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My brother came round yesterday to fit two new ceiling lights.Now I have one light thats allways on and cannot be turned off and the other will not come on.He said one of the neutral wires had a bit of red tape on it that he took off.Now he has all the lives joined together.What has he done and how can I fix it.
 
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Shakey

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My brother came round yesterday to fit two new ceiling lights.Now I have one light thats allways on and cannot be turned off and the other will not come on.He said one of the neutral wires had a bit of red tape on it that he took off.Now he has all the lives joined together.What has he done and how can I fix it.


hahahahahahahahaha

That 'neutral' was actually a switched phase conductor

without a test meter you will need to do what you should have done in the first place - get in someone who knows what they are doing:p:p:p


if i had a penny for every one of these i have had to sort out

I would have about 20p

bad analogy i know......but hey, at least my lights work:p
 
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pablomorgan

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I have c & g in electronic systems and electronic wiring and can use a meter but i don't have a clue about mains electrics.What wires do I test?
 
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Spudmiester

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Somtimes chaps, its the small things in life that cheer me up.

Happy Days ! :)
 

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do you have multimeter or voltage tester are you capable of testing for voltage safely if so please explain what you have at the light ie 2x twin and earths
or 3 x then i will try and help
 
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rumrunner

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a quick method of doing it,is to touch the black wires in turn with the switch turned on,the one that tingles a bit is the switched live,its not a proper live because its a switched live .so feel free to go ahead ,this method is safe and good if your not sure how to use a meter ,works every time
for more free tips .just ask
have fun
 
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ccrowe

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I hope you're happy with a future in jail for this. It may be tongue-in-cheek but there's nothing to suggest so, smileys etc. Take the P by all means but this post is reckless beyond words.

The original poster didn't come here to get the P taken out of him, he came here for advice given his brother has totally cacked his house. Help the man FFS, don't slaughter him.

a quick method of doing it,is to touch the black wires in turn with the switch turned on,the one that tingles a bit is the switched live,its not a proper live because its a switched live .so feel free to go ahead ,this method is safe and good if your not sure how to use a meter ,works every time
for more free tips .just ask
have fun
 
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rumrunner

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I hope you're happy with a future in jail for this. It may be tongue-in-cheek but there's nothing to suggest so, smileys etc. Take the P by all means but this post is reckless beyond words.

The original poster didn't come here to get the P taken out of him, he came here for advice given his brother has totally cacked his house. Help the man FFS, don't slaughter him.
Hey chill little man.if it bothers you that much pm him and tell him to get his brother to hold the wire;)

heres ca smiley just for you:)
 
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rumrunner

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Little man, if only. ;) GBFO man more like. :(
Ah sorry pal,i missed an "a" out ,try again Chill out a little, man .
there we go got it right now ,whats a GBFO:confused:
 

old dog

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could not agree more ccrowe i have offered help if the op is confident
he can test the circuit even then i am a bit unsure but the post above
is just down right stupid tongue in cheek or not
 
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rumrunner

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could not agree more ccrowe i have offered help if the op is confident
he can test the circuit even then i am a bit unsure but the post above
is just down right stupid tongue in cheek or not
Ok maybee i should have told him to keep one hand in his pocket .down right stupid would have been to tell him to hold a "red" at the same time ;)
 
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