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08-06-2016, 10:45 AM
LoneWolf
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lost shop power

Hate working out of town. Back for weekend. Lost power to roof light, half workbench, 2/3 wall outlets. Found 4 breaks no power (# 1, 3, 5, 7, compressor 125/250v either).

Not a electric guy, been zip a few times. Any hints on were to start? Main breaker outside shop has power except 20 amp
going to pole barn. Thanks
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08-06-2016, 01:00 PM
LilMohe
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Not an electric dude either but if u got 220 service and u loose one leg of it u can get some stuff works and some don't I think.
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08-06-2016, 01:23 PM
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Not an electric dude either but if u got 220 service and u loose one leg of it u can get some stuff works and some don't I think.
Your right. And all the power is gone on the same side.
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08-06-2016, 01:24 PM
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Hate working out of town. Back for weekend. Lost power to roof light, half workbench, 2/3 wall outlets. Found 4 breaks no power (# 1, 3, 5, 7, compressor 125/250v either).

Not a electric guy, been zip a few times. Any hints on were to start? Main breaker outside shop has power except 20 amp
going to pole barn. Thanks
Is the shop feeding from a transformer on the pole or from the house? If from the house, check the breaker feeding the shop.
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08-06-2016, 09:14 PM
LoneWolf
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What is strange is that both sides has good and bad breakers on both sides. Heard with all the lighten going on the other day may have fried a few breakers.
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08-06-2016, 09:15 PM
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What is strange is that both sides has good and bad breakers on both sides. Heard with all the lighten going on the other day may have fried a few breakers.
Didn't answer my last question.
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08-08-2016, 05:10 PM
LoneWolf
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Hi Mr Bill. Powers from house-- breaker good. Shop breakers are good. All 4 wires are dead. Hooked them to good breakers and got nothing. May have to take a few wall panels (peg boards) off and look around.
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08-08-2016, 11:11 PM
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You have a meter? If so, take the wires loose on both ends and tie like the black and white together on one end and see if you see a short between them. Do the same with the Green and the black or white. Maybe the wire is gone between the house and the shop. I have seen lightning eat the wire our and just leave the insulation there.
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08-09-2016, 10:58 AM
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Lightning struck my house a few years back and fried some breakers. It also burnt up some wires in the walls. Oh yeah and burnt a hole in my furnace gas line, igniting it.

Everything you listed is possible.
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