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#4500384 - 08/28/17 12:59 PM Cable always goes out before electricity
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4716
Loc: Houston, Texas
I've never understood this. Pardon my ignorance, but is it because all the cable boxes get flooded out? It also takes a long time for it to come back on usually.
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#4500385 - 08/28/17 01:03 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
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Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Ours is the opposite. Every storm where the power goes out, the cable and internet will still work if plugged into the generator.
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#4500387 - 08/28/17 01:04 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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I'm just glad your head is above water!
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#4500389 - 08/28/17 01:05 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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I remember back in the 70s and 80s the cable always seemed to go out on a regular basis. You're watching tv and then suddenly there's a snowy screen.
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#4500394 - 08/28/17 01:12 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: aquariuscsm]
Malo83 Offline


Registered: 08/08/08
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Loc: Cali
When we bought our new house it was in a new subdivision, started out with cable and it was constantly going out, got Primestar satelitte tv and never looked back. wink

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#4500395 - 08/28/17 01:14 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: Linctex]
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Registered: 04/17/12
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
I'm just glad your head is above water!


+1 I sent a prayer upstairs for the people down there. That must be scary
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#4500396 - 08/28/17 01:15 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Miller88 Offline


Registered: 04/09/08
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Loc: Onondaga County
Looks like you're in a bad location. Hope everything goes well for you!


When I lived in the apartment, every time the power would go out I would still have cable. I would take out the Inverter and deep cycle batteries from the camper and run my cable modem, router and TV!
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#4500397 - 08/28/17 01:15 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
Works great in California where it never rains.
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#4500404 - 08/28/17 01:22 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
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Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Works great in California where it never rains.


I was in California once when it rained for 2-3 days. What a nightmare. I'd say the amount of accidents was equivalent to when we get 3 feet of snow here in Connecticut.
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#4500408 - 08/28/17 01:26 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3303
Loc: New England
Our area cable/internet seems to work fine thru power outages. Our cable is strung along utility poles and dead easy for them to patch even temporarily.

Thankfully I have a $100 UPS that lasts 6hrs powering my cable modem and wireless router so I keep working away at my 100% telecommute job on a laptop. I can stream xfinity cable thru lap top also.

Generators are miserable to pull out for something that may last 15 mins especially in winter.

Given your location glad cable is most of your concerns.


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#4500411 - 08/28/17 01:34 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 06/05/03
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Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Works great in California where it never rains.
my land line goes down for 3 days with just a sprinkle.
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#4500416 - 08/28/17 01:41 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: NE,Ohio
It probably depends on if your utilities are underground or on a pole too.
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#4500422 - 08/28/17 01:47 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
PeterPolyol Offline


Registered: 03/06/16
Posts: 1152
Loc: toronto
Originally Posted By: motor_oil_madman
Works great in California where it never rains.


Hey man at least you're able to worry about something like "the cable"? You still have internet, you can get TV on the net, right? LOL Are you really in Houston right now?

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#4500447 - 08/28/17 02:30 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 2981
Loc: n.c.
'Are you really in Houston right now?'

^ I'm wondering the same thing.... ^

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#4500467 - 08/28/17 03:16 PM Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: gman2304]
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4716
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: gman2304
'Are you really in Houston right now?'

^ I'm wondering the same thing.... ^




Houston is like a 100 square mile city. I'm about 10 minutes south of Houston.
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