wiring problem


Postby bazza » Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm

hi there first time in forum a q. ihav just fitted 2 new wall lights and a one way switch which worked perfect then wen drilling for connecting the wall light i accidentely drilled through a ring main curcuit feeding the socketsi hav since replaced the damaged cable and everthing is workin fine problem is when i came to re-fit the wall light even though i had removed the fuse from c.u. there waz still power there so i turned all power off to fit new light which is workin fine just wondering if it dangerous n wat cud b causing the fault i.e power there when fuse removed ? hope someone can help THANX
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Postby Add » Sat May 19, 2007 8:01 pm

Hi,

Perhaps the consumer unit is incorrectly labbelled ???????

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Postby sparx » Sat May 19, 2007 8:15 pm

Hi Bazza,
ARE you sure circuit was still live? If so get some one qualified in to check, BUT if you where testing with a neon test screwdriver, chuck it in the bin! as two circuits sitting next to each other will cause coupling effect enough to light one of those things!!!!! regards
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Postby bazza » Sat May 19, 2007 8:48 pm

[quote="sparx"]Hi Bazza,
ARE you sure circuit was still live? If so get some one qualified in to check, BUT if you where testing with a neon test screwdriver, chuck it in the bin! as two circuits sitting next to each other will cause coupling effect enough to light one of those things!!!!! regards
SPARX[/quote]thanx for the reply as i had to replace cable which i drilled thru i also had to move the light fixture over a couple of inches which ment i had to cross the lighting cable over the top of the socket cable and unforternately i wasnt able to fit a conduit due to solid brick i cudnt break thru cud this be causing the light circuit to be live even tho lighting fuse is taken out and is it safe until i can get someone to look at it thanx for any advise ps only knew curcuit waz live wen i removed light fuse and touched the wires to push into back of light fitting oooouch ah ah think ill stick to plumbing
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