COMMUNITY FORUM

BV004703

06:21PM | 06/17/14
Bvelectrical
I have a townhouse built in 2006.

I am trying to replace the dining room light fixture with a new one from IKEA. When I took down the old fixture and tried to connect to the new one, I wire colors didn't match up.

The ceiling has two wires: yellow and gray. There is no ground wire, which I was unexpected. (See picture)

The light fixture I want to install has three wires: black, white, and green/yellow.

The old light fixture had only two wires, both of which were the same color. There was no grounding wire on the old fixture.

I have two questions:

1) I don't know how to match up the yellow and gray wires from the ceiling with the white and black from the fixture.

2) What do I do with the grounding wire from the fixture, since there is no grounding wire in the ceiling metal box?

I appreciate the help.

Jeff
Image
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Greet your guests, indoors or out, with a ghostly garland. A strand of white lantern lights, some white cotton fabric, str... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1