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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    Just had a look at the other one from the loft and looks like it's cabled a little different in that, there's two mains power cables going into the power supply rather than just one like the other light. Edit: just realised this is probably because the lights are linked, I think this one is...
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    So I tried to twist the chrome bezel off and whilst it sort of spins, it doesn't seem to come loose. Think I'm going to have to take the whole thing out just to change the bulb. But thinking, as was suggested, maybe this would be a good time to switch them to gu10 if it's as simple as it...
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    Thanks for all the suggestions so far. Ok I somewhat gave this a try and then bottled it as I didn't want to crack the pain in the ceiling. But I'm going to try again as the chrome did very slightly turn. Is that because these overheat? Is this a relatively simple task? Or is their a lot...
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    I did try turning it but that just seems to turn the whole unit.
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    Not sure what to do with this? :confused: Do you think I need to somehow release the whole unit down into the bathroom buy unclipping something in the attic?
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    I can't see the clips you're referring to. Also there's a layer of glass right at the edge, the bulb sits behind that. More pics
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    Halogen bulb replacement trouble

    I have three spotlight type halogen bulbs in my bathroom and need to replace 2 (blown). Wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I've never had these sort of lights before but I thought it would just be a matter of popping them out and replacing, it doesn't seem to be that simple. First I...
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    Lucid, firstly, really grateful for depth and insight of your response, really appreciated and helps a lot. In answer to your question, there aren't any power sockets in the fireplace area. I do think you're right, I'm probably biting off more than i can chew with this mini project, assumed...
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    I'm pretty certain there's a real chimney behind the plasterboard. It's been like this since I bought the place but I'm 99% sure. I'm going to re-attempt attaching these images....
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    Thanks again Lucid. Ok, sounds like I'll be fine with corefix then regardless of what I find back there. (thanks for saving me the time :) ) I did wonder about my choice of tv mount, glad i posted it now. Thinking of this instead: Invision Ultra Strong TV Wall Bracket Mount Double Arm...
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    Thanks for the information all. That's given me a good starting place for what needs to be done. I went and drilled a tiny hole in the centre of where the fixings would be going for the TV mount. It seems like the plaster goes all the way back to the harder surface behind it, so there's about...
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    Thanks lucid. Having looked through the links (particularly the firstl) I'm almost certain it's dot and dab and explains why I couldn't find any studs. When I used the magnets though, there seems to be metal strips going along the edges of the chimney wall and around fireplace space at the...
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    Mount TV on odd (to me) chimney breast.

    Complete DIY simpleton here (but I'm trying!), so please bear with me... I want to put a TV on the chimney breast but I can't work out how to mount it. I know I should try to attach it to a stud (if it exists). It looks to me like a false wall that's been put in place around the actual chimney...
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    Cleaning up after fould drain blockage

    £90-100 but wouldn't be able to do it for a few hours. He charged £75 and was able to get there quicker. Also, it was a Sunday.
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    Cleaning up after fould drain blockage

    Didn't know if that's typically what they should do at the time. In hindsight, that's probably why he was cheaper than the rest!
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