How do I make a switch control 2 lights in my kitchen?

Postby trevor123 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:34 pm

hi, im relatively new to this so please bear with me, my wife and i have just bought our first house and im currently working on it. in the living room there is a double light switch which controls the living light and 1 kitchen light, in the kitchen there is a single switch for the otherr kitcen light. what i would like to know do i go about making the kitchen switch control both lights, obviously need a double switch and replace the living room switch to single? can i just take the wire for the 2nd kitchen light out of the switch, pull it up through the roof and wire it into a new double switch in the kitcen providing the cables are long enough? and replace living with single switch? cheers in advance
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Postby sparx » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:38 pm

Hi trevor,
possibly, it depends on how switches are connected, if at the existing double sw in lounge there are 2 twin& earth cables one to each switch then your in luck & can do as you say. However sometimes they loop the live feed between switches which makes life difficult have a look in sw & repost with what you find if still unsure & I will look out for it, regards SPARX
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Postby trevor123 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:50 pm

i think they have looped the live feed sparx, i have a photo below. please can you advise me where to go from here please? cheers
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