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Old 07-28-2010, 03:12 PM   #16
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Are ur "flickering lights" part of the same circuit ur tv was plugged into ??
U say 2 breakers a tripping ?? Unless ur an electrician or know someone who is (or is comfortable working with electricity) maybe pop open ur electrical panel and swap the 2 breakers that tripping with another 2 (less used circuits) and go from there. Could be a couple weak breakers after taking the zap. Or even check the ccts that got hit and looked for any charred/burnt wires (maybe a neutral due to the flickering)

A buddy of mine whos house got hit by lightning few years back had it actually mess with his main 100amp breaker on the panel. It was the wierdest thing. only certain cct's and stuff would trip the odd time even with almost no load on them here and there but the main never tripped. Tested all breakers 1 at a time and no luck. i went ahead and changed his main and its been 2 years now without a problem..........I've seen some funny things

Anyway, these are my 2 cents and once again I do not recommend anyone fiddle with any electrical unless licensed or certified.

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My wife's dad said that what may be causing the flickering was the ceiling fan motor is trying to turn when it will not turn, so I guess it is pulling elec and wasting it. Could that be it?
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The bathroom light flickered a few times, only seems to do it if the bulb has been on for a little while, though currently the dryer and washer is on, and hoping maybe that is it, idk.

Update: The washer and dryer is off and it started flickering after the light was on for a little bit. Though I was going to start couting seconds in between and it stoped and I waited and didn't flicker. Hmm...

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I thought about something last night. My APC battery/surge unit was on after I turned the breaker back on, so it aparantly the APC unit didn't shut off like I thought it would. I figured maybe it was bad and causing some issues. I unplugged it, and currently the bathroom light flickered maybe twice while I was in there around 5-10 mins or so.

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