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Old 07-26-2010, 08:57 PM   #1
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Need help: how to change ceiling light fixture to plug in


I have an older light fixture that has wiring coated with almost a clear plastic (ie. no black and white)... and it also has a plastic coated ground wire... can I make it into a plug-in? and what do I need/any tips?? I've done this kind of stuff before, but was unsure with the clear wires what to do to be safe.. Thank you!!
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Old 07-27-2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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For wiring with the two conductors in a single cord, the edge of the cord with a lenghhwise rib should be the neutral. Otherwise you need to use a continuity meter (or ohmmeter) to find out what wire is connected to the socket shells (this is the neutral).

With the plug prongs pointing at you and with the ground prong down, the neutral prong is to the right. For a 2 prong plug the larger prong is the neutral.
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Thank you so much! I'm heading to the hardware store tomorrow so I might have more questions ... but thank you so much for responding!
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