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Old 12-15-2008, 04:03 PM   #16
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Good practice

Before you connect one thing to any other thing, put an incand. lamp from one to the other. If the lamp lights, significant current will flow if you make the connection.

If you can run a hair dryer this way, don't make the connection at all.

There is also a shock danger with this problem.


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Old 12-15-2008, 06:51 PM   #17
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There's a pole testing tool that is available at most hardware stores and building centers.
It has two parallel blades and a U ground plug! Neon lamps indicate if the correct conditions are present on the outlet!
They are not expensive. In fact, the one that I have was given to me as a promotion item at Home Depot!
I would suggest that one of these testers be used ASAP, as the situation is potentially dangerous!
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:18 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by J. V. View Post
I just wish I knew why I still have to use a video cable between my satelite receiver and DVD player when I have HDMI cables connected to both.
(I used the term "video cable" loosely to refer to any cable that carries video information; including HDMI cables. Assuming everything works without one, you don't need a yellow ended old style cable. There is a slight possibility that analog channels, if any, will have a better picture when a yellow plug cable is run from the satellite receiver to the TV and that video input is selected with your TV remote.)


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