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KEITHGC
Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

I am replacing new lights at my parents house. Their main bedroom had a ceiling fan that went out years ago. The fan has been taken down and now only a light will be used to replace it. However, Once I looked at the wiring I got confused. There are 3 - Black wires twisted together; 3 - White wires twisted into a second set and finally a third set of wires which consisted of 2 - black wires and 1 - white wire twisted together.

The light fixture only has 1 - black wire and 1 - white wire. Which of these three sets of wires am I using if that makes any sense. I can send you a picture of what it looks like if that will help.:confused:

NEC
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

The wire counts don't add up to me. A pic would help.

Are there other switched fixtures in the room? How was the fan connected?

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

I'm not a certified electrician, but it sounds like you have a ceiling box that has house power coming into it and along with the wires for the original fan you have drops probably going to other rooms or to outlets in this room.
Jack

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

Was there a switch or switches that operated the fan? What color wires are on the switch?
Jack

NEC
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

Jack, Jack............

We're look'n for certified electricians here......... Just say'n.

Corrected for spelling.......... Old timers disease and all............ It's creep,n up. I'm wooried.

A. Spruce
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NEC wrote:

Jack, Jack............

Were look'n for certified electricians here......... Just say'n.

We're all certifiable, doesn't that count for something? ;)

NEC
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A. Spruce wrote:

We're all certifiable, doesn't that count for something? ;)

Yeah! I'm a certifiable um... well........ um okay, I give up.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

What were we talking about?:confused:
Jack

NEC
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician
JLMCDANIEL wrote:

What were we talking about?:confused:
Jack

Jack! We were talking about?...............Don't remember........ Confused as well? Will you be in the swimersize group tommorrow?

The van is picking me up for shopping.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

Dummy, tomorrow is Bingo. We always have Bingo the day after succotash..
Jack

djohns
Re: Wiring - Please answer if your a certified electrician

You guys better stop having fun . You know how she hates that . :D

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