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  1. Vittorio Tomasi
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    Usually a bit more prudent with this stuff, however I find myself unable to wire up a fuse box controlling a light. I'm also fairly sure a motion sensor light on the landing outside my front door is contolled by this box.

    Photo attached. 3 supply cables from the wall and the wiring up to the switch. My attempts have resulted only in a tripped switch.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Vito

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  2. Pete999
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    Vito my Friend, you need the help of an Electrician on site to decipher that mess, from the looks of the wiring there may have been some overheating of the wiring, get help from a Sparky.
     
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  3. telectrix
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    site visit required to determine what is what .
     
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    beaten by the other forum geriatric coffin dodger. . o_O
     
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  5. Pete999
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    Yeah well Dementia hasn't set in just yet Tel, might not be so quick once the vino starts flowing though.
     
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  6. telectrix
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    i got a westons vintage cider for light relief pm.then 3 x theaksons old peculier for 2nite. cutting down to this level could mean another 5 years of pension. :D
     
  7. Taylortwocities
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    Lovely. Now can we see that photo of the wiring before you disconnected everything?

    I guess you do not have such a thing. As above,
     
  8. Gavin John Hyde
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    Maybe looped at switch instead of ceiling rose? but the picture isnt too clear so call a local electrician to work out what is what
     
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  9. ipf
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    Eh? That's no lighting circuit.....dp switch or fcu.
    DP switch probably, not fused down.
     
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  10. Sparkingmad
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    I agree with Ipf that is a Sw fuse spur with either 2x2.5mm cables & 2x1mm cables. There is discolouration of the conductors.
     
  11. kingeri
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    Sorry, this made me smile, imagining a light switch at skirting board level!
     
  12. Gavin John Hyde
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    fair shout :) i was looking at picture on my phone without zooming in. but i have seen and come across light switches at skirting level. also had one on a ceiling! you'd be amazed at what people do in their homes
     
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  13. I2C
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    No offence meant but I'd recommend hiring a qualified electrician to take a look. As previously mentioned, it could be that the permanent-line runs to the lamp with a switch-wire to the light switch perhaps?
     
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