The breaker on the outside of the house could be faulty. Generally, at least in my area, the power meter determines who's responsibility it is. If you trace the flow of electricity coming from the pole into the house, if the fault is before the power meter or at the power meter itself, then it is the power company's fault. If the fault is after the power meter, then it is the home owner's responsibility.
Though some areas put everything all the way up to the pole/junction box on the home owner, so check with your local power company.
Originally Posted by Frick
Call the electric company. Also, is it 200 amps really? That is A LOT.
200 AMP service to a home is common in the US, we're on 110v here so 200AMP service is the same wattage as 100AMP service in an area that uses 220v.
Originally Posted by proengineer
The breaker is 200 amps, the same as the one inside on the panel. I called the electric company and they did not say why it is tripping, but that they are not responsable. They said it was part of the meter loop. Any ideas?
Call an electrician and have him replace the faulty breaker. I wouldn't recommend messing around with a breaker of that size yourself.