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I have a red live cable and a yellow cable with a red band.

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I have a red live cable and a yellow cable with a red band. Should I put them together?
Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago
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Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

What is not working?

Do you mean wires, not cables?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
wires. I have installed a new thermostat and it all lights up but I have a yellow wire with a red band around it left.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Should I put them together?
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

Line voltage or low voltage t-stat?

How many wires in the box?

How many wires on the t-stat?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I’ve put red wire in 3
Blue wire in 2
Green and yellow to the earth in the box
Yellow with red wire left
Electrician: Mike G., Master Electrician replied 5 months ago

I see that your question is from the UK by the description of the ground as earth. I'll need to opt out and let a UK expert assist you.

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Electrician: Sam I, Electrician replied 5 months ago
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Hello, try blue on 4, red on 3, and yellow/red on 1

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