hi all this is my first post and hope you guys can help out abit.
I have just had some work done in my garage and all the wiring was taken out for the work to be done i now have the pleasure of putting it back together but dont know how it all goes can any one help.Here is what i have...
Power coming from a double electrical socket and this has to power up and outside security light and also a porch light with switch.Can anyone figure out the set up so i can put it all back together only it was all working fine before work went ahead and mates pulled it apart without noting where each and every wire went.
Electric socket Red/Black and earth
Security light Brown/Blue and earth
Switch Brown/Blue and earth
Light Brown/Blue and earth
There is also a ceiling rose aswell which they all went into.
I have a couple of questions before i go any further.
From reading your question it seems that everything is fed from a 13amp double socket is this correct?
Where is the double socket fed from and what is the fuse rating?
Hi no not sorted it out yet only dont get time till weekend.
You are correct in saying that the power comes from the double socket in the garage.
I have found out that the double socket in the garage is connected to another double socket in the hallway which then goes to the main fuse box and according to the bits of paper inside it has a 30amp fuse.
None of this i have done this has always been like this since i moved in 14 years ago and i have never had any trouble before mates pulled it all apart.
You say power comes from a double socket but not sure if this is a spurred supply or if through a 13amp plug. If former then a consumer unit will be required to reduce the maximum current available to some circuits. Even if through a 13 amp plug some form of current limiting device will be required. The security light and internal lamp need to be fused to a maximum of 5 amp you could used switched fused spurs to limit the current and suppling the socket direct then from socket to two fused switched spurs then from them to both the lights could fit the bill.
But in the last 14 years the rules have changed and even if the system was OK when original fitted I would not expect it is now. If you fix the cable even if it's only plugged in it needs testing and the results logging and the council informed. The Part P regulations were designed to reduce the dangers from DIY electrics and the test meters required to test the system once complete are expensive. Plus to sign the paperwork you need to have proved you have the knowledge and done the work ones self. If you had the knowledge you would not be asking the questions you have asked. Not to answer you may mean you guess and may guess wrong so I will answer but I would think getting an electrician to do the work and do it right would both be easier and safer for you.
Wire colours Red has been replaced with Brown, And Black with Blue. There should be a notice saying two different colour codes are used.
From what you say I think it was never wired correct as you do not list anything which would contain fuses so I think you should realise your limitations and get in an electrician. Since those you regularly do house wiring will have everything you need and will not have to apply to council first etc. Using a firm to do the work can often be cheaper than getting an electrician friend to do the work. Driving back and to whole sale outlets can bump the price up on simple job.
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