As it is such an old house the wiring is still in red/black and green. We have had an electrician come in and earth the house and fit the circuit breaker box so we know we are safe!! We've refitted our bathroom (thanks DIY Doctor!!) and are now installing new ceiling light. We know that red = live, black = neutral and green = earth. We've got the wiring diagram on the box for the light and all seems straightforward. (We managed to do standard celing roses no problem) However. There are 4 segments to the junction box and the diagram is showing us 8 wires. We have 9 wires. 3 neutral 3 live 3 earth. We can't fit 3 wires into the holes (and probably shouldn't attempt it!!) What do we do?
( I just know the answer will be call an electrician!!!) :(
Junction boxes are rated in amps and the higher the amps the more room in the terminal blocks so use a box rated to higher amps. Yes you know answer can an electrician, its not the doing of the job, its the ensuring its safe after. The test gear costs a lot of money and it is only time before someone makes a mistake and because its not tested someone gets hurt. Is it really worth it. Many years ago I fitted earth leakage trips to my house as if my children got hurt because I had not done it I couldn't live with myself and they did do daft tricks and it did save them.
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