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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Hi All,
New to this site and i had a question.

I have this light, which is connected to 2 light switches. It's an old house, 1960's i believe, so old color scheme wiring.

I removed the old fitting and did not pay attention to what was going into what.
I have 2 twisted reds - i put these in live
1 bare (but i can see the yellow and green jacket) - i put this in earth
1 black - put this in neutral
1 black and blue twisted.

But alas, no light. Only when i put the black and blue twisted in neutral, i get light. But then it stays on all the time.
I'm assuming this is what they call the switched wire.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I can attach a picture if this is helpful.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:41 pm 
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Pics please (when it's daylight..)

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Hi wino Here you go


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I think wine~O meant a closer picture of the wiring.

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I would suggest getting an electrician in would be your best bet. One of those cable goes to the switch, one should go on to the next light fitting, the last should be the incoming power. Unless somebody wired two switches in parallel or something equally odd.

This might help http://wiki.diyfaq.org.uk/index.php/House_Wiring_for_Beginners but I strongly recommend getting an electrician.


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