I have a phone that does this too. Check the polarity of the active pair of wires....reversing them might help (Green to red terminal, red to gree...
SvenNYCMember since 04/16/03
You may want to get yourself a digital multimeter that can read AC voltage or a simpler neon light multi-voltage tester available at most good hard...
That is not funny.If the wires are in a box, you must cap off the wires by using approved splicing caps that will firmly attach to the ends. Then...
Also what are you plugging in?Sometimes when you plug in certain devices they cause a small arc in the socket...especially when you're plugging in ...
And make sure to only place one cable under each staple. Don't bunch them all up and slam a big cable staple over the whole situation.
The exposed stuff with ceramic insulators sounds like "knob and tube" wiring common in the early early days of wiring - before metal clad and non-m...
In a table lamp or appliance using #16 or #18 parallel zip cord, polarity is as follows:Smooth = hot (live) - goes to NARROW pin on polarized plug....
You might want to contact a licenced experienced electrician for this. There could be a broken connection somewhere...these guys are trained to lo...