14/3 wiring help needed

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Old 01-21-17, 08:47 AM
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14/3 wiring help needed

I'm trying to get a light fixture hooked up that my electrician started years ago then disappeared. There is a run of 14/3 from the switch to the fixture. Both the switch and fixture were never installed. There will be one lone switch that controls the light.

How do I wire it up?

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Old 01-21-17, 09:16 AM
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There needs to be a hot from someplace. Usually a 14/2. Either at switch or light. Once we know where it enters from we can help.
 
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Old 01-21-17, 04:32 PM
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IF the electrician was using current code, the 14-3 is required at all switch boxes. The white wire is capped and not used in the switch box, but is connected to the neutrals in the ceiling or light fixture box. The red and black are your switch loop. Describe the wiring in the light fixture and in the switch box. Pictures would help. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 01-22-17, 07:48 AM
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Power comes in VIA a 14/2 in the switch box. Leaving the switch box there isn't separate 14/3 that dead ends at the light fixture.
 
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Old 01-22-17, 08:01 AM
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Power comes in VIA a 14/2 in the switch box. Leaving the switch box there isn't separate 14/3 that dead ends at the light fixture.
Did you mean "there is a single 14/3 to the light"? If so then that is correct for a ceiling fan with light kit. If you install a light only the red is capped on both ends. At the switch box black in and black out goes to the switch and the whites are connected together. Red is not used. It is capped with a wire nut.
 

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