If you think that that was a smart ass answer, DO NOT post in alt.hvac
should you be unfortunate enough to have a heating or air conditioning
problem in the future. Here's a preview: Call a qualified, licensed
electrician. NOW you can call me a smart ass, thanks.
On 30 Nov 2006 22:24:39 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
You haven't described enough wires.
Is there no white or ground in the switch-box?
If there's a red and a black in the switch-box,
and a red and a black in the light fixture-box,
where is your power coming from?
I suppose suggesting that you buy or borrow a book on home electrical
wiring and read the damn thing is going to be totally wasted.
If you disconnect everything, either one wire in the
light fixture box OR one wire in the switch box should
be hot all the time, but not both.
Figure that out, and then get back to us.
if the light was working when you disconnected it there are only two
combinations , unless it was miswired in the first place.
Black and white
Red and white
If you have a voltage tester of some sort that would help.
Forty plus postings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Suggest this is waste of time; and possibly dangerous or non code?
Trying to advise someone who hasn't clue about how to wire what 'sounds
like' a simple single wall switch to one light, that was working before
the existing light was disconnected.
All this about the red wire being connected to ....................
etc. is not the way to UNDERSTAND and do a safe job. He/she may get it
working but will it be safe. Very worrying!
An electrician or even someone competent could probably sort that out
in less than half an hour even though there now seems to be no record
of what the connections previuosly were. Not making a note of them is
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