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#1 nikdevlin

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

As Jeff seems to be indisposed, can anyone recommend a good emergency electrician? We need to get someone to come along tomorrow and find out why our kitchen ring main - everything in the kitchen except the oven - has started shorting out, and won't reset. We've got an extension lead running in to the kitchen from the hall to keep the fridge and freezer going so all the Chrimbo scran doesn't turn into mush, but we badly need to get the rest reset. We've rebooted the whole house, but that didn't work. Phone numbers gladly received!

Yeah, I know, we could just look in the Yellow Pages, but it'd be nice to be able to do it with someone local who's tried and tested...

Edited by nikdevlin, 22 December 2012 - 10:22 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Try Maintracts: 8682-2244 http://www.maintract...ices/electrical Came out to me in a similar emergency and did a thorough job. Turned out to be the boiler programmer shorting the circuit! Good luck, Nik!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:40 AM

Bums, now there's a smell of gas in the room with the boiler, though the hot water seems to be working. The boiler and the kitchen ring are different circuits, so I think we have two problems now! Better call BG too...
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Oh no! But call my brillliant plumber/boiler engineer instead of BG! Steve Fitch: 07921 720289

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 11:25 AM

Is your boiler all ticketty boo now Dubbya?

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

The gas guy came and gave the whole thing a thorough going over, he reckons the smell of gas was blowback from the flue. And we've got an emergency electrician coming tomorrow to sort the kitchen ring out. Thanks folks...
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

Is your boiler all ticketty boo now Dubbya?


It's limping along after a patch-up by Steve but really needs to be replaced - when I have a spare £1,600! :o Glad Nik's Christmas dinner looks set to be saved!

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:55 PM

God yes, I hate the thought of all that monkfish turning to stinking slush! Oh and thanks, GW, for the maintracts number...

Edited by nikdevlin, 23 December 2012 - 03:57 PM.

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

Pleasure - did you use them or someone else?

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Yep, he'll be here in half an hour...
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:54 AM

Oh dear. The news is not good. Basically, the hideously wet weather this year has meant that water has seeped through the retaining walls that are on three sides of our kitchen, and fried the electrics. Which means, of course, two quite big jobs need to be done; tank the walls and re install the electrics. Fortunately, this'll be an insurance job, but it won't even start for another few weeks, and it'll be quite a tricky job to do. Also fortunately, the leccy in the rest of the house is OK, so we can bring an extension flex into the kitchen for the fridge and the washing machine.

In situations like these, I like to tell myself this is a 1st world problem, and I'm not starving to death in Darfur or somewhere equally unfortunate.
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

Blimey ND, what rotten luck - turkey cooked over a primus stove? :unsure:

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

Oh no! :( Blitz spirit'll see you through - and I look forward to reading the blog entry after the event!

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Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Oh no! :( Blitz spirit'll see you through - and I look forward to reading the blog entry after the event!


Absolutely, stuff upper lip and all that!


Blimey ND, what rotten luck - turkey cooked over a primus stove? :unsure:


Monkfish steamed on the gas stove, dehumidifier going throughout!
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Posted 24 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

Oh dear. Be careful with those self-fulfilling prophecies - Dark, dreary, and spattered with whale meat. :o





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