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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Hi Simon, it was CORGI at the time, we are talking 16 years ago. I did not think to contact Trading Standards, they were recommended by three separate other people in the area as well.
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    I opened the switch on the room adjoining the Landing and the earth is actually there and attached to the earth connector, so it seems some of the other lights have been butchered by others. When we first bought the house we had work done, it is Grade II listed, but we had someone in to do roof...
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Guys, I have just noticed that right inside the sheath for the red,blue,yellow cable is a copper cable, assuming this is the earth?. On both the Landing Switch and the Downstairs Switch it is barely visible, certainly not connected? So that cable has an earth, I can pull back the sheath after...
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Thanks Simon, I will check the sheathes. As for the comments about old work. Yes this is all wiring that has been up for probably the last 40 years. I do not see Earth wires connected anywhere. I am just in a position of trying to hopefully get this all sorted so we can get the lights back on...
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Thanks EFLImpudence Shall I check out the Landing light connections first, switch wire?
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Thanks Flameport, so how do I source new switches which are all plastic which match the metal toggle ones already in that room?
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Thanks Simon, how would I check that the red is the same one? if correct are you saying that the blue wire moves from next to the black, to next to the yellow at the top of the switch? On the ceiling rose in the Bathroom, is one of those a switch wire, perhaps in the wrong connection, I could...
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    First Timer.... be gentle - switched wiring problem ;-)

    Hi, First off, a great forum a great source of info. I have searched and read various threads but nothing helps in my situation, so I have posted this problem. I would really be grateful if someone can help me through this. First, everything is on old wiring, black and red, we also have an old...
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