Basic light fixture questions

Old 09-21-03, 08:52 AM
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Basic light fixture questions

You were very helpful with my last posting, and I'm feeling like I can take on the next project, but I'm nervous. I'm replacing a single bulb light fixture in the hallway with a two-bulb fixture. Two questions:

1) The new fixture has two sets of wires (actually, 2 pairs of black and white and one single ground wire.) Do I now connect all three whites in one wire connector and all three blacks in one?

2) A little slip of paper in the new fixture's box says that I should use wire rated at least 90 degrees. My house was built in the late 30s. I think I remember it only being rated at 60 degrees.

How do I proceed?

Old 09-21-03, 09:58 AM
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1. Yes.
2. You cannot install this fixture without replacing the wire in the wall. If you can access this wire in the attic or crawl space, you may be able to do it without wall damage. If not, and if you aren't prepared to repair the wall, then perhaps you'll want to reinstall the old fixture.

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