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Old 11-22-2007, 02:09 AM   #1
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About 10 minutes ago I was in the bathroom and the lights just went out. I'm flickering the switches and I'm going wtf for the moment. I flip ALL the circuit breakers and my living room, dining room, 1 light in the kitchen, and the furnace are the only things working.

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check your master breaker switch, you might have two, and one might have tripped
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check your master breaker switch, you might have two, and one might have tripped
Only have one.... I flipped 'em all.

I could go try the master master switch outside but when that one trips the whole house is out...
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it has to be some sort of master switch issue. and somehow the furnace was wird off the line separetly (id hate to think its not on a breaker at all)
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it has to be some sort of master switch issue. and somehow the furnace was wird off the line separetly (id hate to think its not on a breaker at all)
The furnace has its own breaker (dual breaker actually) thank god or I'd be freeeeezing right now.
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Did you push the breakers ALL the way to off, then click on? If not, they will not come on. If that doesn't work, when was your home built, and does it have aluminum wiring? If anything, I highly suggest you call an electrician ASAP, as you could have a potentially dangerous problem.
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3 phase power?
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Still no idea whatsoever happened. But everythings working again like nothing happened.

Weird. (plays unsolved mysteries music)
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My guess is you have 220 coming in to the house, and lost 110. If you have a electric stove, and that works, then that'* where I would start. Now the big problem. If it'* teh feed to your house, it'* the power companys problem and they need to fix it. but if it'* on the house side of the meter, then it'* your problem and you will have to pay. Start with the power company. They will come out and say, it'* on your end, call an electrican, and shoudl be no charge. But if you call an electrician and they say it'* the power company, then you will still need to pay them.
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WTF

This morning everything was working again. Now darkness comes and its out again...

WTF No frozen pizza for me tonight :(
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