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

John Pierce john.j35 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 8 19:11:42 UTC 2006

> > 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.

I concur, being a journeyman electrician by trade, you may well find
the problem on the neutral conductor and even more likely if your
service entrance mains were aluminum.  Aluminum expands and contracts
quite a bit more than copper, and more often becomes loose.

Have you noticed any symptoms of a loose neutral ie: incandescent
lamps flickering (even in clear weather), stove top burners or oven
burners not getting as hot as they should.

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