Chandelier has two fabric covered yellow wires - which one is hot?

Old 12-21-14, 11:20 AM
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Chandelier has two fabric covered yellow wires - which one is hot?

The yellow fabric on one of the wires is solid yellow, the other is yellow with a black/brown thread interwoven throughout. How do I know which is the hot and which is the neutral wire?
Old 12-21-14, 01:49 PM
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With your analog multi meter (~$10), test each wire to ground. Most likely you will see the one with the brown tracer to be the neutral, but no guarantees.
Old 12-21-14, 05:04 PM
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The neutral or white should show continuity with the bulb shell.

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Unscrew all of the bulbs. Test the continuity (meter ohms function) between the loose (unconnected or unhooked) feed wires going into the chandelier stem and the sockets.

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