Neighbor calls today and said he had 4 outlets in his house not working . he said all the breakers were on .
I stopped over and checked the outlets , testing the normal way with my volt meter between the two slots I had nothing ..
But testing the hot side to ground I had 120v and testing the neutral side to ground I had 120v ..
Wtf .. so I took the cover of the panel and he had a spare 20 amp breaker , I pulled out the one feeding these outlets and water came out !
It seems that the entrance cable is allowing water to run into the meter pan and follow the entrance cable inside the outer covering and dump out in the panel !
I’m surprised it didn’t trip the breaker if it was putting 120 to the neutral and the hot leg ?
Hes having an electrician there Monday to change the entrance cable and check all the other breakers.
As soon as I dried the panel out and replaced that breaker everything worked as it should.
Its been doing it awhile because the robots in the breaker were rusted and had been that way awhile .