wozerdozer Posted November 10, 2011 Report Share Posted November 10, 2011 My girl and I left the house to go to the hydro shop tonight. When I got home I walked into my house and imidiately smelled smoke. I ran to my back room where my power panel is located and it was smoking and sizzleing. I also saw lights flashing from my back yard through the back window where my power poles run. I hit the main breaker with a stick and I still heard electricity buzzing. I pulled the cover off and the ground wire was red hot. I grabbed my wire cutters from the drawer and ran out to the back yard where my meter is located and cut the lock and pulled the meter to disconect all power. I went back into the house and I heard a humming comeing from my back room. When I walked into the back room the ground was still glowing red hot and not cooling down. Then sparks started jumping off a metal conduit pipe that is there for the electric plug for my washing machine. The copper water line also runs through there and it was touching the elctric conduit. And it was arking out. I grabbed a rag and pulled the conduit from the wall so I could get the metal conduit away from the copper pipe. And it quit arking. I run through the house looking to see if anything else was hot. When I got upstairs I opened the furnace door and the wireing was melting so I cut them and with protective wire cutters of course. Then I heard my girl yell fire so I run downstairs. And there was smoke comeing from my ceiling tiles. I ripped the ceiling tiles down and the electric wire to the furnace is in a flexible metal conduit going to the furnace. It was touching the gas line that feeds the furnace and it was glowing red hot almost to the point of burning my ceiling. I grabbed the stick again and pushed the wire off the gas line and it quit arking. I went outside to the meter to see why my house was still powered when the meter was out. I noticed the consumers pole was arking at the pole. So I called consumers. They come out and turned the grid off. They said the power is back feeding through my ground in the house. So now im without power till they fix the power wires. But I also have to get an electrician in my house to make sure my wireing isnt burned throughout. I dont know what to do I have no heat and my lights are suppose to be on at 8:40 in the morning. And my bubble buckets are running without air now. I asked the consumers guy that come out to look at the pole what I was suppose to do about my fried wires and he said that I would have to take it up with my insurance company that they wouldnt be responsible. And of course due to my loss this past summer I wasnt financially able to keep up my insurance. So I guess I need advice on what I should do now. Because I am so frustrated I cant even think. Maybe I should change my screen name to BADLUCKCHUCK): Thanks Wozer Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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