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capt1191

05:33PM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I'm replacing a light fixture with a ceiling fan. When I took down the old light fixture, there were two sets of wires coming from the ceiling. The one set had a black, white and red wire and the other had a black and white wire. The two black wires were connected to each other with electrical tape. I'm not sure how the light was hooked up, I didn't pay close attention. But, now I can't get the ceiling fan to work and I lost electricity to the light fixture in the adjacent bedroom. Any ideas what I need to do now?

MrElectricOly

08:54PM | 06/21/03
Member Since: 05/11/03
64 lifetime posts
You must have opened the neutral (white) wires. The circuit will not work without them connected together. You should be able to connect the red (probable switch leg) to the black on the fixture and the whites to the white. The fixture should work then. Also be sure to connect the bare (ground) to the fixture. Mr. Electric

capt1191

02:00PM | 06/22/03
Member Since: 06/20/03
2 lifetime posts
Thanks alot. I'll let you know how I make out.
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