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Old 02-22-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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New fixture wiring question


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I am trying to install a new chandelier and do not have good instructions about how to connect the wires. In the electrical box, there is a black wire, a white wire and a bare wire. Coming out of the fixture, the wires are not black or white - so I don't know which to connect to the wires in the electrical box. Two of the wires appear to be identical - bundles of small silvery wires. These two bundles are encased in clear plastic. The third wire is a bare silvery wire, which I assume is a grounding wire. Can anyone help me determine how to properly connect everything?

Also, about the grounding - on the mounting plate, there is a green screw. Should I connect the grounding wire from the electrical box and from the fixture to this screw?

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Ground is ground, you got that correct. Yes, do hit the bar and the wire.

The others are; smooth wires to the black and ribbed wires to the white. One wire will have tiny ribs along the length.

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