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Old 07-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #1
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Hey men I unhooked this light but can't figure out how to rewire it so the on off switch works. I took it down while we were welding the awning up.
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One more pic that goes to the switch. When i wire nut the three whites together and three blk together the bulbs burn fine but when I cut the switch off it kicks the breaker.
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As best I can tell from the pics...The white/black going to the switch is really just a long black that the switch is interrupting. The black coming out of the wall should go to that black on the switch, the white coming from the switch should go to the black on the light.
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As best I can tell from the pics...The white/black going to the switch is really just a long black that the switch is interrupting. The black coming out of the wall should go to that black on the switch, the white coming from the switch should go to the black on the light.
Thank you sir it works now. I couldn't figure that white back to the blk through the switch.
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As best I can tell from the pics...The white/black going to the switch is really just a long black that the switch is interrupting. The black coming out of the wall should go to that black on the switch, the white coming from the switch should go to the black on the light.


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Does it matter which color actually feeds the switch?

Looks like the switch isn't grounded, considering that is the part you put your hand on often.
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Does it matter which color actually feeds the switch?

Looks like the switch isn't grounded, considering that is the part you put your hand on often.

not really ... it does matter what color feeds the light
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Should have one black wire and one white wire to tie the light to, if not you'll have twop white wires on the light.
replace the light, which white is neutral(grounded) and which comes from switch

I'm going to take my "not really" response back, I'd have to look it up, but I'm pretty sure it says on a switch loop (which you have) the white wire is only to be used to feed the switch
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I tied the blk from the house to the black to the switch. The white from the switch to the blk on the light . Then the white from the house to the white on the light.

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I tied the blk from the house to the black to the switch. The white from the switch to the blk on the light . Then the white from the house to the white on the switch.
Uh, no you didn't on that last sentence. You took the white from the house to the white on the LIGHT. Otherwise you'd blow the breaker again as soon as you closed the switch.

Is that switch/housing outdoor rated? If not, I'd replace it.
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I edited that thanks said it wrong its been a long weekend.
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I tied the blk from the house to the black to the switch. The white from the switch to the blk on the light . Then the white from the house to the white on the light.
The black from the house should go the the white to the switch...
The white from house to white on fixture...
Black from switch to black on fixture...
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The black from the house should go the the white to the switch...
The white from house to white on fixture...
Black from switch to black on fixture...
Do I need to take it back apart and rewire it.

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