Thanks for taking the time to read my post.
Our problem started the other day, we began to experience very bad Cable TV Reception. We put a service call in to Time Warner and the repairman came out today.
Most of his work was done at the Cable Box which is attached to the House in the same area as the electric meter.
After he completed his cable investigation he took me outside to explain the problem. Our coaxial cable wire had begun to melt; due to a Grounding Problem with the house, he said we had 2.7 Amps going to ground. I would assume he put a meter on the Ground Wire that runs from the Panel through the Exterior Wall and down in to the ground.
He went on to explain that when there is a Grounding Problem in the home it uses the Cable wire to go to ground and screws up their equipment.
I now have 2 questions I would like to put out before the forum ...
1 - What does he mean by a "Grounding Problem" ?? Does this mean I have a loose Hot Wire, a Loose Neutral Wire, or are wires touching one another. In other words what issues would cause a Grounding Problem ???
2 - Is there a way to determine where the problem is located ... in a particular Outlet, Switch, etc.
I did call our local Power Company, the tech they sent out opened the Power Panel tightened some connections then left. He said the next step was to have the Line Repairman come out to check things out. He never said anything about bringing in an electrician.
I would appreciate any help and/or suggestions you can supply.