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  • When the lights went out

    My system was damaged yesterday when the camera head contacted the cast iron stack. A spark jumped to the head and toasted my whole system. Has anyone else seen anything like this? Now I am paranoid as hell about using my other systems how can or could I prevent this? Lots of $$$$$$$ I am sure in repair
    Last edited by Mr Slate; 06-17-2011, 09:23 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    Re: When the lights went out

    sounds like the cast iron stack is energized

    i think your camera might have just blown a fuse in the countr plus

    might be a simple fix that a repair center can get you up and running

    i would suggest to have the property owner get a qualified electrician to check out their electrical system

    rick
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: When the lights went out

      Had the same thing happen to a 5/8" cable when I was snaking a floor drain with my k50..Turned out there was a short on the switch .Sparks were arching across the cast iron floor drain.Scared the hell outta me
      ''Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Benjamin Franklin

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      • #4
        Re: When the lights went out

        Crazy stuff!

        I never ran across anything like that before.

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        • #5
          Re: When the lights went out

          You had a charge in the line it usually will take out the camera head, transmiter, counter and the power supply in the monitor. If you have a monitor that is on batterys you will not have that happen. Marvin

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          • #6
            Re: When the lights went out

            Marvin the power supply seems to be ok as I can still watch stored video. But everything else is toast I havent gotten it to a service center yet to know how bad it is. Other than using a battery power unit ( This unit was not ) what are my options for protecting my investment in the future. If you or anyone eles have any sugestions to help I am sure a lot of people will be interested. Thanks again and I will be having the electric system tested on the house

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            • #7
              Re: When the lights went out

              You should be able to test a cast iron pipe for an electrical charge with a multi-meter I would think. If that sewer pipe was energized and damaged your equipment, I would think that insurance of the property owner should cover the damaged equipment?

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