DIYer needs help


Old 01-13-10, 03:33 PM
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I am attempting to change one existing bathroom light fixture (above the two dual mirrors) to two new fixtures...there is one box in the middle with the usual white and black wires. How do I "split" these single white and black wires to accomodate the two new individual fixtures? Can anyone help me -- and keep it simple?
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Old 01-13-10, 03:58 PM
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If you are replacing a single fixture with two new fixtures, both new fixtures need a seperate elecrical box. You may be able to incorporate the old wire into one of the new boxes, if you cannot, the original box cannot be buried in the wall, it needs a cover plate for access.

If you understand what I am talking about, then make the changes, if not, call a pro.
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Light Fixtures

Install a ceiling box for each fixture. Run a cable from the old box to each of the new boxes.

At the old box, connect the 3 ground wires together.

At the old box connect the 3 white wires together.

At the old box connect the 3 black wires together.

Install the fixtures at the new boxes.

Install a cover on the old box and be sure it remains accessable.
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