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NuHomeNoob 01-26-2012 03:35 AM

Light Fixture Install
 
Can someone help me figure out how to install a lamp on my ceiling junction box? The house is brand new, so I assume the wiring adheres to the latest construction standard.

The fixture has 4 wires: one black, one white, one red, and one that is bare copper.

The lamp came with 3 wires that are not color coded. Two of the wires come in a pair similar to an extension cord (wrapped/ shielded in plastic), the other wire is exposed.

The instructions seem to indicate that the exposed wire is the neutral. So I was thinking about connecting it to the white wire. What should I do with the other wires?

Julius793 01-26-2012 04:52 AM

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Originally Posted by NuHomeNoob
Can someone help me figure out how to install a lamp on my ceiling junction box? The house is brand new, so I assume the wiring adheres to the latest construction standard.

The fixture has 4 wires: one black, one white, one red, and one that is bare copper.

The lamp came with 3 wires that are not color coded. Two of the wires come in a pair similar to an extension cord (wrapped/ shielded in plastic), the other wire is exposed.

The instructions seem to indicate that the exposed wire is the neutral. So I was thinking about connecting it to the white wire. What should I do with the other wires?

NO bare wire should be the ground so connect it to the bare in the box.

The black and the red are probably powered by 2 different switches so figure out which switch you want to use for the black of the lamp.

And then white (neutral) of the lamp to white (neutral) of lamp. The way to tell which is the neutral of the extension cord looking wires is, it will usually have little ridges.

Jim Port 01-26-2012 05:03 AM

The ribbed side of the cord goes to the white. Bare to bare or green and any metal box or bracket. Unribbed may go to black or red, depends on the switching arrangements.

NuHomeNoob 01-26-2012 01:50 PM

Thanks!
 
Julius and Jim,

Thanks! :thumbsup: I connected them as you said and it worked. I tried both the red and black for the hot wire - just to see what the difference was. It worked exactly the same way :whistling2:.

Thanks again,
NuHomeNoob

Handymanny09 01-26-2012 02:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NuHomeNoob
Julius and Jim,

Thanks! :thumbsup: I connected them as you said and it worked. I tried both the red and black for the hot wire - just to see what the difference was. It worked exactly the same way :whistling2:.

Thanks again,
NuHomeNoob

Hey I have a question and don't know who to ask , can I splice the underground wire that comes from the meter to extended it so it will reach my panel box

Handymanny09 01-26-2012 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jim Port
The ribbed side of the cord goes to the white. Bare to bare or green and any metal box or bracket. Unribbed may go to black or red, depends on the switching arrangements.

Hey can I extend my wires comming from my meter box so it will reach my panel box

KStatefan 01-26-2012 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Handymanny09 (Post 835322)
Hey can I extend my wires comming from my meter box so it will reach my panel box

You might want to start a new thread.

Handymanny09 01-26-2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by KStatefan

You might want to start a new thread.

I'm not sure how too lolimkinda new to this , sorry . But thanks anyway

KStatefan 01-26-2012 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Handymanny09 (Post 835378)
I'm not sure how too lolimkinda new to this , sorry . But thanks anyway

http://www.diychatroom.com/newthread...newthread&f=18

Julius793 01-26-2012 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by KStatefan

And when you start a thread give us all the info you can not half.


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