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Old 07-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Have a light fixture with 2 white wires and 1 black wire bundled together and 1 black and 1 white bundled together. Out of the wall is coming 1 black, 1 white and 1 ground. How do I hook this up?
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Color to color. Whites tie in with the white coming out of the wall. The blacks tie in with the black from the wall and the bare ground wire ties in with the bare or green wire if present.
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As far as I know, every hard-wired fixture or device needs to be grounded. If there is no bare or green wire coming from the light fixture, look for a green screw somewhere on the fixture housing and connect the bare wire coming from the wall to it.
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If you have doubts about the wiring hook up one ea. of these
http://www.homedepot.ca/wcsstore/Hom...7.105401_4.jpg
at the light box and at the switch box.

With equal wattage incands., if each bulb glows dimly [running at 60 vac and 40% of rated power] the wiring is correct.
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As far as I know, every hard-wired fixture or device needs to be grounded. If there is no bare or green wire coming from the light fixture, look for a green screw somewhere on the fixture housing and connect the bare wire coming from the wall to it.
How about a keyless or a pullchain
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Have a light fixture with 2 white wires and 1 black wire bundled together and 1 black and 1 white bundled together.
Something is weird. Please post a picture of this wiring in this fixture.
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