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Thread: The lights have gone out but the fusebox hasmt tripped?

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    Journeyman Matelot's Avatar
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    The lights have gone out but the fusebox hasmt tripped?

    Strangest thing just happened, I was putting the kids to bed and then the upstairs lights started flickering and then went off. I have checked the fuse box and nothing has tripped....... any ideas?

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    Try an exorcist?

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    Check both live and neutral in the first rose to misbehave

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    Have you tried resetting the breaker?

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    Change the bulb maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 200mwaterresistant View Post
    Change the bulb maybe.
    Too obvious. ;-)

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    Are there any other lights on outside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Are there any other lights on outside?
    Or downstairs?

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    Did you pay your leccy bill?
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    if is just the lights may have part tripped so turn off & back on again. Otherwise check any RCDs on the breaker board.

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    'Nothing has tripped'.

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    Still worth resetting the breaker.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    'Nothing has tripped'.
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    I lost half my sockets at work last week - the ring main is in two sections and one of the sections the neutral had failed.

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    Have you tried putting another shilling in the meter?

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    Lose connection in lighting circuit, check junction box or even circuit wire into distribution board, could be that? Good luck.

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    I thought this was going to be about a poster in the Brexit thread from the title.
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    Hahah thank you all for your help.... i have paid my bill and it wasn't a light bulb problem. One of my light fittings had come loose and shorted the whole circuit. All sorted now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matelot View Post
    Hahah thank you all for your help.... i have paid my bill and it wasn't a light bulb problem. One of my light fittings had come loose and shorted the whole circuit. All sorted now

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    And it didn't trip the mcb?

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    No mate, bizarre...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matelot View Post
    No mate, bizarre...

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    I know its sorted now but do you have an RCD on the circuit? My money was on a neutral fault

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    Honestly speaking..... I have no idea. One of the lads is a spark so I gave him a call and he sorted it for me. Hes a good lad, likes getting paid in pints

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    Glad it's sorted.

    To expand on a couple of the replies, a breaker can trip without the lever activating. They can be reset by flipping the lever off and on again.

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    We're in north Liverpool, and had the same thing happening. The problem was at the junction box at the top of the road, meaning the voltage coming in to the house was down to about 175 volts during peak times. The electricity board contractors came out and fixed the problem, and we're back up to 220 volts again, no wobbly lights or non-boiling kettles.

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    Im in Huyton...... the nice bit. Honest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matelot View Post
    Im in Huyton...... the nice bit. Honest!

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    That's the bit where they use crosbows instead of guns at night to avoid waking your kids up :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wood View Post
    We're in north Liverpool, and had the same thing happening. The problem was at the junction box at the top of the road, meaning the voltage coming in to the house was down to about 175 volts during peak times. The electricity board contractors came out and fixed the problem, and we're back up to 220 volts again, no wobbly lights or non-boiling kettles.

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    Not neighbours tapping in?

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