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  1. Darpar
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    Hi. Amateur posting... I have a photocell sensor on the external wall of the property. Didn't appear to be controlling anything but looked ancient so Replaced it with a new one, expecting it to be controlling the outside porch light. Still nothing? Any ideas how I can trace what it could be feeding to? The two cables from the photocell appear to be going into the side of the house into the living room?
     
  2. Pete999
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    How many outside lights do you have installed? your best bet would be to employ an Electrician to sort out this problem, rather than going around replacing things that may not need replacing, a decent electrician should not have much of a problem sorting this out.
     
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  3. davesparks
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    For a start are you sure it was a photocell?
     
  4. Darpar
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    Pretty certain. Ordered a new one from screwfix and it was the same as what was there. The clear cap header unit was the same and just unclipped and clipped the new one on
     
  5. Vortigern
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    That was a fairly random action. Oh theres a photo cell, don't know what it does, think I'll replace it yaaay!:)
     
  6. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    Only the head though.
     
  7. Pete999
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    Sounds like a plan to me Vorti.:D
     
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  8. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    I was wondering i8f you can't find any outside lights it controls was your house ever a new development view /sales home and had floodlighting etc and was taken down and they just forgot it. Is it live ?.
     
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  9. Darpar
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    Random but I was hoping it controlled the porch light! Unfortunately not :(
     
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  10. Pete999
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    Not random at all common sense really
     
  11. static zap
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    A whirring noise and the Bat cave was discovered !
     
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