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Cable always goes out before electricity #4500384
08/28/17 11:59 AM
08/28/17 11:59 AM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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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.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500385
08/28/17 12:03 PM
08/28/17 12:03 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500387
08/28/17 12:04 PM
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Waco, TX
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I'm just glad your head is above water!


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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500389
08/28/17 12:05 PM
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Dallas,Tx USA
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: aquariuscsm] #4500394
08/28/17 12:12 PM
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Cali
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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

Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: Linctex] #4500395
08/28/17 12:14 PM
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Boston, MA
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500396
08/28/17 12:15 PM
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Central NY
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500397
08/28/17 12:15 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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Works great in California where it never rains.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500404
08/28/17 12:22 PM
08/28/17 12:22 PM
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Storrs, Connecticut
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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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2009 BMW 328i (36k) - Castrol Edge Euro 0w40, MANN HU816X
Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500408
08/28/17 12:26 PM
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New England
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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.


Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500411
08/28/17 12:34 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500416
08/28/17 12:41 PM
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NE,Ohio
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It probably depends on if your utilities are underground or on a pole too.


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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500422
08/28/17 12:47 PM
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Toronto
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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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Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4500447
08/28/17 01:30 PM
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n.c.
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'Are you really in Houston right now?'

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

Re: Cable always goes out before electricity [Re: gman2304] #4500467
08/28/17 02:16 PM
08/28/17 02:16 PM
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Houston, Texas
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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.


2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

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