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I am trying to change an old fashioned fuse, (house lights), luckily had a spare one. Have put the 15amp fuse wire through the whole thing, and trying to describe if I've got it right is alitle awkward, this is what i've done, cut a piece of 15amp wire a little longer than the old one, then loking at it, taken it straight through and round to left as I'm looking at it, and put the screw in, and obviously done the same for other side. My problem is that I don't remember taking the screws out of where I'm now putting them. Sorry, its a bit long winded, just don't know how else to describe what I've done. Please say that you can understand what I've said, thank you Janet

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Hi.

your descriptions are understandable and sound about right.
as long as the wire is securely fixed to both pins, you should be ok.
if there are any problems, especially if the fuse blows again fairly soon, then i strongly recommend calling a qualified electrician to check the system.

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