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Old 03-14-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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I am replacing a kitchen light fixture. Coming out of the ceiling there are two white and one black wire. The new fixture has one white,one black,and one ground. Do I twist the two white wires coming out of the ceiling with the one on the new fixture?

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It would be rather unusual to not have the same number of black and white conductors.

What wires was the old fixture connected to?
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I would NOT twist anything together until you get a meter to test what you have.

I also agree with Jim. There is no reason to have two whites and only one black coming from the ceiling.
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Speedy and Jim have always given me good advice.

Take a pic and give us some more specifics about the set-up. Switches etc.
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Thanks Leah.

I should have looked for you Sunday. I tried to go to Shore Sportsman.
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I should have looked for you Sunday. I tried to go to Shore Sportsman.
You should have.... Sunday was a sitting on the front porch drinking a beer kind of day.... Maybe next time - shoot me a PM.
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My bad.... I do think I need glasses What LOOKED like 2 white wires was actually a black wire with a little bit of white paint on it. So I have ONE white.....ONE black.....and ONE ground wire. I got them all connected and it works.

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