[mythtv-users] My Ceiling Fan Controls My Mythtv Sound :(

Brian Wood 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  
> system
> 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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