugly siding! Is that your house? If so I did not mean anything with my siding comment.
No...I have cheap vinyl siding. This is customers house...
 

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Never seen a meter base like that
 

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One more reason why the cmp should require phase neutral over voltage logic in the main breaker. Or go the sensible way and have everything straight 240.
 

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No WM ground? That usually takes the current back. I have only seen burnt cable lines twice when WMs have rotted out or been disconnected.
 

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No WM ground? That usually takes the current back. I have only seen burnt cable lines twice when WMs have rotted out or been disconnected.
Just had a SC to a house with no N connection at the street at all, completely broken. Burnt up their router inside, melted the sealtite covering their cable drop where it was terminated male to female'd and burnt the insulation off their phone ground. Power still worked pretty well when I got there. Some blinking lights, nothing 240 working but they were sitting there watching TV. Good water bond shared with the neighbors kept it going.
 

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Some years back I got a call that TVs were burning out, lights getting brighter, and the fridge was barely running. Someone hit the pedestal in the alley and the neutral pulled out of the lug. Funny part is the homeowner burned up his big TV in the living room so he went and got another one from the bedroom and burned it up, then he got a third one and burned it up! Musta been a good game on! He also had current on the cable line but it didn't burn like that one.
 

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Just had a SC to a house with no N connection at the street at all, completely broken. Burnt up their router inside, melted the sealtite covering their cable drop where it was terminated male to female'd and burnt the insulation off their phone ground. Power still worked pretty well when I got there. Some blinking lights, nothing 240 working but they were sitting there watching TV. Good water bond shared with the neighbors kept it going.
240 not working? Sounds like an open neutral and an open phase.
 
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