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putting up a bedroom light no ceiling rose

Postby lea » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:44 pm

HELP :!: Trying to put up a new light up without a ceiling rose.
coming out the ceiling i have :
4 red wires -1 taped with black tape
2 black wires - no tape
1 green & yellow
so...... i blocked off the 3 red without tape and the one with tape i presumed was live and put it in the new light opposite the brown . The 2 blacks i put together in the neutral and connected the green . With fingers crossed i turned on the lights :arrow: Not only did they not work but also the lights in the next bedroom STOPPED working oops :oops:
please help, running out of candles . lea
Hope this all makes sense to someone
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Postby bd3cc » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:25 pm

It would help if you could also list the wire colours at the relevant switch.
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Postby moggy1968 » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:04 pm

that sounds rather unconventional!!
your thinking makes sense, but
I would say that red with black tape is probably a neutral, never seen it done like that before myself though! bit naughty if it is
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