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Old 09-08-2009, 10:44 AM   #1
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What's wrong with this light fitting?


Hi.

An electrician took apart my light fitting and didn't finish the repair and now I can't get hold of him.

Now I'm panicking because my landlord want's to send an electrician over to inspect the house, so I need to get this fixed before he arrives.

I need find out what part is missing from this fitting and replace it before their electrician comes to inspect the house on Thursday.

Does anyone know what part this is, it's a black cable with what looks like a fuse in the center, it's connected between the live mains wire and the light fitting, which has been pulled apart as you can see from the pics.

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If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it.

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Old 09-08-2009, 12:06 PM   #2
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That looks like an in-line fuse holder. You may need to buy the complete part.

Not used here in the US except in automotive wiring

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An electrician took apart my light fitting and didn't finish the repair and now I can't get hold of him.


By "an electrician" you mean "you"..........right?

Just suck it up and ask the electrician to fix it on the sly.
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That's an inline fuse holder. There doesn't appear to anything missing. The fuse is even there. Push the two halves together and twist about a 1/4 turn to lock it back together.
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By "an electrician" you mean "you"..........right?

Just suck it up and ask the electrician to fix it on the sly.

Ha ha, amazingly this is not the case.

My old letting agency did in fact send a sparky around, he did do that to the light, mumbled something about having one of those parts on the van, went off to get it then never came back!!

He said he'd only be ten min's

I just took pictures of it.
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That's an inline fuse holder. There doesn't appear to anything missing. The fuse is even there. Push the two halves together and twist about a 1/4 turn to lock it back together.
Ah, it's missing one side, there's nowhere for the fuse to slot in to, I guess the sparky nicked it.

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