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Old 09-29-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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HELP!!! how do i wire up my new light fitting???


SOMEBODY HELP!!! i have taken down an old light fitting and stupidly didnt take notice of the wires and am now faced with a huge problem i have 4 core wires each with a LIVE , NEUTRAL , EARTH how do i wire them into my new light fitting??? i have enclosed a diagram drawn representing my problem. HOPE SOMEONE CAN HELP ME

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Old 09-29-2010, 03:11 PM   #2
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Not enough information to answer your question. Most likely scenario is that one is the supply from the panel, one or two are switch loops, and one or two are feeds to outlets or other lights. Wire tracing or at least a continuity test will be needed to tell which is which.
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all i know is that all them wires work all the lights upstairs so at present i'm walking around in the dark ( luckily i ate me carrots wen i was younger lol) they were all connected to my old 3 spot light fitting which i had on the landing which has a 2 way switch (operated from upstairs or downstairs) but also connected was a EARTH wire to a terminal block and also a NEUTRAL wire to a terminal block and i also removed a spare terminal block that had wires in but cant remember which wires!!

dunno if this extra info is any help.

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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You should also mention that you are not in the US, and maybe let us know where you are.
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Once you tell us what location you are in due the way you describie it kinda toss up between UK and Aussie so if can you confirm it ?

Once I know which one then I can able tell the correct way to do this.

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hiya thanks 4 ur replies i am in the uk
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ahh eventually i've managed to solve problem took a look at other light fittings around house and found one identical altho i did not know which one was the live wire as it had no sheath around it but took a wild guess at it being the one that had the wire folded over and HEY PRESTO all my lights are working i'll remeber to take note of what wires go where next time i remove a fitment.
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