Diy replacing the horrible brass light switches the previous owner must have spent a fortune on with cheapo plastic ones we prefer (mk from screw fix) and hit a head scratcher I wonder if anyone can help with please.
Anyone know what switch type I need to replace it, it’s not 1 gang two way as the 4th hole on the mk ones doesn’t have any brass in it
The switch is controlling two sets of lights and looks like this
I’m wondering if it’s two separate switches but operated by one rocker on the front. That would make sense if the lights were on two separate circuits (in our house we have an ‘Upstairs Lights’ and a ‘Downstairs Lights’ circuit at the consumer unit). In that case you wouldn’t want to common them in a single switch.
But I’m just speculating - you’d need a meter to check the switch.
painting now so no time for Christmas yet, will ask my sparky what he recommends in the new year, might be just that I can’t find an mk intermediate switch back plate photo on the web to see if it’s right but not sure so best not to dabble
In all seriousness, if they’re headed for the bin, stick 'em in a box and I’ll have them off you next time we’re both at the same bakeoff, as they’re the same pattern as most of this place, and suit it fine