He has second fixed a job that I first fixed. Now only 3 of the 4 picture
lights worked when the lightswitch was turned on.
He phoned me and asked about the route of the cable. Now only the 3rd light
in a radial circuit from the light switch worked.
Anyone care to guess the problem:-)?
Not electrically. He had 4 picture lights in a radial. Only no 3 worked.
When this light was moved to position 4 it still worked. When the light from
position 4 was moved to position 3 it did not work. It was about as the
stupid mistake I made with a TV a week ago.
Indeed. But the same apprentice was sent to a hospital to sort out some
lights that were not working in main reception. His work sheet said "pressed
the lightswitch and the lights turned on". So he is smarter than the
hospitals estates department who did not know where the lightswitch was
(it's on the wall, it looks like a lightswitch and it acts like a
They can be well disguised. A club (techy) that I belong to hires a room in a
centre for people with learning difficulties. One evening half the lights
weren't working. We hunted everywhere for a switch.
A long time member arrived, and said switch was on a certain wall above the
worktop. It was, a rocker switch, flush mounted (I mean *flush* mounted,
plastered level with the *front* of the face plate) and painted over to match
the wall. Now I know it's there I still have difficulty locating it. I
suspect it was deliberately disguised.
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