tina&steve

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    help!!!

    tring to swap over a light fitting,took the old one down and there are 2 red wires one black and the earth, mmmmm the other one i done only had a red and a black and the earth!!!

    any advice???

    thanks

    steve

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    help!!!

    tring to swap over a light fitting,took the old one down and there are 2 red wires one black and the earth, mmmmm the other one i done only had a red and a black and the earth!!!

    any advice???

    thanks

    steve

     

    One red goes to the switch, one goes to positive. You need to connect the switch one, it can sometimes be a separate cable with just one red cable and a white sheath. Good luck!

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    found a tester, got one permanent live, one switch live and a neutral, my thinking is put a connector on the permanent live, make it safe and pop it back up into the loft and wire it up with the switch live and neutral.

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    the permanent live loops around the house generally (well in my experience) but you defo need to connect the switch live to red, neutral black and green earth.

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    thanks for that!!! yes its confusing, but then this house is a bit crazy, would make sense if there were more than one permanent lives!! i'll give it a go, wearing rubber soles!!!!

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    Well done Steve.....when's the funeral? LOL

     

    BBQ'D?????

    :biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    Guest Guest75
    LOL I wonder I'll much i'll get for that new fishing rod he won;)

     

    Tina x

     

    Nah - still got my prints on it - so I claim it!!!;):nah::cute:

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    Are those prints from when you Nicked it:policeman:?

     

    No - from when I was nicked!!!:policeman::policeman::biglaugh:

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