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Old 07-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #16
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Doubtful it is too powerful!

Those two black wires... does one of them have any ribbing on the side, something that makes it feel different from the other wire? If so, that is the neutral.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:26 PM   #17
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both wires are basically the same,,,just one has writing on it and the other not
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:42 PM   #18
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Writing is neutral.
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Old 07-27-2010, 07:23 AM   #19
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just remove dthe chandilier

but the old fixture on...and everything worked,,did not trip any fuse breakers....

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maybe this chandiler is too powerful fur the breaker
The new chandilier is not too powerful for the breaker. It's possible the new fixture has a dead short in the wiring. Or when you pushed the wiring into the box, it shorted in the box. Look at all the wiring in the box. Check the sheathing for cuts or nicks.
Try taking a simple work light socket and attaching it to the box and just let it dangle. See if that works. If it does, the issue is in the fixture. Put a continuity meter on the fixture while it's on the table and see if it lights up. If it does, you have a short in the light.
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As an aside: when ever I install a new fixture (or a ceiling fan), before I fold the wiring into the box and secure the fixture to the box, I test to see if it works. If I have an issue after I button it up, I know I just caused it closing the box or installing the shroud
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