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Looks like I have two sets of wires for one fixture. Trying

Customer Question

Looks like I have two sets of wires for one fixture. Trying to figure out how to hook up my new fixture as the previous one was removed before I could try it.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Just today
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yep
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: There's 2 whites, 2 blacks and 2 grounds
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) How many switches control the light, just 1 switch?

2) How many light fixtures that are controlled by the wall switch, just 1 fixture?

3) At the light fixture box, is there a white wire that has been re-identified as a hot wire which contains black electrical tape?

4) Do you have either a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester or a multi-meter available to confirm the fixture box wires?

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

1) How many wires and the wire colors that are terminated to the wall switch?

Expert:  Kevin replied 10 months ago.

I see that you have reviewed my questions, but I have not heard back from you. Therefore, I will opt out of the question and place it back to the open board.

No need to reply back to me, you will be notified if another expert picks up the question.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike G and I'll be assisting you.

  1. Do you have any type of voltage tester?
  2. You need to know which black wire is the feed hot.
  3. Upon knowing that, connect it to the white wire in the other cable.
  4. You'll now have a loose black and white to connect to the fixture.