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Problems with Wiring when Changing Existing Socket for Metal Socket

Postby diydoctor6 » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:27 pm

It looks like you have the wrong switch; the one you took off is a 2 terminal switch (1 gang) but you're connecting up a 3 terminal switch (2 gang). Find out more here:

https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/projects/wh ... switch.htm

It's hard to see but that's what it looks like. If this is what you are trying to do (ie, add a 2 gang switch), it might be a a good idea to get an electrician in. You can find a local one here:

https://www.diydoctor.org.uk/find-tradesmen/
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Postby ericmark » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:17 am

Just use L and L1 should work fine.
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