Extra outside light

Postby robejn713 » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:16 pm

I have one outside security light to the side of the house and have placed an additional one to the rear. I have looped the light from the existing one as I want it to work from a different switch.
Everything is wired up and I can't get the new one to work. I have checked the wiring four times to make sure it is correct but it ain't coming on. In the existing light, I have placed a new red into the loop of existing reds, a new black into the neutral terminal and earth to earth. In the new light, I have the black from the old into the neutral terminal, earth to earth, red from loop to a terminal block with another red leading to the switch and the black from the switch into the switched live terminal. The new bulb also looks fine. I'm a bit stumped!
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Postby sparx » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:44 pm

maybe this is one reason why it is ILLEGAL to do outside wiring yourself!!!!
see DOC's project 'part p ' work
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Postby rosebery » Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:14 pm


Imagine it's all inside then. What would the answer be?

Actually it's not ILLEGAL to do outside wiring yourself. That's misleading. You can do it yourself but because it's notifiable under Part P of the Building Regs you have to get an Inspector along from t'Council (albeit at vast expense and loss of life) to check it out and if approved issue the appropriate certification.

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Postby sparx » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:07 pm

Ok Rosebery not illegal but not justifiable at expence so might as well be! oh! & they Don't give any certs at the end so still got to get tested by 3rd party who can't issue comp. cert. only full Periodic so even more expensive.
It doesn't matter if all wiring is indoors the fitting is not so would have to be connected Outdoors making it 'Peeable',
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