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I am installing new smoke detector. The wires in the ceiling

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I am installing new smoke detector. The wires in the ceiling are navy blue, orange, and yellow. What do I do?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) The ceiling box should contain a white neutral wire. Perhaps the yellow wire is actually a faded white neutral wire? Please confirm?

2) Please provide me with the manufacturer name and model number of the smoke?

3) Was there a previous smoke installed in this box or is this a new installation?

Expert:  ProGrade replied 5 months ago.

Are these wires in conduit?

Are they connected to another smoke detector?

Thanks

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