Confused about Red wire in ceiling box


Old 02-06-00, 06:45 PM
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I have a ceiling box with a red, white, black and ground wires (four total). There was not an existing light to reference and I'm a little confused since the switch does not turn off the light. The wall switch has red and black wires connected to it with three white wires capped inside. I've attempted to install a chandelier by connecting the three wires to their counterparts in the ceiling box, but where does the red wire connect on the chandelier? Am I supposed to cap the red and the black and then connect them to my hot (black) wire on the chandelier? Thanx for your help.

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Old 02-06-00, 06:59 PM
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hello Kerboom,
it sounds like what u have here is anistalition 4 future install of a celling fan. with a red and black attached to the switch and the whites all wirenuted to gether in the switch u will connect the red to the black of the light the white to the white of the light and the bare to the green of the light and cap off the black. this is my best gess from your info given, if this dont work let me know and ill help u out
Old 02-07-00, 03:01 PM
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Thanx for the advice, it works like a charm.


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