I have been trying to hang a living room light. There is ONLY a black (hot) wire coming from the box in the ceiling. The chandelier I'm trying to hang has a copper (ground) wire and TWO other wire (both wrapped brown). I'm used to have a black and white wire coming from the box in the ceiling and a black and white from the light fixture as well.

  • You will need the white, neutral, wire. Is there a white wire in the switch box? – JACK Oct 19 '19 at 16:40
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    Can you post photos of the inside of the ceiling box? – ThreePhaseEel Oct 19 '19 at 16:43
  • So what happened to the white wire 🙃 – Ride Sun Oct 19 '19 at 22:05
  • I'll try to get a picture! And good question... the old chandelier was up there and worked without the white one so I have no idea wtf is going on haha – Claire Oct 19 '19 at 22:57

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