Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red?
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Googling says that the interconnect wire is usually red but sometimes yellow, but I'd like to hear from Smart People here please.
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House is 24 years old - hardwire smoke detector wires are white/black/yellow.  And a weird plug.  I'm tire of buying adapters and want to just use the new wiring harness that came with the new detector.

New harness is white/black/red.

I'm going to go w/ The Google and assume what was yellow is now red?
I'll go old white to new white,old black to new black -- and old yellow to new red.

That sound ok?
thanks!!


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  Re: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red? by pconroy (Googling says that t...)
(10-14-2021, 01:46 PM)pconroy Wrote: Googling says that the interconnect wire is usually red but sometimes yellow, but I'd like to hear from Smart People here please.
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House is 24 years old - hardwire smoke detector wires are white/black/yellow.  And a weird plug.  I'm tire of buying adapters and want to just use the new wiring harness that came with the new detector.

New harness is white/black/red.

I'm going to go w/ The Google and assume what was yellow is now red?
I'll go old white to new white,old black to new black -- and old yellow to new red.

That sound ok?
thanks!!
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  Re: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red? by pconroy (Googling says that t...)
(10-14-2021, 01:46 PM)pconroy Wrote: Googling says that the interconnect wire is usually red but sometimes yellow, but I'd like to hear from Smart People here please.
Smile

House is 24 years old - hardwire smoke detector wires are white/black/yellow.  And a weird plug.  I'm tire of buying adapters and want to just use the new wiring harness that came with the new detector.

New harness is white/black/red.

I'm going to go w/ The Google and assume what was yellow is now red?
I'll go old white to new white,old black to new black -- and old yellow to new red.

That sound ok?
thanks!!

did that to match 14/3
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  Re: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red? by pconroy (Googling says that t...)
Pull the harness out and see what the wire nuts connect to? I have seen red to black connections before.
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  Re: Smoke alarm replacement - yellow is now red? by pconroy (Googling says that t...)
Yellow is the new red, or red is the new yellow. Thanks all!
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