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Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor
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Trying to install a new light fixture where there used to be

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Trying to install a new light fixture where there used to be a florescence light
At switch- has black on bottom and white on top
And ground to the switch
Ceiling box - has two black and one white Together all with that are "hot
Also there are 3 wires free /
-one black wire that is hot a
- one white wire that is hot
-oone white wire That "not "hot
I tried hooking caped hot" the black and white wire together With the Black wire from the fixture to be black and white "Hot"
And caped white "not hot" coming out of the ceiling
To the new fixture white
it registered hot with my dummy stick but when I went to the rest of the outlets they also registered hot
When I went to plug in a A light it did not work.
My outlet tester it registered hot and ground reversed
Not sure what I'm doing wrong?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

Hi you hook this up........connect and twist in all your grounds and then to the light when ready...........the romex coming from the switch you will take the white wire and connect to the romex feed wire black ...............the black wire coming from the switch gets connected to the light

the white wire from your feed romex gets connected to the light also

I am not sure what you mean by those free wires but that is how you hook uo the light

those other wires probably have to be connected to your feed wire to complete the circuit down stream..............but hook up the light first to make sure you're up and ruunning



Expert:  Eddie replied 1 year ago.

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