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Old 03-15-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Do I connect the white or black wire to the ribbed side of a cord with a plug when changing a hard wired lamp to a plug lamp?

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The ribbed wire is white and the smooth is black.

Hard wired lamp? You mean like a fixture you secure to the ceiling?

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well it is an interior wall fixture
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And your planning on mounting it to the wall, right? Except you want to use a cord?
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Yes I want to hang them on the wall using a plug, I do not own the house on I can not hard wire them.
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Yes I want to hang them on the wall using a plug, I do not own the house on I can not hard wire them.
Your going to need some sort of electrical box for the wire connections, the purpose of a box is to contain a fire. You could use a white wiremold box.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:16 PM   #7
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The ribbed conductor is marked to be the neutral. Connects to the wider blade of your plug.
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I will make sure and get that. Thank you so much for all the information. I can not wait to get these done and hung now.

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