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Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Sat 27-Aug-11 19:11:39
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Humming Sound


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Not sure if this is for this forum, but i've noticed today that i've got a bad humming sound on my line, there is a lot of thunder about today so i'm guessing it might be that?.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 27-Aug-11 19:16:38
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DO NOT use wired telephones during thunderstorms!

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Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Sat 27-Aug-11 19:33:37
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Dunno if its wired or not, it is plugged in the telephone socket but the handset is cordless?.

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 27-Aug-11 19:54:32
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cordless

Then it's cordless and not wired.

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Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Sat 27-Aug-11 20:04:12
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So the humming sound shouldn't be from the thunder then, what if this humming continues, should i contact BT?.

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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 27-Aug-11 20:11:56
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It could be the cordless phone causing that.

You would need to check with a corded phone to rule out any "wireless" interference, but maybe do it later when the bad weather has passed.

Matt

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Edited by uno (Sat 27-Aug-11 20:12:07)

Standard User tommy_boi
(experienced) Sat 27-Aug-11 20:20:40
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I dont think i have a corded phone to check it with, i read that you can change the wireless number or summat that the phone is on and that might solve the problem, how do i do this and would this actually solve the problem?.

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Standard User uno
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 27-Aug-11 20:21:54
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Check your phone manual (or if there are any switches/buttons on the device).

It may help, it may not - trial and error.

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Standard User jchamier
(knowledge is power) Mon 29-Aug-11 16:47:56
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In reply to a post by adebov:
DO NOT use wired telephones during thunderstorms!


Even if all the phonelines are underground all the way to the exchange? smile

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Standard User adebov
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 29-Aug-11 23:09:20
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Even if all the phonelines are underground all the way to the exchange? smile

What; and you think the several million volts [from a lightning strike] cleanly dissipates in the couple of feet between ground level and any cables in the ground, without sending any pulse up the cables?
But if you're so sure; go ahead - try it wink

Plus; in open space, wouldn't a large amount of metal below ground be more likely to attract the strike away from an area which is just dirt?

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