Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes
ATTABOY Sent from my iPhone On Aug 12, 2015, at 10:04 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Sitting at my desk checking emails at 11 last night, the world suddenly went DARK and heat pump, TV - everything - cut off. 'First though was Vehicle hit a pole or a transformer

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
I never heard of this before - thanks for writing. I doubt Pepco would be so responsive. On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:08 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: ATTABOY Sent from my iPhone On Aug 12, 2015, at 10:04 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
No, it's a fuse, when it blows up it blasts open the connector too, but then they have to come replace the fuse with the stick, then close the knife with the stick too. Those guys are pretty good at doing that on a floppy 20ft stick. --R On 8/12/15 2:16 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
My bad. You’re talking about a cut-out on the overhead feeder. I’n thinking of a interrupter or sectionalizer, which look identical but are often used to replace the older fuse holders. Dan drinking a Corona On Aug 12, 2015, at 4:22 PM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Scott Ritchey via Mercedes
A sick main disconnect breaker (in CB panel) can produce same symptom. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:04 AM To: mercedes list mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: WILTON

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
@okiebenz.com Cc: Scott Ritchey ritche...@nc.rr.com Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 7:34 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out A sick main disconnect breaker (in CB panel) can produce same symptom. -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Not uncommon. I've had it happen as well. Fortunately, other than heat or AC, you're still pretty much functional. I had it happen in a house in Indianapolis in the dead of winter around 1:00 am. Lucky for us our gas furnace was on the leg that still worked. I would have gone back to bed if it

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
...@gmail.com Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 1:18 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out Speaking of which - our outside AC compressor is ugly but not that old. Is it OK to spiff it up with a fresh coat of paint to match the house color (dark tan)? On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Dan

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread OK Don via Mercedes
We lose power about once a year, so I put the Report power outage number in the address book of the phone after the first time - no fumbling around in the dark looking for it now. On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 10:04 AM, WILTON via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: 'Couldn't find # for power co.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread WILTON via Mercedes
the second time. Wilton - Original Message - From: Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com To: Mercedes Discussion List mercedes@okiebenz.com Cc: Dan Penoff d...@penoff.com Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 12:57 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out Not uncommon. I've had

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I never heard of this before - thanks for writing. I doubt Pepco would be so responsive. On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 11:08 AM, Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: ATTABOY Ach! You've never lived, or never lived with electricity.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That would be a circuit interrupter. Those are the things you see on a pole near the transmission line that look sort of like a big knife switch with some curly wires at one end. They're essentially a circuit breaker and will make a loud pop when they open. The linesman will use a hotstick to

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Speaking of which - our outside AC compressor is ugly but not that old. Is it OK to spiff it up with a fresh coat of paint to match the house color (dark tan)? On Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Not uncommon. I've had it happen as well.

Re: [MBZ] OT - Power partially out

2015-08-12 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
It's usually the fuse that blows on my line out by the road when a branch hits the lines that are above ground as they come back to the pole in front of the house. Sounds like a shotgun going off. --R On 8/12/15 11:04 AM, WILTON via Mercedes wrote: Sitting at my desk checking emails at 11