Replacing the lighting ciruit, where the rubber insulation has
gone, I want to remove completely the pull-cord in the bedroom
which with our furniture layout dangles over the wardrobe. The
trouble is, this switch was acting as the junction box for sending
the lighting circuit into the next room, so I will need a
terminal-block in there, and can't just plaster it over. So what
I'm looking for is a round blanking-plate the same size as a
ceiling rose, but so far I'm failing. Any suggestions?
Ummm... buy a junction box (I'd suggest a 20A 4-terminal rather than a
5A as you get more wiring space) and push it back into the attic when
you've finished. Make good hole in ceiling. Does this help?
On the subject of rubber insulation going / perishing I would seriously
consider replacing *all* the rubber cable in your house if a lot of it
has started to go. If it's a rubber install it's going to be some 40
years old probably and you should ideally also get the earthing, bonding
and general soundness of the installation checked. For example, does the
lighting circuit carry an earth? Many older ones didn't.
Martin Angove (it's Cornish for "Smith") - ARM/Digital SA110 RPC
See the Aber Valley -- http://www.tridwr.demon.co.uk/abervalley.html
Sorry, forgot to mention that this is a flat, so I have no access
from above, and it's concrete, so I don't want to make good by
plastering, in case I need access to the duct again in the future.
I was in a seminar room earlier, which had round blanking plates on
the wall. Very annoying.
Yep, doing that already. I was planning on leaving the lights
until I had done the mains socket ring, but then my mum visited,
dusted a lampshade, and bang went the fuse. Mrs Socks is getting a
bit fed up with us only having table-lamps.
Have a look here:
Under " Boxes (Plastic) " you see a recessed circular box that can be pushed
into the ceiling and covered with a piece thin plywood and painted if you
"Stephen Gower" wrote
| Replacing the lighting ciruit, where the rubber insulation has
| gone, I want to remove completely the pull-cord in the bedroom
| which with our furniture layout dangles over the wardrobe.
Replace it with a new pull-cord switch, but shorten the pull-cord or simply
omit it if the switch is one that has a stub of cord and a coupler.
Then when you or a future occupant has a different furniture layout, simply
lengthen or add a cord and hey presto! a Useful Amenity.
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