[mythtv-users] My Ceiling Fan Controls My Mythtv Sound :(
beww at beww.org
Mon Aug 7 20:09:12 UTC 2006
On Aug 7, 2006, at 2:09 PM, William wrote:
>> Every time there's an electrical load on the curcuit that my
>> living room A/V setup is plugged into (Myth box included),
>> there is a half second of silence.
> That is not a surge. That is a sag. Unless the line running into
> your house
> is extremely long you have another issue which needs to be looked
> into right
> away. Sags are usually caused by a poor connection somewhere in your
> electical distribution box. It is not uncommon in older homes to
> have a
> loose connection where your AC mains enter the house. I would
> contact the
> power company or a certified electrician to check your electrical
> before your house burns down.
> No this is not a joke!
Please believe him, it is a serious matter. The symptoms indicate a
high-resistance someplace in the circuit, and high resistance will
cause heating which can indeed cause a fire.
Unless you are truly well-qualified, this is a matter for a licensed
electrician. It is definitely a case where they earn their admittedly
high dollar rate.
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