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Old 04-23-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Installing new light fixture, but wires in ceiling are black-white-red and new light has only black-white, so how do I wire it?

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Cap the red and then cap alike Colors together

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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Wait are there 2 switches controlling the light?
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Only one switch at the wall, but ceiling fan there before that I'm replacing had separate fan and light switches (on the fan). Replacing fan with just a light.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:45 PM   #5
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I would cap the red wire alone then cap alike colors together. So black to black then white to white and so on. It sounds like the red wire used to control the fan and you dont need it anymore
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So cap red and joing like colors - thanks.
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I'm also building a built-in book shelf and wiring canned lights in top shelf. My plan is to use existing outlet in wall to supply electric. Is it recommended to enclose wire up through bookshelf in conduit?
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Yeah thats what I would do and if it doesn't work than hire a pro
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For the bookshelf one I'm not so sure about code stuff like that since I'm not a pro
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ok thanks - appreciate it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:57 PM   #11
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Tell me how the light goes

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