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  1. Paintfly
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    Paintfly New EF Member

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    Just the ceiling lights (3 rooms + bathroom), all wall sockets working fine & no circuit breakers popped out. Any ideas why? Someone said it could be rodents chewing the cables & my upstairs neighbour has had a few infestations recently:mad:. I'm in a Victorian terrace ground floor flat.
    Does it sound expensive? It's beyond me to tackle.
    Any suggestions gratefully received.
    Cheers
     
  2. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Hi - did you remove the blown lamp? Do the other lights not work now? Perhaps recheck the Consumer Unit for any switches down, post a pic of it if you like :)
     
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  3. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    What sort of lamp blew? If it was a halogen they have a habit of taking the circuit protection device with them.
     
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  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    very common for a bulb blowimg to take out a fuse/mcb. could also take out a poor connection on the circuit that was just about coping with normal load. check every light and see if there's a termimal/cable end loose/burnt.
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Try resetting all the trips, one by one could be the lamp blowing could have caused a short or earth fault. Sometimes the RCD or MCB trips but stays in the on position, they are not infallible, try switching each one off and on again, and let us know what happens please. And what Tel has posted as well, all sorts of scenarios. Doubt if it's Rodent related, to much of a coincident. Us oldies have our uses, we are not all mothballs and Briar pipes you know.
     
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  6. Paintfly
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    Paintfly New EF Member

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    Great thanks for all the replies. I'll try resetting the trips & see if that works. It was a 35w Energy bulb in a 75 w max light holder, so no reason I would think that was the problem. I've been using them in that particular light for years. Replaced with a 16w energy & no change.
    Cheers
     
  7. Vortigern
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    It may, just may be that the lights are supplied from a fused spur somewhere and that fuse has blown.
     
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  8. Paintfly
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    Paintfly New EF Member

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    Resetting the trips didn't work, so anything else under the bonnet is beyond me, so I'll have to get someone in. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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  10. driverman
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    driverman DIY

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    what was the outcome?
     
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  11. Paintfly
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    Paintfly New EF Member

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    Sorry for the late reply. It was one of the old fuses on the board without a pop out breaker switch. My next door neighbour's bruvva who's a sparks fixed it with 2 srands of copper wire because he didn't have a 5a fuse on him...old school...love it:grinning:
    Thanks for all suggestions.
     
  12. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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  13. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    then that wants replacing with the correct size of fuse wire ASAP. his 2 strands could be 5A,10A,30A, who knows?
     
  14. Taylortwocities
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    Taylortwocities Electrician's Arms

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    He probably used one of these![​IMG]
     
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  15. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    selection of 3036 fuses for wylex and mem:
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