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Trying to wire a bathroom pull cord light - please help!

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by pubfootie, 30 Jul 2011.

  1. pubfootie

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    (disclaimer: i have no electrical experience so bare with me!)

    Hello to all -

    Just joined today as having huge problems with this one and its really bugging me now.

    Tenant of mine broke the pull cord in bathroom and I am attempting to fix my fitting a new pull cord - there is also an extractor fan which is linked to the light so I presume this is connected through here too?

    Ok got the previous fitting off and now trying to sort the new one - they were both quite different. New fitting copper block space for the thick 4 core wire which has green and yellow outer i presume!

    The other wires coming down as follows - 2 black cables and a blue cable - these terminate into a clear block and dont connect to anything (never did in previous fitting either)

    then:
    three quite thick red wires
    one slightly thinner red wire which has a slightly lighter shed of red
    one yellow wire

    the available connectors on the black block on the fitting are L1 / L2 and COM.

    Can anybody please help me with what cable into where???

    all help very much appreciated!

    Cheers
     
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  3. fireman22

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    are you sure there are 4 red wires
     
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    definitely 4 red wires

    as stated one is slightly less red and slightly thinner than the other 3 - its more redy/pink

    the other 3 look very much the same
     
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    ok it doesnt matter if you mix them with trial and error so it may take a couple of attempts
    power off

    yellow def goes in L1 with one of the thicker red (anyone for now)
    thin red and other 2 reds in COM
    leave blacks and blue in connector block

    if it doesnt work swap thicker reds (power off1st) untill you put the correct thicker red in with the yellow
     
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    i am assuming the yellow in the fan is in the S/L switched live terminal, usually is on most jobs
     
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    Yeeeeeessssss

    That worked at second cable combo attempted


    thanks so much for your help

    saved me hours of pulling my help - much appreciated!!
     
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    Did make me wonder :p
     
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    He wants people to bare with him too.....
     
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    I think I'm Mr Grumpy tonight....

    Landlord with no electrical experience tries fixing an electrical accessory in a bathroom = one worried tenant.

    Why not pay an electrician??
     
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