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Old 11-11-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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How can I install a new light fixture from a current light fixture?


Hello. I am looking to install another low wattage ceiling light in the hall of my home, and would like to tap into the current light fixture in the hall which is controlled by a single switch. I am very handy.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Access above the existing fixture? Find out the wire size used at the existing fixture, install new cable sized to the original from existing location to the desired new location, connect wire at old location, install j-box for new fixture, install wire in new j-box, connect to new fixture and mount the fixture.

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Yes the existing fixture is in the ceiling and the attic is right above it.

Thanks for the tips! Sounds easy enough.
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Where is the power,in the fixture or the switch?
The wire at the switch,is it 2 blacks or a black and white?
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There are 2 black wires going to the switch.
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Where is the power,in the fixture or the switch?
The wire at the switch,is it 2 blacks or a black and white?
What does it matter?
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What does it matter?
You mean,
why does it matter?
It doesn't.

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