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  1. Sam bayer
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    Sam bayer EF Member

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    Bristol
    I am changing a light fitting and have excess wires. I’ve matched up the three core wires for the feeds I have but have two additional red wires left (pic included).

    What do I do with these? Just tape them off separately? Or should they be inserted somewhere?

    Thanks in advance for any help! (I think the complexity comes from old wiring being used for a new light fitting)

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  2. ruston
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    ruston Respected Member

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    The power is off?
     
  3. ruston
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    ruston Respected Member

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    Duplicate
     
  4. Sam bayer
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    Sam bayer EF Member

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    Hi Ruston - yes (the power is off). What does ‘duplicate’ mean? (Apologies if that’s a basic question)
     
  5. FLICK
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    FLICK Electrician's Arms

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    Hopefully the power is off. Looks to me that the 2 reds need joining together to give a feed down to the switch.
     
  6. GMES
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    GMES Hairy and proud Staff Member Admin

    Means he's posted the same thing twice.
     
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  7. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Electrician's Arms

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    Nothing complex, it’s a standard wiring method called “Loop in”
     
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  8. Sam bayer
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    Sam bayer EF Member

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    Thanks Flick. Power is off. So to join together can I just twist the ends together (of the two red wires) and the. Surround with insulating tape?
     
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  9. ruston
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    Happening regular @GMES@GMES.
    Sometimes more than twice. What causes it?
     
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  10. Sam bayer
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    Sam bayer EF Member

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    Then surround*
     
  11. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Electrician's Arms

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    A connector block would be better
     
  12. FLICK
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    FLICK Electrician's Arms

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    Don’t even think of that. At a minimum they need to go into another choc block beside the other 3.
     
  13. dinger809
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    dinger809 Regular EF Member

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    Put the two reds together in a connector block and put insulation tape around everything to avoid anything accidentally falling into or touching the screws or connections
     
  14. ruston
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    Are you certain the wires correspond to L .N. E at the lamp end?
     
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  15. Sam bayer
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    Sam bayer EF Member

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    Bristol
    Pretty certain yes - I matched the colours and everything seemed logical and made sense.

    Thanks for everyone’s quick responses - I’ve just ordered some connector blocks from amazon so will wait until they arrive before I complete the job.
     
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