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Old 06-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #16
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Try starting fresh, with explaining actually what is in your first "light" /receptical box....

Then your second.....

Do you have a multimeter and are you able to asertain what is hot and what is not???

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:22 AM   #17
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No. I'm trying to plug the shop lights in by converting the existing fixtures to ones that have a ground plug.
You are doing exactly what I have described and created a code violation. You have installed receptacles in a garage (most likely) without GFI protection.

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But we do not know what is upstream of this receptacle.
Hardwired garage lighting has never been required to be GFI protected. Unless the garage is detached and the entire garage is on a GFI protected circuit, there is a very good chance that the new receptacles are not GFI protected.
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I just got the first light to work again! I had wired it up bypassing the end of run loop to the switch. I have that light working now. The black wire to the second light is next. What do I wire that to in the first light? Do I need to splice into the red wire coming from the switch?
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K buz. I will have someone come over and wire the whole circuit GFI. Right now I'm just trying to get light in my garage again.
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K buz. I will have someone come over and wire the whole circuit GFI. Right now I'm just trying to get light in my garage again.
Don't worry, I know you won't. My posts were more directed at people searching the site for the correct way to do it.
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I just got the first light to work again! I had wired it up bypassing the end of run loop to the switch. I have that light working now. The black wire to the second light is next. What do I wire that to in the first light? Do I need to splice into the red wire coming from the switch?
Red wire? first I've read about a red wire.
I'd imagine if we knew all the wires in all boxes pretaining to these lights it would be easier to help
including the switch
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A little confused on what this means. Did you buy one of these adaptors to screw into the single bulb fixture so that you can plug the new shop lights into?
I think hes talking about one of these, but with a grounded receptacle and no pull chain

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Yep thats it and I got both working now. The red wire was from the switch. Thanks for everyones posts and I will have the circuit switched to GFI. I have a buddy who is an electrician but he is out of town this week hence my lame attempt at trying to do this myself.
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Red wire? first I've read about a red wire.
I'd imagine if we knew all the wires in all boxes pretaining to these lights it would be easier to help
including the switch
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