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    Default Flickering lights in house.

    I am trying to figure out why the lights in my house are flickering. I recently had a 150 amp box installed and new breakers put in. On one of the circuits every light that is on it flicker. Is there a lose connection at the box or is it from outside. The flickering of the lights are that they go jump from bright to dim constantly ex. like looking at a candle. Please help

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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    Scotto 1210 I read your post of flickering lights in your home and
    write to say I had to same problem, until yesterday. My home is an
    old one with very old wiring and outlets/switches. I had this big
    flickering of lights and changed most of the electrical outlets
    that I think create a certain flickering at one point of the house.

    The problem continued and I noticed that my Television was the
    cause of flickering, so I replayed it, and the flickering has
    stopped, so far.

    Will appreciate any information on what might cause this.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    I thought it might be the tv but the lights flicker even when almost everything in the house is turned off. It is driving me crazy trying to figure out what is wrong. I am going to call the electr and see what he says.

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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    If it is just one circuit, check and make sure you don't have a poorly fitted breaker, that the screw on the breaker is tight against the wire, and that the neutral is tight.

    If it's all your lights, have the power company check the transformer connections, this problem is often caused by a loose neutral. Then have the drop connections in the new panel check to make sure they are tight. I would recommend you have someone qualified for this.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    Thank You Jack, I will call the power company and hopefully that will solve the problem. It is driving me crazy.

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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    Does anyone else have any ideas what I should do???

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    Default Re: Flickering lights in house.

    Quote Originally Posted by scotto1210 View Post
    I am trying to figure out why the lights in my house are flickering. I recently had a 150 amp box installed and new breakers put in. On one of the circuits every light that is on it flicker. Is there a lose connection at the box or is it from outside. The flickering of the lights are that they go jump from bright to dim constantly ex. like looking at a candle. Please help
    Back to the beginning.

    If there were no issues before the upgrade was done then it has something to do with the work the electrician was involved with from the meter to the panel or in the panel -------- unless by coincidence the utility connection or a junction within the home decided to become intermittant.

    If there are issues with lights and devices plugged into receptacles throughout the home --------- then it'slikely somewhere from the feed connection from the panel back to the meter to the utility.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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