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No grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

They have covered the whole kitchen in plastic looks something like out of a horror movie when there is a virus and people have been infected have to go in i had to wash my dinner plates in the sink bathroom, then when i went to put them on the side to dry them they fell off and smashed on the floor
Sounds just like when a crack appeared in our wall. God they don't half make a mountain out of a molehill here!!
Hope your son get's fed soon!
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Old 18.03.2009, 16:21
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Sounds just like when a crack appeared in our wall. God they don't half make a mountain out of a molehill here!!
Hope your son get's fed soon!
Thanks i have just been to the neighbours and begged for food, and she brought me some plates and spoons e.t.c. The man as put something on the ceiling and it with poison in so we are not even allowed in to have a look i peaked under the plastic to have a look and it smells awful
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Old 18.03.2009, 16:59
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Pictures of Ms. Sutter's kitchen:

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Old 18.03.2009, 17:02
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then when i went to put them on the side to dry them they fell off and smashed on the floor
sorry but that make me lol
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Old 18.03.2009, 17:06
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

A view of Ms Sutter's smashed plates. Time to get nice contemporary new ones, you think?

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Old 19.03.2009, 10:54
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Thanks for the photo`s guys lol my kitchen doen`t look like that (yet anyway), and my plates where pretty white ones with pastel colours on them
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Old 20.03.2009, 11:03
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looks like the lightbulb are to big (Watts 100 watt )
Sutter, you really need to take those ceiling lamp bulbs out - you're asking for a fire.

It looks like you have put round lamps in when spots are actually required.
Or, they may be too big or too hih wattage as Cannut says).

Normally there is a label on the holder (may be behind the lamp) which states both the maximum wattage, fitting style and shape of bulb required.

You may possibly need to replace the whole unit as there may be some wire insulation damage due to the excessive heat.




P.S. I think you really are making the right decision in getting an electrician to change your oven lamp for you.
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Old 20.03.2009, 11:42
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Sutter, you really need to take those ceiling lamp bulbs out - you're asking for a fire.

It looks like you have put round lamps in when spots are actually required.
Or, they may be too big or too hih wattage as Cannut says).

Normally there is a label on the holder (may be behind the lamp) which states both the maximum wattage, fitting style and shape of bulb required.

You may possibly need to replace the whole unit as there may be some wire insulation damage due to the excessive heat.




P.S. I think you really are making the right decision in getting an electrician to change your oven lamp for you.
Thanks LOL the lamp and lamps have gone in the bin going to buy a new 1 at the weekend, i will pass on the information to my husband as he his the one who buys the lamps not me.

I am now starting to feel positive about the ceiling falling down, i get a new lamp (nothing growing out of it, no fire hazard) and a new paint of coat all over my kitchen yippee, so at least something good as come out of it.
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Old 20.03.2009, 12:11
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Oh yes and because i had to take my curtains down i decided to wash all my white curtains and they look brand new again (just don`t look at the bottom of the lounge ones)
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Here are the updated pictures of the brand new ceiling, in time for that overdue BBQ invite

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Old 20.04.2009, 22:53
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Here are the updated pictures of the brand new ceiling, in time for that overdue BBQ invite
Thanks jrspet

I asked a mod to help me post new photos of my new ceiling and lights to update you guys about my kitchen
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Old 20.04.2009, 23:15
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Thanks jrspet

I asked a mod to help me post new photos of my new ceiling and lights to update you guys about my kitchen
Did your husband fit the lamps in the holders again?

You really should only put spot-lamp bulbs in spot-lamp holders.
One of the lamp bulbs (the nearest in the photo), is definitely wrong and will cause over-heating.

Have you got a smoke detector?
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Old 20.04.2009, 23:35
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Did your husband fit the lamps in the holders again?

You really should only put spot-lamp bulbs in spot-lamp holders.
One of the lamp bulbs (the nearest in the photo), is definitely wrong and will cause over-heating.

Have you got a smoke detector?
**** lol no hubby didn`t it was the man who did the electrics that put the light bulbs in and the bulbs came with the lamps
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Old 20.04.2009, 23:38
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Did your husband fit the lamps in the holders again?

You really should only put spot-lamp bulbs in spot-lamp holders.
One of the lamp bulbs (the nearest in the photo), is definitely wrong and will cause over-heating.

Have you got a smoke detector?
Oh crap just looked at the photo again and been in the kitchen and seen the light bulb you was talking about, is not the same as in the beginning grrrrrrrr i will ask hubby tomorrow what he as done

Thanks again

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Old 21.04.2009, 10:53
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

It is important that the wrong bulbs are changed for reflector type as soon as possible. Do not wait until the bulb needs changing. The heat damage to the fitting by then could be severe. Your old fitting was clearly damaged from looking at the original pictures.

It is best to get low energy bulbs if you can. These are available in bayonet or screw type fitting (picture).

Irrespective of the lighting situation, at least one smoke detector is essential for each floor in every house. If only one, it should be in the main hallway. It is better to use a heat detector in a kitchen as they will not be so prone to false alarms from cooking fumes. They are a little more expensive than smoke detectors but definitely worth the investment.
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Old 21.04.2009, 11:00
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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Yeap I installed the fixture just like that months ago in my friend's house (bloody heavy due to transformer inside). I would put in energy saving globes from e.g. Osram 11W or 14W instead of large e.g. 60W bulbs. There is a transformer built into the fixture's body so it is definitely step down for lower voltages.

Otherwise it all looks neat and bright

Enjoy studying here : http://www.osram.com/_global/pdf/Con...H_Brochure.pdf

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Re: EEK my kitchen ceiling fell down over the weekend

Thanks guys i have removed the light bulb after having strong words with my husband he doesn`t think it matters what kind of light bulb you put in, i told him what some of you said and he doesn`t believe me.

P.S When i unscrewed the light bulb 2 screws fell on my head not sure what happened does anyone know please, thanks.
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Old 21.04.2009, 12:47
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Thanks guys i have removed the light bulb after having strong words with my husband he doesn`t think it matters what kind of light bulb you put in, i told him what some of you said and he doesn`t believe me.

P.S When i unscrewed the light bulb 2 screws fell on my head not sure what happened does anyone know please, thanks.
I'd ask your husband - he seems to be the expert !
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Old 21.04.2009, 12:50
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I'd ask your husband - he seems to be the expert !
LOL thanks, but no thanks he as his other uses though
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