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Re: Adding a Second Porch Light
Reply #2 - Jun 21st, 2017, 6:45pm
 
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The earth wire is usually just a bare copper wire so the porch light might use 2+E (two core and Earth) with the earth cut off short so not immediately visible.

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Re: Adding a Second Porch Light
Reply #1 - Jun 19th, 2017, 8:28pm
 
If the porch light has no earth, you cannot use it at all.  Are you sure it has no earth? Has it been snipped off tight to the sheath?
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Adding a Second Porch Light
Jun 18th, 2017, 9:31pm
 
Hi, i was looking to add a small floodlight onto the side of my porch so it would light up the garden so i can go to the shed at night. i opened the porch light yesterday and the fitting is wired with 2 core flat cable with no earth wire. could i run this wire into a round 3 Terminal junction box and then run a new wire to the porch light and a second wire to the floodlight, would i need to use 3 core cable for the floodlight and the porch light or 2 core cable, i hope this makes sense.
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