Lounge Wiring Help Needed Please Experts

Postby dphuk » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:45 pm

Hi all.

I’ve recently bought a house and I have a slight issue with the wiring in the lounge. When we moved in I noticed that there was no rose fitting in the ceiling, just bare wires, not a problem I thought, how hard can it be to fit. In fact one was also missing from the bedroom, so I fitted that with no issues and then had a look at the lounge one. It’s on a 2 way circuit I’m pretty sure, so a bit more complex but hopefully not too complex for you experts!

Anyway, the lounge has on one wall, a 2 switch socket, and on another wall it has a 1 switch socket.

I have no idea what the second switch on the 2 switch socket did, right now none of the switches seem to do anything. Potentially the second switch used to control the porch (im going to ask a neighbour if they have a similar setup) but it doesn’t now, to be honest, I don’t need to control the porch (or any other light) from the lounge so I’m happy to replace it with a single switch to make it all easier.

Right, so, the 2 switch socket:


Then the single switch socket:


Then the ceiling wires:


So, I had a play and managed to get the light to come on when I wired in the rose fitment, but then couldn’t turn it off. On the second attempt I tripped the main fuse box so gave up.

An electrician friend of the family has offered help, but were at work all week and he can’t come over at weekends. Since buying the house I’m skint so I can’t really afford an electrician lol. For the moment we are just using a lamp for light in the lounge, but this isn’t ideal.

Anyway, that’s the dilemma. If anybody can point me in the right direction I would be hugely thankful, and so would the missus!


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Postby dphuk » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:02 pm

Case closed :)

Lol, i had one last go and when i realised that the one blue wire was not connected at either end, this helped me figure it all out - now there is light and all are happy!


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