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    Water tank overflow dripping - any advice?

    One of the overflow pipes from the water tank is dripping (has been for a few weeks now). I've been in the loft and can see 2 pipes going out but the 1 that is dripping doesn't seem to be coming directly from the tank. The water level is just below 40 gallons. I'm struggling to get round the...
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    blocked loo

    Thanks - just took the auger back and the guys there suggested I call the water board. However what you've said about the d'stairs low overflowing would suggest that I don't need to to do this, and there must be a blockage! Will give it a try thanks
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    blocked loo

    thanks breezer - you always explain things so clearly for me! :D I will lift up the manhole cover in the morning and have a look - sure it wont be a nice sight - with regards to an inspection chamber I really don't know. There is a huge pipe (the soil stack I guess) that runs down into the...
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    blocked loo

    at last - someone to help me :D toilet is on the first floor and not sure what you mean by soil stack?
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    blocked loo

    when ones loo becomes blocked, you simply poo in the bucket for a few days, thereby relieving the loo of its normal duties and in due time the loo should be as good as new! :lol:
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    blocked loo

    thank you for that most helpful comment BHB :lol: BAHCO, what do you think about the auger then? Should it go on never ending, or should it be hitting something? Do you mean throw water in the manhole?
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    blocked loo

    My upstairs toilet has been blocked for a couple of weeks now. Going to be replaced at the end of the month so haven't done anything about it however it's now becoming smelly! There's no visible blockage but when you flush, the water level takes a long time to go down. I tried the bucket...
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    Hello boys - I'm back. One more question! Does a rocker switch have max wattage or does it not matter - in other words, I was thinking of changing the dimmer to a chrome rocker switch so can I just go and purchase any old one or do I need to take wattage into consideration?
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    No, only the advice of about 10 of you!! Think I might just stick to an ordinary rocker switch - never used the dimmer much anyway! Thanks everyone, nice to know I can visit this site for advice and remain anonymous - feel like such a girly sometimes!
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    very interesting stuff - have just unscrewed the dimmer and seen that the rating is 250w max and this has been in operation for about 6 months - bought this from Homebase!
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    Think I would learn more from the DIY manual than my dad - what little faith I have! Cheers for all the advice
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    thanks guys will get dad round to change the switch.
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    halolamp 1540/k12 240v 50w does this make sense?
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    ok so basically i'm hearing that I need a man! I did get my dad (not a diy enthusiast) to change the switch to a dimmer so it could be that - this was done about 6 months ago. Just out of interest where is the transformer (you never know, I might be able to have a go) Thanks for your advice...
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    ok - will do that now!! thank you ok done that - took them all out and tried each one at a time - none of them are working!! ________________________ moderator please note 10a
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    KITCHEN LIGHTS HAVE POPPED! - own terminology!

    Hi there Have 6 dimmable downlighters in the kitchen and on switching on heard a popping sound from the dimmable switch and all the lights not working (kitchen only - everywhere else ok). Have checked the fuses but all ok - can someone help or should I call A MAN!
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