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    Question Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    I am replacing new lights at my parents house. Their main bedroom had a ceiling fan that went out years ago. The fan has been taken down and now only a light will be used to replace it. However, Once I looked at the wiring I got confused. There are 3 - Black wires twisted together; 3 - White wires twisted into a second set and finally a third set of wires which consisted of 2 - black wires and 1 - white wire twisted together.


    The light fixture only has 1 - black wire and 1 - white wire. Which of these three sets of wires am I using if that makes any sense. I can send you a picture of what it looks like if that will help.

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    The wire counts don't add up to me. A pic would help.

    Are there other switched fixtures in the room? How was the fan connected?

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    I'm not a certified electrician, but it sounds like you have a ceiling box that has house power coming into it and along with the wires for the original fan you have drops probably going to other rooms or to outlets in this room.
    Jack
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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Was there a switch or switches that operated the fan? What color wires are on the switch?
    Jack
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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Jack, Jack............

    We're look'n for certified electricians here......... Just say'n.




    Corrected for spelling.......... Old timers disease and all............ It's creep,n up. I'm wooried.
    Last edited by NEC; 02-22-2009 at 09:53 PM.

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Quote Originally Posted by NEC View Post
    Jack, Jack............

    Were look'n for certified electricians here......... Just say'n.
    We're all certifiable, doesn't that count for something?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Quote Originally Posted by A. Spruce View Post
    We're all certifiable, doesn't that count for something?
    Yeah! I'm a certifiable um... well........ um okay, I give up.

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    What were we talking about?
    Jack
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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    What were we talking about?
    Jack

    Jack! We were talking about?...............Don't remember........ Confused as well? Will you be in the swimersize group tommorrow?

    The van is picking me up for shopping.
    Last edited by NEC; 02-22-2009 at 10:56 PM.

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    Default Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

    Dummy, tomorrow is Bingo. We always have Bingo the day after succotash..
    Jack
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