Lights flickering Question?

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Old 03-19-09, 11:28 AM
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Lights flickering Question?

Hi all ,
I am new to your forum and would like to say "Hello". I found your forum while searching for an electical problem.

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About a month ago my wife and I started noticing that our light bulbs in our house would flicker every now and then. No problem with any other electrical items in the house. Any ideas? I would just call an electrican but I have been out of work since June of 2008 when the company I worked for went out of buisness so money is real tight now.
Thanks in advance for any and all help !
 
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Old 03-19-09, 11:58 AM
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A little more detail may help. Do they flicker when an appliance (furnace, refrigerator, etc) starts? Do all the lights in the house do it..even those plugged into outlets?

Age of the house?
 
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Are they flickering in the whole house or just specific rooms? Do you ever notice any bulbs getting brighter instead of dimmer?
 
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Do you have copper wiring or aluminum wiring?
 
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Have you asked any of your neighbors if they are experiencing the same thing?

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More infornation about your system would help this forum. We'll try our best to help you get through this.

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Problem fixed!

Would like to thank all that have offered help. Sorry I haven't replied sooner but I have been out of town. I started checking a few things and found nothing so I had the power company come out to check the transformer and its wiring. Well, the wires on one leg of the transformer was loose and that was the problem !
So.....life is good again !
Thanks again !
 
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That is a very common cause of your problem. Thank you for for posting back the outcome -- glad it is fixed.
 
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