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    Live Earth Reverse

    Well what an evening this turned out to be. Managed to find some torch batteries so mains power off & start again. Had another new back box in "stock" put that in cleaned up one of the earth wires & connected as stock - 3 lives in the live terminal, three neutrals into neutral terminal & the...
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    Live Earth Reverse

    Assuming I've understood correctly, first I'll try (fingers crossed that my torch batteries last) the earth wires. I'll put all 3 incoming earths into the face plate terminal (socket) then run one wire (earth) back from the same earth terminal (effectively 4 wires - earths in that terminal...
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    Live Earth Reverse

    The tester is just a cheap basic one from Screwfix, LAP tester, powered by the mains I have tried all other sockets - no reading then when you put the tester into the switch, then when you put the switch to on - two green lights, working fine. I am a little lost on the earth wire advice. Am I...
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    Live Earth Reverse

    Now I am worried. I thought it best to disconnect to avoid any problems? I just saw the red light & didn't do anything else as I thought switching it on my cause even more problems? All the other sockets in the kitchen are working ok. In fact this one socket appears to feed two other sockets...
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    Live Earth Reverse

    No photos right now - two earth wires are connected to the backbox & the other one is in the earth terminal in the socket. I have double & treble checked the wires and they are/were in the correct terminals on the socket. At the minute I have disconnected the socket and tapped up the end of...
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    Live Earth Reverse

    Last week I renewed the metal back box on a twin socket. Everything was working fine before & after fitting. Whilst I was in there I noticed nine wires - three of each. Two of the earth wires were connected to the metal back box with only one in the socket & this is how I put them back. Just...
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    Extending mains wiring

    Well given the wealth of technical information here, which is way above my head I don't think I will bother. Just leave the new plastic socket I've fitted and not use it all. Apologies for "baring" my obvious ignorance but I genuinely thought I could just use an extension/junction box (or...
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    Extending mains wiring

    This may turn out to be quite a lengthy post - so please bare with me. A single plug socket in the kitchen has not been used for years, due to it's location and the fact that it looks a bit dodgy now - metal front that is corroded. Whilst doing some other jobs I decided it would be best to...
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    Painting direct onto plasterboard

    I know this has been asked before but I'm still not too sure? I'm going to put up a small amount of plasterboard in the kitchen (only 2 sheets of 240x120) basically to cover up an uneven wall which occasionally gets a little damp at the bottom however, when the weather improves I shall try to...
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