help please, i know little about electrical.


Old 12-25-10, 03:03 PM
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help please, i know little about electrical.

i live in an older house and i took down a ceiling fan and am going to replace it with a light fixture. i have 4 wires from the box, green, white, black, black with a white stripe. the light fixture i would like to put up has a copper wire, black, and black with white stripe. anny help would be greatly appreciated. email addy removed thank you!

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Old 12-25-10, 05:28 PM
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Your location says US but black wire with white stripe is unusual. What is your location? Is it cable or conduit going to the box?`How many cables to the box?

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If the black conductor with white stripe some case it can be a switch loop but before we get further how many cables are comming in the box each cable will have a pairs of conductors { black and white } once I know the numbers we can go from there or take a photo of it and post it up here we will go from there as well.


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