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Posted by David on January 9th, 2003 08:15 PM
In reply to You cannot judge by the color by kp on January 9th, 2003 02:34 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Wiring in conduit in/around Chicago by doug seibert on 06/10/2008
> Light by doug seibert on 06/11/2008

kp is right, you cannot always judge by color, as sometimes somebody has been there ahead of you and the may not have wired things correctly.

But, in a perfect world, they are as follows:

On the fan- black is fan power in (hot), white is neutral, blue is hot for a fan light kit, and green is ground.

In your home- black is hot, white is neutral, and bare copper is ground. The presence of the red is probably an indication that this light fixture box is controlled from 2 places by 3-way switches.

The 2 blacks could be just a junction, or it could be the power coming from the switches. The black and red is probably a junction feeding power between the switches, but it might also be the power FROM the switches.

I would get knowledgeable assistance for this one, Kerry.

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