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I am trying to change out a light and have two blacks (left) and a white (right). When I removed the existing, the blacks were both connected to a screw, however my new light only has one screw. Do I just connect both blacks to the one screw?
 

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Not good wiring practice, but unless you have a wire nut and a piece of wire like you are using and make a "pigtail" like the whites have... 2 black wires under one screw will have to do, until times get better..
 

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Two wires under one screw is not permitted. You will need to put them together with a black pigtail.
 

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Thanks. That is a bit of a pain. I do not have any wire lying around nor do I know an electrician in the area.
So I tried connecting both to the single screw and the second light on this switch, which I also changed, won’t come on? (The doubled up one does).
I will go and get some wire and do the pigtail as you say. But why now is the black in the second light dead?
 
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