COMMUNITY FORUM

philbee

04:09AM | 03/06/05
Member Since: 03/05/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
i,m replacing a 30 yr. old light fixture in my entry way. there are two sets of wires,one from the switch,one set that takes care of the living room circut. the old light had both whites attached to the fixture and the blacks nuted toghether. i keep tripping the breaker when i connect them . i've tried white to white, and black to white . any suggestions ?

MrElectricOly

11:14AM | 03/06/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
The way the fixture was connected originally was what we call a switch loop. The black wires are feeding power to the switch and the white from the switch is bringing the power back up to the light fixture (the white wire should be marked black with tape or painted black). The proper way to connect the fixture is to connect the white wire to the white from the source, and the black to the white (marked black) from the switch. Mr. Electric

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Add some rustic charm to your trimmings with a paper-and-twine garland. All you need is some craft store Christmas paper, ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon