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Old 04-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #1
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In the ceiling electrical box I have :
-2 black wires already connected ( never touched ) - voltage detected
-1 yellow wire - voltage detected
-3 light tan wires - 2 voltage detected, 1 no voltage

- The chandalier has 2 wires and a grounder. What wires go with what? I also have 3 outlets and 1 light switch. The 3 outlets and light switch stopped working when I took old light down. The old light only had 2 wires and no grounder. But I do know where the grounder wire goes with new light : ). Any help would be so awesome and a life saver. Thanks in advance : )

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Old 04-04-2011, 09:45 PM   #2
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Where ya located if you are in USA/Canada area do you have Conduit and indivual conductors if so then one set is a actual netural the light tan wire may look like white when they faded out a bit.

Can you post a photo one way or other that will help a bit.

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I am in the US. I attached 2 photos . The 2 wires on the bottom right are the new chanalier wires in both photo's. I have a fuze box in basement. House built in 1965 with original wiring.
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- the light tan wire in the middle in first photo with the green mark is the wire with no voltage.
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i'm guessing that one of the wires goes to a switch, any idea which one? how about looking inside the switch to see what colors the wires are?
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The yellow one is switched while the white { light tan to OP } is netural.

If you really want to confirm this just look at the switch box and look how it connected that is the giveaway answer there.

And I am pretty sure due that is a common Chicago colour format.

If not in chicago then please post your location that will help a bit.

I have the colour code for metro Le Chicago so if you want it let me know I will post it later.

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The light switch wire is yellow. I live in the far south suburbs of chicago. Hope that helps & is the final clues as to how I should wire the chandalier. My wife is driving me crazy with the light sitting on her dinning room table
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Ok now we know where we are going on this one.

Get the smooth chalander condcutor hook up to the yellow wire then the ribbed one { you will have to feel it to confirm or see a marking on that side is netural } and hook all the netural together then it will work and just put the wirenut back on the black one and leave it alone.

It will work that I do know for a fact due your photo help alot that make the diffrernce there.

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Note here the Chicago resdentail colour codes

White-Neutral
Grey-Dedicated neutral for GFCI
red-black -blue--Power
Brown--travelers for three way
purple--GFCI protected power
yellow-orange---switch legs

This is a typical setup.
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A picture is worth a thousand wordds. Thank you frenchelectrican for walking me though the wiring process
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It is not a issue at all I am more than glad to help you on this one and I may suggest a idea down the road add a dimmer switch to the chalinder luminaire due some day you may want to dim it a bit for some special event.

The cost of dimmer is not that super expensive most will run anywhere from 5 to 20 Euros depending on what type of dimmer switch you want.

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