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Problem - Lights not working upstairs

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Chrisscotty, 8 Nov 2015.

  1. Chrisscotty

    Chrisscotty

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    Evening all,

    I am currently doing a kitchen project and moved a light position by about a foot earlier. When we have reconnected it something seems to have gone wrong as the lights upstairs no longer work (all lights downstairs work). I have attached some pics of various angles....can someone help as to where I have gone wrong?

    I have an electrician who is coming around later in the week (hence the earth is only twisted together atm) who is doing the second fix but would like to get this sorted before he comes as I would like the lights working upstairs.

    P.S. The dark grey is the switch wire.

    Thanks in advance!

    Chris

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  3. winston1

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    That looks a right mess. Where is the green/yellow sleeving on the earth wires? Just twisting them together is not good enough either. I suggest you call in an electrician.
     
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    I guess you only have one lighting circuit for the whole house? Also I suppose that you have just repositioned the original cables (i.e. there arent any other junction boxes that you have added that we cannot see)?

    If the above is true then look for a broken conductor at or near those bits of choc block. Then you'll need a two probe test meter.
     
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