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pendant connection

Postby bristol » Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:46 pm

Afternoon all,

I removed the light pendant in our lounge for the ceiling to be plastered. When I went to reconnect, the light doesn't work. The light is served by 2 switches and the wiring from the ceiling in my photo is exactly as it was before the light was removed.
Grateful for advice please !
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Postby Mr White » Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:20 pm

The wiring may be the same but how about the connections?
I suspect you may have pushed the wire in too far and have screwed down on the insulation, not the conductor.
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Postby bristol » Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:04 am

Good morning Mr White,

Case solved !

Many thanks for getting back to me. As a layman I always seek to push the wire in as far as possible in the belief that it makes for the best connection.

Lesson learned !!
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Postby Mr White » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:56 pm

Happy to have helped. And thanks for letting us know. (Most people post once only to never be heard from again.)
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