Wiring problem- track lighting to bx cable


Old 07-22-16, 11:22 AM
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Wiring problem- track lighting to bx cable

client had removed a track lighting unit wired into a break in a bx cable, I connected black to the two blacks and white to two white,Name:  IMG_3380.jpg
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Old 07-22-16, 11:56 AM
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What is the wiring at the switch? If it has a black and white wire on it you connected it wrong.

Step back further and give us another picture of the connection.
client had removed a track lighting unit wired into a break in a bx cable... My electric skills are limited
Then for liability reasons you need to tell him to call an electrician. Nothing in the picture looks right.
Old 07-22-16, 03:42 PM
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You've run into a switch loop. One of those cables is the supply.... hot and neutral.
The other cable goes to the switch.

You're going to need to identify the hot wire/neutral cable.

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You have a mess as that also needs a proper metal junction box and connectors for the cables.

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