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Old 06-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #1
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Hello, just purchased my home. Work in a union and thus far, been doing this entire remodel alone.
Problem : I want to install a beautiful antique chandelier. It has two white wires. Copper.. Other issue
I remove the horrific cheap old fixture, and there is a cord hanging (clear )like a lamp cord, and one random smaller, thinner copper cord that wasn't used with this awful fixture. No colors on anything. Nothing to differentiate the old wires nor the wires from the ceiling. Electrical work doesn't scare me. Just not used to having to address ANYTHING like this.
Any help, welcome
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Old 06-10-2019, 02:19 PM   #2
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This is not something that even the best DIYer should be touching. This is where you need not only a pro, but one who is experienced with old wiring like this.
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You do not want to wire it backwards. You could energize the fixture.
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