Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Housing in general
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 09.06.2011, 02:29
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,573
Groaned at 96 Times in 87 Posts
Thanked 8,343 Times in 4,173 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

OMG! Stop trying pulling things out! That is not a fuse box. It's a circuit breaker. As was said, if #4 doesn't go back up even after you flip all of them down & flip them all back up, there is something else that is keeping #4 down.

The socket could be messed up or you could have tripped another breaker in the basement.

Don't go near that box with a screw driver! Call the landlord/regie/electrician.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank miniMia for this useful post:
  #22  
Old 09.06.2011, 03:02
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kt Zh
Posts: 5,348
Groaned at 26 Times in 25 Posts
Thanked 7,743 Times in 3,360 Posts
edot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond reputeedot has a reputation beyond repute
we once had a similar issue, i think. we flipped all of the circuit breakers off and then all of them back on. but, given that you've gone after it with a screw driver, my advice might be too late.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09.06.2011, 09:16
slammer's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lummerland
Posts: 4,208
Groaned at 104 Times in 71 Posts
Thanked 6,881 Times in 2,563 Posts
slammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond reputeslammer has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

I know it is a silly question, but hey been there done that.
Did you unplug the vaccum first?
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09.06.2011, 09:31
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 22,233
Groaned at 1,169 Times in 916 Posts
Thanked 25,117 Times in 12,027 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

Quote:
View Post
Well, first off, either you have fuses or you have circuit breakers but you don't have both.
We do.

We have breakers in the apartment, and fuses in the basement just after the meter.

AND, a month or so ago had the situation where a breaker got tripped and also blew one of the fuses, and thus no amount of resetting the breaker would return power, at which point I discovered the blown fuse, and replaced it.

SO, my money is on a blown main fuse (there should be three, one for each phase).

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 30.08.2016, 20:26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Zürich
Posts: 61
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 33 Times in 26 Posts
nygnel has no particular reputation at present
Re: How to replace a fuse

Thanks for the good advice! I could just fix my issue. English Forum rocks!!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 05.09.2016, 22:54
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wettingen
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pedro Silva has no particular reputation at present
Re: How to replace a fuse

Hello everyone. First of all sorry to bump in just like this withou even presenting myself!!

Does anyone know where to buy fuses at night time around Wettingen/Baden?

We just ran out of it, and lights went out 😔
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 05.09.2016, 22:58
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,121
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,524 Times in 4,556 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

Quote:
View Post
Hello everyone. First of all sorry to bump in just like this withou even presenting myself!!

Does anyone know where to buy fuses at night time around Wettingen/Baden?

We just ran out of it, and lights went out ��
Ouch.

Why did the fuse blow? Have you recified the problem?

Can you move a fuse from an unused circuit?

Knock at the neighbours, try the nearest gas station.

There used to be a fuse dispenser at the EWZ building downtown in Zurich, but that is probably long gone.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:03
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wettingen
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pedro Silva has no particular reputation at present
Re: How to replace a fuse

Hello, thank you for your reply.

Yes it was a bulb flipping. I just removed it. I figure that the only circuit using the same kind of fuse will prevent us from having electricity if I replace them.

Thanks again for your support.

Cheers
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:10
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,528
Groaned at 50 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,545 Times in 1,803 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

Quote:
View Post
Hello everyone. First of all sorry to bump in just like this withou even presenting myself!!

Does anyone know where to buy fuses at night time around Wettingen/Baden?

We just ran out of it, and lights went out 😔
No - but maybe you have candles or a large lantern?

Welcome to the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:14
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wettingen
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pedro Silva has no particular reputation at present
Re: How to replace a fuse

Ahahah

Neither...but we have phone flashlights!!

Thank you so much 😂
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:16
JagWaugh's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Eglisau
Posts: 6,121
Groaned at 42 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 11,524 Times in 4,556 Posts
JagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond reputeJagWaugh has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

Quote:
View Post
Ahahah

Neither...but we have phone flashlights!!

Thank you so much ��
Or catch some glowjupiters and put them in a jar. Put some holes in the lid so they can breath.
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:18
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: here
Posts: 3,528
Groaned at 50 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 3,545 Times in 1,803 Posts
glowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond reputeglowjupiter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: How to replace a fuse

Quote:
View Post
Ahahah

Neither...but we have phone flashlights!!

Thank you so much ��
You could cook fondue by the light of your phones and (provided you have the blue paste to light the burner) eat really really really slowly - you'd have light until tomorrow morning

On second thought, if you have an oven, does the light within it work? If so, you could bake something with the light on and hang out in the kitchen while doing that
Prepping stuff in the dark might be a problem, though.

Quote:
View Post
Or catch some glowjupiters and put them in a jar. Put some holes in the lid so they can breath.
Spoilsport.

Last edited by glowjupiter; 15.09.2016 at 22:09. Reason: merging successive posts
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 05.09.2016, 23:24
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Wettingen
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pedro Silva has no particular reputation at present
Re: How to replace a fuse

Ahahah I did it all...

Now just wanted to watch "the killing" on tv 😂😂😂

Have a great ordinary electricity filled night everyone!

And again thanks for such a warm welcome 👌🏻👍🏻🎉
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replace Xenon lightbulb Siberian Transportation/driving 34 18.06.2012 01:31
Can I replace light switches myself? incognito2001 Housing in general 8 21.10.2010 15:28
Replace circuit breaker ZONI Other/general 12 27.09.2010 23:05
Replacing fuse, who should pay? Kiwinumber1 Housing in general 6 17.01.2010 18:14
Germans replace Italians UserName Swiss politics/news 3 08.07.2007 09:59


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 20:20.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0