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Can someone please advise me on what to do with mixed up wiring on ceiling light job?

I'm putting up a new light fixture, but I've got three black wires and the red band has fallen off the live wire. How can I tell which one is the live wire now?

Asked By: falutd - 5/10/2009
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Firstly i assume you are in the UK... More
Answered By: Lindumspark - 5/11/2009
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Use a mains tester.
Answered By: taxed till i die, - 5/10/2009
 
Call a qualified professional electrician before you get hurt or cause a fire that may kill you or your family. They have the tools and the experience to do the work in a safe and competent manner. The fees are minimal compared to rebuilding your home or a funeral.
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Answered By: Jim W - 5/10/2009
 
gee pick 1 turn on the power and try it...
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Answered By: mark h - 5/10/2009
 
How gan you tell? With a tester. Don't be afraid of electricity, just respect it's space. More Info would have been helpful. Pictures would be great, however since we don't: the only wires that you really needed to be concerned with are the wires that went to the old fixture. The wires that are (were) tucked up into... More
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Answered By: EagleWatcher - 5/10/2009
 
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