black white and a red


Old 07-17-05, 10:45 AM
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black white and a red

I am installing a hanging ceiling fixture. From the wall switch box to the ceiling box are 2 black (hot) wires and 2 white (neutral) wires. There is also a red wire.

What is the combination of connections I must make for the fixture to be powered and the wall switch to function?

I can connect the white to white and a fixture wire, black to black and the other fixture wire and the light works but the wall switch does not. The red wire is my problem.

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Old 07-17-05, 11:35 AM
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I have solved the confusion and found the right connections for the ceiling box.
Old 07-18-05, 02:55 PM
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good job. Sounds like someone either had or planned to have a ceiling fan w/light so it could be controlled from the wall on separate switches.

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