Groups

    Do we have any electricians in the house?

    I need a bit of help

    About an hour ago hubby's switched the upstairs landing light on, as he did the bulb popped out of the holder across the room, it was just the glass bit leaving the metal bit still in.
    My downstairs lights a all now not working.
    I assuming there is some relation as its too much of a coincidence, so do i need an electrician or is this something common and easy to sort?

    23 Comments

    fuse/trip gone at fuse box

    if you have trip fuses just put new bulb in and reset trip

    or if old fasioned one then rewire fuse.

    It will of fused the lights switch on your fuse box , have a look at fuse box and one shoud be down just switch it back up .

    dc7911

    It will of fused the lights switch on your fuse box , have a look at fuse … It will of fused the lights switch on your fuse box , have a look at fuse box and one shoud be down just switch it back up .



    After removing the faulty bulb.

    mywife

    After removing the faulty bulb.


    yes or you will get a nasty shock !

    dc7911

    It will of fused the lights switch on your fuse box , have a look at fuse … It will of fused the lights switch on your fuse box , have a look at fuse box and one shoud be down just switch it back up .


    yOU NEED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE REMOVED THE BROKEN PART BEFORE SWITCHNG THE POWER BACK ON

    Original Poster

    Ok ta, gonna leave it till the morning and turn the lec off and dig the metal bit out in the daylight and then flick the switch back up

    Ta

    Had a couple of these lately (glass come apart from the base) I put the glass part back in to get the base out, you have to be careful though.

    I've had this before. I isolated the power and used a pair of long nosed pliers to get the rest of the bulb out.

    Just get a (dry) bit of wood,insert into the socket and twist to remove the broken bulb
    Jobsagoodun

    Monkeybumcheeks

    Just get a (dry) bit of wood,insert into the socket and twist to remove … Just get a (dry) bit of wood,insert into the socket and twist to remove the broken bulb Jobsagoodun



    If not insert finger and slice to the bone on the razor edges as you turn

    Potato.............seriously just push a tatty into the metal bit, it will grip and allow you to remove the lamp cap. Best done wearing a rubber glove to be on safe side.

    Original Poster

    harlzter

    Potato.............seriously just push a tatty into the metal bit, it … Potato.............seriously just push a tatty into the metal bit, it will grip and allow you to remove the lamp cap. Best done wearing a rubber glove to be on safe side.



    Genius, ta for all the replies peeps

    Original Poster

    Morning everybody, i got the metal bit out this morning,

    Have had a closer look at the fuse box,i have took the individual blocks out but im not sure which one i should be replacing or what to do i have put some pics on if anyone would like to help advise

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/skellysgirl/313525b9.jpg

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/skellysgirl/2eed1001.jpg




    Edited by: "skellysgirl" 24th Jan 2011

    Without sounding harsh, if you have no idea what you are looking at or for in those photo's then I for one do not feel easy giving advice to you. Electricity is not to be 'fiddled' with when the safety of the household in question. Either get an electrician in or at least someone who knows what they are doing.

    Original Poster

    i have a basic idea, ive done it ages ago in the past, im assuming im just replacing the wire in the one that is black and has no wire?

    1 You need 5A fuse wire for lIghting circuits, comes normally on a card
    2 The fuse holders with 5A on with a white dot are the lighting fuses
    3 Turn on the light which work
    4 Take out each 5A fuse in turn, if the lights go out the fuse is good
    5 The fuse which has black blast marks and no wire is the fuse you have"blown"
    6 Replace fuse wire by loosening screw each end sliding fuse wire through holder, tighten screws
    7 Replace fuse holder into carrier on fuseboard

    Simpless

    PS IF IN DOUBT GET AN ELECTRICIAN IN
    Edited by: "DEALWARRIOR" 24th Jan 2011

    I wonder how much electricians make off of a simple blown fuses - and how many are honest about what it was and only charge the call-out fee

    Such a simple job but so dangerous to someone with no prior electrical knowledge

    First isolate the consumer unit by flicking the switch off on the right

    You need to find the fuse which is broken, Which should be White (5a lighting circuit)

    You need to get some 5a fuse wire, Can be had from wilkinsons, maplin etc Unscrew both ends, let the old pieces fall out, whack a lengh of 5a fuse wire in one terminal to the other with a small amount of slack, Tighten back up, put front back on a jobs a good'n

    Original Poster

    I did it this morning, i had the wire already, thank you for all the help everyone, was easy, and no need for an expensive sparky on this job,I knew it was something simple, just awkward to do as I have been out for days and wanted to do it in daylight incase I had any probs.
    Lights back on ta

    How old is the wiring in your house?

    Original Poster

    thesaint

    How old is the wiring in your house?



    1960s I'd guess

    Not too bad, my last house was 126 yr old, some of the features were interesting, the light sockets were weird round brown things

    Banned

    was this an energy saving bulb or Incandescent?

    Original Poster

    lumoruk

    was this an energy saving bulb or Incandescent?



    normal round one
    Post a comment
    Avatar
    @
      Text
      Top Discussions
      1. Any PS4 News Here29213632
      2. First 2 lucky people.77
      3. So, whose already pre-ordered a Scorpio and where from?1223
      4. Weekly game codes giveaway 1831532

      See more discussions