Hi all, I think the problem with the lights dimming is due to the
wiring in the house. My steam iron used to do this every morning when
I was ironing a shirt for work in my last house. It drove me crazy.
I looked into it and found that in Colorado, they are wiring houses
with number 14 gage wire. I used to live in Wyoming, and this was never
allowed there by the electrical code. When I had my new house built,
I made them do it all with number 12. The electrician complained a
little, but he did it.
It really isn't much more expensive. The wire is only a few dollars
more and you use less circuit breakers. If you are building a new
house, I would definitely recommend it.