Wiring - Replace Ceiling Fan With Chandelier


Old 09-23-07, 12:01 PM
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Wiring - Replace Ceiling Fan With Chandelier

We lost track of the old wiring configuration when we removed a ceiling fan to replace it with a chandelier, now we can't find the right configuration.

I hope I am using the right terminology.

I believe this is a 3-way switch. The light is controlled by two seperate switchs with one of the switches having a dimmer control.

Previously, both switches and the dimmer control worked.

There is a junction box in the attic where the wire cables branch off from.

There are two cables running from the light fixture box back to the junction box.

One cable has the white wire capped with a wire nut and the back wire is connected to a black wire on a 3rd cable.

The other cable from the light fixture has the white wire connected to the white wire on the 3rd cable and has the back wire connected to the red wire on the 3rd cable.

Thanks for any assistance.
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Old 09-23-07, 03:13 PM
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We can';t help unless we know the rest of the wiring. Tell us the wiring at each switch and at the junction box.

By the way, you present wiring MAY be unsafe and MAY be a problem. You should NOT have two separate cables from the light to the junction box. Please go and buy a length of either 14-3 or 12-3 and wire this properly. The size (12 or 12) will depend on the size of the rest of the wiring and on the circuit breaker size.
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Angry I'm shaking my head (AGAIN !)

Why in the wide world of sports did you touch a box in the attic to change out a fixture in the ceiling !?

Never mind too late now.

Do as Racraft has suggested.
It worked before..It will work again.

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