Home wiring weirdness…
Presumably 2 wires went into one terminal and the other on its own?Posted 4 years ago
If so, that’s a loop-in lighting circuit, and you have a loose connection on the feed to the other lights. Either not terminated properly at the switch, or the wire has broken, usually just where the insulation starts on the cable.
Recheck the connections.
Just doing some interior alterations and moved a ceiling pull cord switch. Very simple job, just three wires, all working after.
Then my wife switched on another light on the same circuit but it flickered and went off. The light I moved still worked though. Lots of fiddling later and I eventually took the ceiling pull switch off completely and left it with nothing working. Then it suddenly started to work again (apart from the light I had disconnected of course).
Any ideas? I am stumped.Posted 4 years ago
Wiggling the cable feeding the switch you moved has probably pulled out a loose connection down the line, most likely in junction box which the switch cable may have originated.
Can you get to the floor above and have a snoop around under the boards?Posted 4 years ago
Its a 4 bed house, the landing and all four bedroom lights stopped working (apart from the one operated by the switch I moved), house bathroom and en-suite weren’t affected. Then mysteriously the light I was moving stopped too.
I went up last night and followed the wire back to where it disappears again and wiggled but it didn’t have any apparent effect on the circuit.
Going to make some Local Searches to see if the house is sited on a Ancient Indian Burial Ground next…Posted 4 years agomrmonkfingerMember
Don’t worry, you ll be fine as long as they didn’t just move the headstones.
Back on the cables, it might be worth changing the feed cable from the rcd unit up to your switch, and or the one from your switch on to the set of lights that are dodgy. Cable breaks can be a nightmare to find.Posted 4 years ago
Yeah well we are about to start an en-suite job and I want to fit a new consumer unit so I think I will just ask the sparky to fix this too.
Proper spoiled my weekend after feeling like I’d managed to do some proper DIY (apparently) successfully (I ripped out a set of built-in wardrobes and made good prior to the en-suite being refitted).Posted 4 years ago
i would disconnect it or pull the fuse on the circuit until someone who knows what they are doing can take a look at it.
Yeah I did that last night.
What is the switch for, it is a single switch for a bathroom light, or a second switch together with a wall one in a bedroom.
It is a single light switch – simply switches a light on and off in a built in wardrobe.Posted 4 years ago
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