Electrical issue


Postby Gleneagles » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:08 pm

I am a bit of a novice, I am trying to install a light and switch using a wall socket as my source of power to the new light fitting.

I would appreciate some assistance a step by step guide would be very helpful


In anticpation, many thanks

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Postby ericmark » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:49 pm

1) Under the new regulations any cables in a wall need protecting by an RCD or be Ali-tube cable I will assume since coming from a socket it is RCD protected.
2) Lighting needs fusing a lot lower than sockets so I would use a switched fused connection unit would act as both switch and fuse.
If you go to projects there are general instructions on fitting lights.
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Postby Gleneagles » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:14 am

Thanks Eric,


I have looked at the projects but cannot find an article on how to install the light fitting. Can you help with some info, would appreciate.



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Postby ericmark » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:39 pm

To instruct anyone one does not know remote is near impossible. I can help by telling you have to overcome a odd fault you may find but a step by step instruction set is not really an option. http://www.ericpalmer.fsnet.co.uk/Lighting.html and http://www.ericmark.talktalk.net/lights.htm were both made to help people but we don't know what your existing house is like and first step would be to test the supply to see if it is suitable to use and the meters cost around £60 to hire and need skill to use.
We can hardly tell you to cut corners that we would not allow a first year apprentice to cut yet we know you are unlikely to have the skill required to do it correctly.
If you have a question about one or two aspects of what you intend to do then we will answer but the main bulk you must be able to work out for yourself.
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Postby Gleneagles » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:44 am

Thanks Eric for your assistance. I will give the issue a little bit more thought.

Thanks again


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