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jeffrey50
Wiring

Hello I need help on installing a light fixture with a switch
plus a picture on how to do it I've been trying to fix the light in my bathroom for the longest, I had a light in there already but it had a pull chain on it now I am trying to put the new light in with a switch I can get the light to come on but I can not get the switch to work Please help Jeff of DC :confused:

jeffrey50
Re: Wiring
jeffrey50 wrote:

Hello I need help on installing a light fixture with a switch
plus a picture on how to do it I've been trying to fix the light in my bathroom for the longest, I had a light in there already but it had a pull chain on it now I am trying to put the new light in with a switch I can get the light to come on but I can not get the switch to work Please help Jeff of DC :confused:

This is a old house and the wiring that is coming from the light is that BX-cable and the new wiring that I am trying to use is Romex Simpull 14/2

canuk
Re: Wiring

Here's a link with photos describing how to wire a light fixture with a wall switch for your type of configuration :
http://www.electrical-online.com/lightsandswitches.htm

It describes how to use the 14/2 romex for the switch loop.

David
Re: Wiring

Here is an illustration that may help. The white in the switch loop in the second diagram needs to be marked black. The gray rectangles are boxes. (switch, fixture)

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