Bedroom Light Not Working


Postby Barry O'Brien » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:08 am

I have an upstairs bedroom light which I can not get to work, the wiring is single core cable and the cicuit seems to be complete from light 1 to light 2, switch 1 to switch 2 etc, however when I get to light 5 the connection from light 4 to light 5 is there the connection from switch 4 to switch 5 is there, there appears to be a cable missing but I am not sure how to complete the circuit.
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Postby BLAKEY1963 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:59 pm

[quote="Barry O'Brien"]I have an upstairs bedroom light which I can not get to work, the wiring is single core cable and the cicuit seems to be complete from light 1 to light 2, switch 1 to switch 2 etc, however when I get to light 5 the connection from light 4 to light 5 is there the connection from switch 4 to switch 5 is there, there appears to be a cable missing but I am not sure how to complete the circuit.[/quote]

BARRY O BRIEN
Without seeing how this is wired its difficult to comment.
IF as u say single cables r used , u could have an old
two plate system , where single neutrals come in and
out of lights to last light , and single live feeds were
looped at switches , then again , it could be different.
not quite sure when u say cables are connected
from switch to switch , light to light ect but
cables are missing

would depend how old your wiring system is.
If u get someone in , then your electrcian could
give u an idea whats wrong , but ask for a free
quotation first.

BLAKEY1963
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Postby Barry O'Brien » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:51 am

[quote="BLAKEY1963"][quote="Barry O'Brien"]I have an upstairs bedroom light which I can not get to work, the wiring is single core cable and the cicuit seems to be complete from light 1 to light 2, switch 1 to switch 2 etc, however when I get to light 5 the connection from light 4 to light 5 is there the connection from switch 4 to switch 5 is there, there appears to be a cable missing but I am not sure how to complete the circuit.[/quote]

BARRY O BRIEN
Without seeing how this is wired its difficult to comment.
IF as u say single cables r used , u could have an old
two plate system , where single neutrals come in and
out of lights to last light , and single live feeds were
looped at switches , then again , it could be different.
not quite sure when u say cables are connected
from switch to switch , light to light ect but
cables are missing

would depend how old your wiring system is.
If u get someone in , then your electrcian could
give u an idea whats wrong , but ask for a free
quotation first.

BLAKEY1963[/quote]

Thanks for your reply, without supplying a sketch I may be able to improve my description, each ceiling rose is connected from the first light to the next light each wall switch is connect from the first wall switch to the next wall switch and each wall switch is connected to its light resulting in 3 connections at each ceiling rose and 3 connections at each wall switch, until you get to the 5th and final light there is a cable from the previous lght to the 5th ceiling rose and a cable from the previous wall switch to the 5th wall switch and from the 5th wall switch to the 5th ceiling rose which is only 2 cables at the ceiling rose and 2 cables at the wall switch,
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