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I have just changed a DB and checked for the obiuos shared nutural.. Just to realise that the landing light is wired into the downstairs circuit

Is this ok or do the regs prohibit this ?
 
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sedgy34

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Normally you find the neutral is shared, your lucky on this occasion lol
 
It's done to avoid two circuits at one accessory and makes perfect sense when you think about it. On social housing projects I've been on in the past it's been on the spec
 

kingeri

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Nowt wrong with it. You might not choose to wire it like that if you were rewiring (or you may!), but as you are only changing the CU then as long as the circuit checks out OK (IR, Zs....) then nothing to worry about.
 
In the early 90's we were told on many jobs to wire the hall on upstairs and the landing on downstairs just so a light was left working if fuse went off. Don't think much of this goes on now. As King says, nowt wrong with it.
 
I have just changed a DB and checked for the obiuos shared nutural.. Just to realise that the landing light is wired into the downstairs circuit

Is this ok or do the regs prohibit this ?
I'm assuming that you are very new to the profession after reading several of your blogs and posts?
Best advice I can give is to get hold of the BGB if you don't already have it, and read it over and over until the regs ooze out of your brain... :)

Regarding this job, totally agree with the others. It actually complies with the regs more fully to have only one circuit at the downstairs hall/landing switch (tho you won't see it very often)
 

imago

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In the early 90's we were told on many jobs to wire the hall on upstairs and the landing on downstairs just so a light was left working if fuse went off. Don't think much of this goes on now. As King says, nowt wrong with it.
Which is one of the many reasons why you should always check what you're working on is dead, even when you're certain you've turned it of at the board.
 

topquark

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and the reason it's usually the downstairs circuit that's chosen/specified is there is often a three gang (two way) switch downstairs (hall/landing/porch) and only a two gang upstairs.
 
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Silly Sausage

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In the early 90's we were told on many jobs to wire the hall on upstairs and the landing on downstairs just so a light was left working if fuse went off. Don't think much of this goes on now. As King says, nowt wrong with it.
Exactly what I did when I rewired me house. Makes perfect sense.
 

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