extending light switch wiring

Postby geezer01 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:51 pm


hi guys, i have a little problem

i want to change the location of a light switch....the problem is there is not enough slack in one of the wires.

The switch is a 2 gangway 2 way switch for for the upstairs/downstairs hallway. I think its the 2 way wire which is not long enough...its got a grey, brown and blue wires inside the sleeving.

is there any way of extending the wire...i was thinking a juction box..if so should i use a 20 amp junction box or a 30 amp box?

cheers in advance!
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Simply Build It

Postby ericmark » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:26 pm

Ashley part of Hager do a Maintenance Free Junction Box which you can plaster over but normal one with screws have to be accessible. For lights 5 amp is ample.
Advert shows it as 4 way with 4 connections. The other way is crimp or solder with self alginateing tape then standard insulation tape.
I would visit a whole sale outlet and ask new things every week and they are normally helpfull.

Postby TOPSPARK » Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:04 pm

If the cable is being extended and you can put the existing cable under the floor then get a 4terminal 20 amp junction box and connect the wire into this and put the junction boxin the floor if this is upstairs.
all the best
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