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No electric - Help!

Yesterday night the electrics blew. Now I have one of those old systems where you have the screw in old fuses above the door (3 of them). I looked and all seems fine. But still no electricity.... before all the freezer melts what do I do next???. Is there anything to know about the old fuses etc. Thanks a mill.
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Re: No electric - Help!

Call the housewart (Fr. concierge)

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Re: No electric - Help!

No concierge in the building either!
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Re: No electric - Help!

Is there a depannage electric number or whatever it is called???
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Re: No electric - Help!

You must have a second set of fuses/circuit breakers somewhere.

Did the electric flip off or did the lights dim up and down for a bit first?
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Re: No electric - Help!

Just all went off. I unscrewed all 3 above the door and they look ok. Then went to the meter box in the corridor and normally where you see it turning the meter is not moving at all.
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Re: No electric - Help!

Hi there, I don't think the electricians in my area are close enough to Nyon to provide such service.

I suggest you call this no. 0900576444. This is an anglophone (charge at sfr2/min) that provides an extensive database to answer any question in switzerland. I use them very often, including looking for electricians in my area. They speak perfect english.

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Re: No electric - Help!

Oh that is brill thanks.
I feel silly in a situation like this. It is also funny to see how much we take light switches for granted. Yesterday although the electrics were off I still kept automatically going for the light switch out of habit. It was also strange walking around with a candle. Just goes to show how much we rely on electricity.
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No concierge in the building either!
In my apartment building, there is a number for the "Hauswart / Concierge" on a noticeboard in the basement.

Presumably your landlord has provided you with a similar phone number if the Hauswart / Concierge is not living on-site. You could also try asking your neighbours if you don't have it.

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Re: No electric - Help!

Oh I see thanks for that too. As I said I am silly in situations like this. Great...
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Re: No electric - Help!

There is probably a 'main' fuse for the flat hidden away somewhere (ours is in the cupboard with all the meters in a corridor in the basement) and that has gone for a Burton.
Not suggesting you did anything wrong - our main fuse blew here once and we hadn't done anything either - but our neighbour in England wanted a longer cable and joined a two-core lighting circuit cable to a three core one by the simple method of cellotaping all five wires together and then switched it on.
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Re: No electric - Help!

Yeah there was something wrong with the neighbours opposite and I noticed she had lots of plugs going into one socket thing. I guess I can claim it on the RC otherwise maybe I should post her the bill
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Re: No electric - Help!

Did you check witht he neighbors to see if the whole building is out?
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Re: No electric - Help!

Yeah rest of the building was fine.
I think just somehow and somewhere the fuse has blown but I cant find it
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Re: No electric - Help!

did you check the main by the meter? (do you know how to check the fuses or breakers? (sometimes it is not that clear).
If the whole apt is out, the main fuse must be the problem.
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Re: No electric - Help!

I went to the main box and the meter is no longer turning. There is a fuse there too but it looks fine. I guess I can check again there. Otherwise the ones in the house are the old ceramic ones you have above the door and they were ok. Best to get an electrician in?
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Re: No electric - Help!

Try calling these people first.

Romande Energie
Service clientèle Lu-Ve 8-18h
1260 Nyon
Case postale 1110 Morges
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Re: No electric - Help!

Thanks thats great!!
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Re: No electric - Help!

When you say the fuses look fine, did you take them out and look at them, or did you try replacing them? I have the same fuse problem, and sometimes it is obvious which has blown, but sometimes you can't tell the difference.
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Re: No electric - Help!

... Aparently that is what my neighbour said that they are fine but maybe they arent. I think I will take a look when I get home or call the electric people. The modern boxes are easier as when it blows you can just flick the switch... these old ones are bizarre.
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