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    Sparky in theHouse?

    I have a light that won't turn off, went down to redpaths this arvo with photos of the old switch and the wire connections etc and they told me it was probably from the sixties and a new switch would fix it.
    I hate electricity as I can't bloody see it so I turned the power off to everything on the property and,
    Put the new switch in, and Volia!!!! .... I still have a light that won't turn off but I have a flash new 21st century switch in my bathroom.

    Where to from here.?
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakewire View Post
    I have a light that won't turn off, went down to redpaths this arvo with photos of the old switch and the wire connections etc and they told me it was probably from the sixties and a new switch would fix it.
    I hate electricity as I can't bloody see it so I turned the power off to everything on the property and,
    Put the new switch in, and Volia!!!! .... I still have a light that won't turn off but I have a flash new 21st century switch in my bathroom.

    Where to from here.?
    Oh what an opportunity. "you silly bugger Jakewire, that light is controlled from the other switch". Couldn't resist!
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    What's the light fitting?
    If it's an old house it may be top fed and contacts may have fused together.

    Give it the old smack test, with the switch off give the light firing and the ceiling around it a whack.

    Edit: This is a recently developed problem right and you wired the switch correctly?
    Last edited by Nibblet; 04-10-2017 at 05:12 PM.

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    pm me, happy to help

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    Yes had the guy at Redpaths mark the holes I was to put the wires in when I put the new switch in, too a cell photo of the way the old one was wired with me to show him.
    Only two wires so hard to get wrong.
    Yes new problem , never happened before
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    Pm sent @gonetropo
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    You can operate it from the main switch ok!
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    Do tell us what the problem was when you resolve

    Iím suspecting thereís a dropped wire somewhere

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    Make sure your house and contents insurance is up to date and have working smoke alarms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Make sure your house and contents insurance is up to date and have working smoke alarms.
    And an escape route planned.
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    Goddamn you jokers
    I thought some one would know without me spending a fortune on a sparky

    I'll give Nibblets Russian Rest a try.
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    Photos would help - of previous and of the connections on the new one.
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    And when it comes to the safety of yourself and yours, a sparky is a small investment in yours and their welfare

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    Whoo steady on SIB.

    I talked about safety with appropriate people
    Problem isn't what was first thought so thought I'd ask
    Nobody has given bad advice.
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    No insult intended at all. Sincerely. I have no doubts youíre taking every safety precaution you know.

    Iím simply mindful that whilst we all love DIY-and Iíve done my share of DIY electrical, Iím increasingly aware our compliance and insurance system is not so understanding as it once was.

    Hey Iíve done the same and had mystery misbehaving circuits-Iím just being the pessimist. Said with respect.
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