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Power drill and signal loss

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by dmspen, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. dmspen

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    Apparently my upstairs bathroom, PC, laser printer and downstairs DISH 722k are on the same power circuit. Our shower is getting rebuilt and when a large power tool is used, like a drill, I get a signal loss on my 722k downstairs!

    It has also happened when someone prints from the laser and lights are on. Very bad...
     
  2. AZ.

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    Sounds like voltage drop...after the remodel may want a qualified electrian to go through the place? One circute on two floors isnt the norm.
     
  3. scooper

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    +1
     
  4. StevenA

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    After? Do it now while walls are open.
     
  5. joegr

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    Sounds like the voltage differential between neutral and ground is going too high, probably because of a high resistance connection somewhere on the neutral line.
     
  6. dmspen

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    Hmmm. The words 'qualified electrician' make my wallet quake.
     
  7. scooper

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    Ok - try "FIRE DUE TO ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS".
     
  8. SayWhat?

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    Tell the guy not to drill through the coax next time.
     
  9. AZ.

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    um....well? I would say that the bathroom(upstairs) goes through the lower level first....So it wont matter..

    Bathrooms since the mid 70's should be on there own circuit( blow dryers are 1500w) one blow dryer eats a whole 15A. circuit....

    Even if all the walls upstars are open, how will you get the new line up there?
    You wont...you will find were it feeds downstair,s and split it there....
     
  10. AZ.

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    Sure is funny...

    You know the saying a plumber makes a mistake you get a leak.

    an electrician makes a mistake it does one of two things, it blows up or starts a fire.

    So If I invest my hard earned money were my family will live, I would consider it money well spent..

    but thats me, there is a time and a place to be cheap, to me thats not the place....Drywaller, painter, ect...cut a corner there if you realy have to!!!!
     
  11. SayWhat?

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    Speel chuckers werk wonderz.
     
  12. StevenA

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    I don't do electrical for a living, but I have done a fair share.

    As someone said, bathrooms should be on their own circuit. It however is not uncommon to find stacked receptacles in some houses.

    I mainly do low voltage, anytime a wall is open is an opportunity to check things out and update.

    It sounds like you have an issue, if you can't diagnose and fix it yourself, it's best to get someone who can.
     

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