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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 01:34 AM
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does anyone's cable TV or internet go out during rain?
Edited on Sun Aug-31-03 02:01 AM by pstokely
it's been raining heavily since about 10 am but no lightning, Road Runner has been out since 5 PM and all channels above 40 are fuzzy, Cableco said it would probably come back on after the rain stopped, it's never been out this long but it hasn't rained this much in months, rain isn't supposed to move out until Monday, the big outages have been reported

does DSL go out during heavy rain?
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Khephra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 01:35 AM
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1. Yep
I've had problems with Indiana storms from both Comcast and RR.
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iwalktheline Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 01:39 AM
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2. no, they stay inside where it's dry!
badup dup pshhhh.

Sorry.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 05:38 AM
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3. Weather should not be a factor.
Your cable company has bad splice or broken cable somewhere that letting water into the cable and shorting out the signal. A little detective work on their part is all that is needed to find and fix it.
When it is dry that same splice/broken cable should be radiating a easy to pick up signal that they have equipment to find.
You are paying a premium for a service you are not receiving. Might be time to complain to the city if the cable company won't do anything about it. Talk to your neighbors about this, the more the merrier.
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 11:41 AM
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9. they said it would fix itself after the rain stopped
nt
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 08:27 AM
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4. Weather can be a factor with cable.
Some of our cable channels come from satelite dishes.
Heavy rain causes interference.
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 08:31 AM
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5. I've never had any difference between wet or dry
weather, as far as the signal condition.
Sounds like a cable problem or your company...call them up and ask them..
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 09:13 AM
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6. DSL is imune to the weather unless there is a problem with the line
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IggleDoer Donating Member (601 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 10:01 AM
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7. I've had more outages with cable than with satellite dishes....
... and cable outages tend to stay out longer.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 10:07 AM
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8. I get outages with my satellite dish
but only during a severe thunderstorm. Lightning struck the dish and the service went kaput, but it came back on after the storm passed.
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Castilleja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 12:42 PM
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10. I think it is a cable fault
somewhere. Either a break or something in the cable itself, or corroded connector, etc. We had this problem years ago, with cable going out more and more till finally we got nothing. Cable people said it was one of the above things, so we got satellite. Now when TV goes out, that means it is about to rain which can be a good thing here!
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-03 01:04 PM
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11. it's never been out this long before,
Edited on Sun Aug-31-03 01:12 PM by pstokely
but it hasn't rained this much in months, there is a major drought here, it went out for about an hour during a storm last may, could come back after it has had a chance to dry? its just sprinkling now and its supposed to be the in 80s after monday

should I try drying the splitter outside with a hair dryer?
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