Working on a clients home for a simple digital tv tiling issue uncovered and ugly neutral issue..When disconnecting the cable tv service to the home the lights in the home dim and many smaller apliances and control panels were fried and destroyed. I called in some favors and had the elctrical supplier and a master electritian (and heating guy)come to the home...We found the meter on one end of the house had a spliced bond and the ground wire disapeared under an old house addition concrete slab..the new electrical panel in the main basement has a cold water clamp w/6 gauge wire into the panel..problem was when following the cold water line, it went to pvc to the well water service..so no proper bond there...pounded a new 8 foot copper rod at the meter and disconnected old bondwire and connected the new ground wire to cable tv service..it seemed ok...unlike at first...then attempted to disconnect cable tv service again and the dimming and damage to the house side was even worse....the electrical provider dispatched a truck to replace service drop to house, with the intent to eliminate any issues with their service and I replaced the cable tv service drop to the house...so we are left with this huge question mark and once all of this is completed then the costly part will be isolating and fixing the neutral issue inside the clients home...ANY IDEAS AND OR SOLUTIONS!!!!
Re: Lights Dimming
Just a followup on the dimming lights issue....Found the neutral/grounding problem... (elec supplier) replaced service drop and in the process found break in the weatherhead down to the meter and a meter houseing full of water...They replaced all of the above and covered all the damaged equipment inside the house and problem resolved..But this had some really experienced pros baffled...