Electrical Wiring in the Home/Loss power
"I have and 30 year old property. They are 3 different breakers and 3 different circuits. The kitchen, bedroom and living room lose power but not trip a breaker. The power will go out for hours but not trip a breaker. The Power light company has been doing a electrical work in the area lately. The circuits arc from time to time as well. If the powers goes out you can restore power to the rooms out by turning off then on the main breaker. Can help me pin this down. They are Zinsco breakers.
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Your complaint is that there are 3 different breakers and 3 different circuits that fail chronically. You lose power for extended periods but do not trip a breaker. Circuit issues are unlikely. Look to a common point.
Can you explain what you mean by "The circuits arc from time to time as well."
Arc how? Where?
You observed that the Power and Light company has been doing electrical work in the area. You have said that if the power goes out you can restore power to the rooms by turning the main breaker off and then back on. This suggests it has nothing to do with the power company since you can influence the problem directly at your own panel. Without seeing this installation, my first guesses, in order, would be a bad main, failing bus connection or bad lug termination at the panel.
An electrical service has a practical life of thirty-five years or so. Zinsco breakers mean your old service was landfill 20 years ago. I doubt you will find a replacement main breaker, even if that would resolve the matter and the panel is undamaged. The cables must be shot by now, as well. Sight unseen, the likely solution would be to replace the service.
Contact a reputable professional electrician. Your township, city or "local authority having jurisdiction" may possibly serve as a referral source for insured professionals licensed to provide these services in your area. A service replacement will probably require a permit.
You may be shocked at the cost, but it will cost no less and be much more distressing if you delay until total disastrous failure leaves you no choice.
I recently served a client whose panel interior burned up due to a failed breaker. The problem occurred at 9:00 pm on a Saturday and they were without power until Sunday night. The repair cost extra because the job was performed on Sunday.
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