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  1. Diane Charlton
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    Looking for assistance and advice. I have damp coming in my ceiling and it caused one of my lights to short taking out all the lights in my house. I changed the main fuse and turned the socket off for the dodgy light but still it keeps randomly making the 'popping' noise and I am worried about safety. My electrician is not answering his phone and I would appreciate advice as to the urgency of this being looked at. Thank you.
     
  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    you will probably have a permanent L in the ceiling rose or light fitting. only cure is to isolate at fuse/MCB . take fitting down and dry out the connections.
     
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  3. Spoon
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    As above,, or replace with another light (Like this) until the other dries out.
     
  4. camerabloke
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    camerabloke Electrician's Arms

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    Give us a location Diane and one of our members will more than likely be in your area
     
  5. Spoon
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    I think she's in Rugby, unless she likes playing rugby and misread the form...
     
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  6. Diane Charlton
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    The light bulb is not the problem, fuses them out. The problem is the damp which is why I want to just isolate it for the time being.
     
  7. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    is it a rose with a pendant drop or a fixed light on the ceiling. a photo would be nice.
     
  8. Diane Charlton
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    rose with a pendant drop. Sorry trying to do loads of things at once here|!
     
  9. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    unscrew the cover off the rose. if it stuck with paint, tap with hammer. then get a pic. and post it here.
     
  10. static zap
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    Turn off downstairs 6A-(Lights not boiler!) circuit breaker ,
    and buy some table lamps !
    (if you have enough spare sockets )
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2018
  11. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Turn the circuit off first in case you slip ...............
     
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    darkwood It's all about Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Spammer has been banned, all posts relating/replying to the banned member have now been deleted as a tidy up exercise, please ensure further posts are relative to the initial enquiry thankyou.
     
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