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Old 08-29-2011, 09:20 PM   #1
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Installing Vanity Light in place of double Swag

I am replacing a double swag light in my bathroom with a vanity bar light. The problem I have is that my electric box in the bathroom has 2 separate sets of supply wires coming into it (each with 1 black wire and 1 white wire). The 2 white supply wires each hooked to a separate fixture wire for the 2 swag lights. The 2 black supply wires were not hooked to anything, but were wire nutted together.

When installing the new light, there are white, black and ground fixture wires. We tried hooking the 2 black supply wires with the black fixture wire, and the 2 white supply wires with the white fixture wire, but that did not work. We then tried hooking only one of the black supply wires with the black fixture wire and one of the white supply wires with the white fixture wire (and just taping the extra supply wires off to the side), but that also did not work.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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Old 08-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #2
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Need pictures. It is possible, that you may have a "switch loop". Only way to find out, is to open the box that the switches are in on the wall.


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