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Postby wizzzard » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:49 pm

Hi all this is my first post....
im trying to add an outside light at the front of my house its going right on the other side of the wall where my light switch is in the front room is it possible to take the feed from there by drilling throu the wall and changing the the 1 gang switch to a 2 gang the other problem is that its on a loop as i have 2 light sockets in that room so there are 2 sets of wires behind there i have going to the light unit as followed....

L1 . 1 RED
L2 . 1 RED 1 BLUE

on the back of my new 2 gang i have com L1 L2 x 2
and the outside light has 1 brown 1 blue 1 earth

ive done little electric jobs like add fans and dimmer switches :cry: :arrow: but this is confussing me so any help will be great

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Postby kuzz » Thu Nov 15, 2007 11:22 pm

Even if you knew what you were doing your not allowed to wire outside lights. Look up part p on this site it explains all. Your idea wouldn't work anyway there is no neutral at you switch. Sorry to throw a spanner in the works!
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