The Case of the Floating Neutral

The Case of the Floating Neutral

Fire breaks out in home’s second floor bedroom after cable technician cuts coaxial cable

When the lights flicker for a split second, most people don’t read too much into it. It happens — just a fluke. But for one homeowner, who was experiencing ongoing problems for several weeks straight with lights brightening and dimming when he turned appliances on and off, there was obviously an underlying problem. In addition, the cable signal on the television was inconsistent, and the Internet service was dropping on a regular basis.

While trying to identify the source of the

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