My in-laws tried to change a light fitting in their flat. When I got there none of the lights were working and when I looked a the wiring it was all wrong. Could this have blown a fuse in the fusebox as now that i've wired it correctly, the lights still don't work?
light fitting LIVE to home's loop LIVE,
home's EARTH to home's other loop LIVE,
light fitting NEUTRAL to home's NEUTRAL
home's switched LIVE on its own.
I changed it to
light fitting LIVE to home's switched LIVE,
light fitting NEUTRAL to home's NEUTRAL,
home's loop LIVE to home's other loop LIVE
home's EARTH on its own.
I believe that's correct.
The old fitting had an EARTH, but the new one didn't, should I take the earth from the old one and use it on the new one, attaching it to home's EARTH?
The fuses in the fusebox are little cannister like jobbies rather than wire, I don't have anything to test them. If it is the fuses, can I just go buy some replacements at the DIY store or should I test them first.
Thanks in advance.