COMMUNITY FORUM

josh1031

01:17PM | 01/03/07
Member Since: 01/02/07
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I'm replacing a very old light fixture in my hallway, and as I was removing it I noticed that it was connected to two white wires coming in separately, rather than a white and a black. There are two thick wires entering the box, each containing a white and a black - the two blacks are connected by a wire connector, and the two whites are hooked up to the fixture as I mentioned. The old fixture worked perfectly with this setup.

How should I hook up the new fixture?

fugazi48

06:19AM | 01/04/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
is there a wall mounted switch controlling this? that would be why the wiring would look weird. You only switch the Hot.

Billhart

06:52AM | 01/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
I passed over this the first time thinking that it might be K&T wiring. But after reading your reply and the orginal message I see that the "thick wires" are cables.

If it is a switch leg the wiring is backwards. The always hot should be the white and the black is the switched leg.

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switchoutlet/basiclightswitch/index.htm

http://www.selfhelpandmore.com/switchoutlet/basiclightswitch/basiiclightswitchsl.htm
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

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... 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