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I'm trying to install a chandelier which comes with 2 black wires and a ground of course. The box is at the end of a 3 way run with a white, a black, a red and a ground. I know what to do with the ground.

Do I connect one black to the red and the other black to the black and cap the white? or Do I connect both the red and black to one of the blacks and the white to the other black?

  • What type are the black wires are they a flat cable? Or 2 separate black wires? But there should only be 2 wires that connected to the original light how was that hooked up? – Ed Beal Dec 26 '18 at 21:42
  • Flat cable. One side is ribbed I assume to maintain polarity. – Barry Haley Dec 26 '18 at 21:47
  • The flat wire and silver bare ground travel up through a chain. – Barry Haley Dec 26 '18 at 21:50
  • The neutral wire is the side with the rib on the 2 conductor flat wire that is normally the white and the other side is the hot , how was the original fixture wired ? Were the black and red tied together then to the black of the original and the white to the original fixtures white? – Ed Beal Dec 26 '18 at 22:39
  • Can you post photos of the insides of the boxes involved? – ThreePhaseEel Dec 26 '18 at 23:35

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