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So, I’ve just had my living room plastered and the plasterer asked me to loosen the dimmer switch for him. When I went to put it back on the wall I He-Manned the screws back in and broke the lug on the left hand side of the pictures (as an aside are these available to replace or am I going to have to replace the backbox in my freshly plastered wall?) On closer inspection after my heroics I have 2 T+E cables with only the reds in use and 1 black cut right back and the other left floating but not stripped so it’s never been put anywhere. Having lived in this house 2 years now I’m starting to discover the previous owner had his own “unique” way of doing things. Do I need to be worried about this (I was only expecting a switch wire as there are no other switches for this light).

My background is on 3 phase machines and small to medium generators so I’ve a good idea what I’m doing if everything seems normal but this has thrown me. I’ve a decent multimeter in the van and I’m more than capable of using it. If you can shed some light on this or suggest some tests to help me work out what’s going on here I’d be most chuffed.0F621157-43D7-400E-A4F9-4EC53C1877F2.jpeg 5C9CDA9D-6BA0-49A7-A9DD-5498FEB7E8F3.jpeg

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