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notasparky 10-27-2008 02:27 PM

Wiring Problem in Bathroom
 
I have decided to simply remove an existing bathroom light and fit a new light in its place. There is no new or additional wiring involved just changing the light fitting itself. However, I have taken down the old light and revealed wiring that I don't fully understand. I now have bare wires hanging from the ceiling and a new light to fit without knowing which goes where. I have taken photos if it helps but here is the set-up - I just hope somebody can please help me so I can put the new light up.

1. I have 2 sets of what appear to be red and black.
2. I have 1 set of what appears to be 3 red and 1 black.
3. I have 1 green (earth) wire.

The set-up in the bathroom is:
Dual light switch outside the bathroom wall which operates the landing light, the bathroom light and the extractor fan which comes on when I turn on the bathroom light.

Any help would be appreciated.

:(

PS Forgot to mention that there is also a switch in the entrance hallway downstairs for the upstairs landing light that also does not now work....

J. V. 10-27-2008 02:38 PM

Why did you not mark the wires when removing the old fixture dummy!

notasparky 10-27-2008 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by J. V. (Post 177468)
Why did you not mark the wires when removing the old fixture dummy!

I know - Any ideas - I am just sorting photos out now......:censored:

notasparky 10-27-2008 02:44 PM

Photos now in available in My Photos

rgsgww 10-27-2008 02:46 PM

location? us?

notasparky 10-27-2008 02:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rgsgww (Post 177475)
location? us?

My location is UK

jamiedolan 10-27-2008 07:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notasparky (Post 177477)
My location is UK

2 options

1. get an electrician

2. Get a meter and an extension cord with a known good ground on it, and start testing to find out what is actually hot. With ALL of the power OFF a tone generator would be awesome here.

Jamie

jamiedolan 10-27-2008 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by notasparky (Post 177477)
My location is UK

You need a fixture box also.

If you can afford an electrician, it is time to call one, unless you really want to spend the time and learn how to do this.

Jamie


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