| "Owain" wrote:
| Basic concept of the answer is correct, pretty much as my post further
| down! However,
Yes, if I'd waited 20 minutes I could have read your answer instead of
working it out for myself!
| Not neccessarilly, you can get quite unobtrusively small cieling
| mounted 20A pull switches.
Must admit to not having seen those. If I had I might have jumped to the
Which reminds me, to go and screw the bathroom light switch back on the
One minute to tighten the switch and five minutes to clean up the broken
glass from the picture I knocked over taking the torch off the shelf.
| >IE wired something like this (SWa = switch a, which has two poles)
[snip ASCII art]
| Pretty good, You should do more!
Thank you, once it's drawn out it's quite logical.
| >If this is the case then I think it contravenes the Regs (a) by the
| >colour coding - it sounds as though the Black to one terminal is
| >the live to either the light or fan (b) by not running line and
| >neutral of a circuit in parallel close together.
| This doesn't contravene the regs in any instance. It is perfectly
| acceptable to use black as a switch wire as long as it is marked with
| red sleeving or similar at all connections.
Which the OP's weren't. Mind you I suppose *all* his wires should be red,
which would just make things even more complicated.
| >God help you is all I can say, because my head is starting to hurt
| >with the strangeness of it all :-)
| Obviously you're not an electrician then!! I've recently finished
| wiring 16 fans, 6 speed controllers, 8 automatic changover units all
| with varios methods of switching. I could explain how I did that if
| you want!?
It's perfectly straightforward once one understands "oh THAT'S how they did
it!" Just hadn't seen this configuration before. And it was past my bedtime