HELP!! Power outage. Anyone one close to burlingame has a battery pump?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by vivi, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. vivi

    vivi Guest

    HELP! My house has lost power. The main circuit breaker level broke (so i couldn't turn it back on).

    Does anyone who live close to Burlingame has a battery pump i could borrow for a day or two? I have a small 24g so one or two pump should be good. I could come to pick it up at anytime.

    Thanks a tons~

    -lynn
     
  2. vivi

    vivi Guest

    False alarm. thankfully, i still have power from the back of the house. Phew. Alright, time to order a battery pump.
     
  3. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    I was gonna say you should run to home depot and buy a new breaker.
    It has to be exactly right and if you don't have some electrical knowledge it could be dangerous to try and change it.
     
  4. vivi

    vivi Guest

    I had thought that it was the main power breaker (since it was labelled as main). In that case, doesn't PG&E has to come out to turn the power to the house off first?

    In this case, it's actually not the main house breaker, but only the front portion. Phew.
    Still, I don't know if i'd want to change the breaker myself. :-/
     
  5. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Electricians pull meters off if they need to change the main.
    Then you call PG&E after you get it inspected.
    I was on a job when a painter dropped a ladder on the meter and broke the glass.
    PG&E came over and replaced it in less than an hour.
     
  6. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

    Sorry just saw this now. I do have one (a pump that is) if you ever need to borrow one. Also have a generator. I am as near to Burlingame as you can get :)
     
  7. vivi

    vivi Guest

    Thank you Bryan!

    A generator seems like a good idea (in case of earthquake too!). What generator do you recommend? I noticed a lot of generator on amazon is not CA-approved. :-/
     

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