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Old 13 May 2002, 21:02   #1
Homer Simpson
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Can anyone help?

I want to wire a light in the loft, but haven't a clue how to do it!

My loft hatch is in my bathroom, and what I'd like is a switch and light in the loft, that will only come on when I switch on the bathroom light.

Do I take a feed from the bathroom light? How? Etc?

Any pictures, diagrams or websites would be appreciated.

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Old 13 May 2002, 21:23   #2
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I've done it before but csn't remember how as it was a long time ago. From what I remember, it was easy. Visit B&Q's website www.diy.com I find it useful for "how to" questions.
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Old 13 May 2002, 21:47   #3
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I'm no electrician, so am not qualified to advise, but...

Remove power. Make sure that you've really removed power.

You'll find a switched live and a neutral in the ceiling rose in the bathroom, plus earth. Take the switched live, run that to one side of a switch in the loft or wherever you want the switch for the loft to be. The other side of the new switch goes to one terminal on the light in the loft.

The other side of the light goes to the neutral in the ceiling rose.

Don't blame me if it goes bang.
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Old 13 May 2002, 21:50   #4
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Why link it to the bathroom?? You could have a seporate switch * light in the loft! The readersdigest book in Homebase will show you how.

Just make sure you don't break into a switch wire as if you do you will be in all sort of problems!!
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Old 14 May 2002, 01:15   #5
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If linked to the bathroom light, and I've been my forgetful self, at least it won't be on constantly!
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Old 14 May 2002, 09:06   #6
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Fair comment...........just break into the line from the junction box that feeds the bathroom light, not the switch or the feed wires.
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Old 14 May 2002, 09:23   #7
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Just to add you cant actually put a switch in your bathroom unless it is a pull cord.

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Old 14 May 2002, 13:40   #8
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Old 14 May 2002, 14:13   #9
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I don't think I've explained myself well.

There is a light switch in the bathroom already (although I plan to change that to a pull cord), but I want to install a light and switch in the loft, that will only work when the light switch in the bathroom is switched on.

Does this make sense, or am I going mad???

Anyway I think the solution may be to get a small flood light and run an extention lead up to the loft when I need light up there!!

Cheers
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Old 14 May 2002, 14:49   #10
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Thats what I do...........its a pretty simple job, but cant be ar$ed to do my own!
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Old 14 May 2002, 15:52   #11
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LIGHT INSTALLATION IN LOFT

No. 1 - turn on the light in the loft so you can see what you're doing prior to installation


Sorry, muppet moment
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