Need help installing a pull chain switch


Old 08-16-05, 07:51 AM
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I moved into an older home that had the light fixture attached to the medicine cabinet. The light fixture was not controlled by the wall plate switch but by a push button switch on the fixture. I have removed the cabinet and I now want to install a independent light fixture. The problem, the light fixture was designed to be installed on a line that currently runs to a wall plate. I have however, drilled a hole to add a pull chain switch. The light fixture has four wires, 2 white and 2 black. Coming out of the wall is a line with 1 white and 1 black wire. I have hooked up the light and it does work. However, I do not know how to wire the pull chain switch in. The switch has two black wires coming from it. What do I hook these wires to to break the current so that the pull chain switch works correctly???? Thanks for any help you can give.
Old 08-16-05, 09:26 AM
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Connect the two blacks from the fixture to one of the blacks from the switch with a pigtail. Connect the black from the wall to the other black from the switch with a pigtail.

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