Two black wires and one white in old ceiling fixture ?

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Old 08-05-17, 08:58 PM
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Two black wires and one white in old ceiling fixture ?

I'm replacing an old ceiling fixture and Found it wired up with 2 black wires along with the white wire.
The new light fixture is just the white and black with a ground.
The light switch for this old fixture also lights up another light I close by.
Do I wire the 2 existing black together then attach to black on new light ?
 
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Old 08-05-17, 11:14 PM
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In order to have two black wires and only one white there you would have to have conduit. Is that correct ?

Normally that would have been wired with two cables.... a black and white wire in each.

Could the second white wire be broken off or hidden ?
Can you post a picture of the box and wiring ? http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html
 
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here is the pic

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as you can see there are 2 black wires and one white on fixture?? I'm confused
 
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What is in the box? Two wires under a single screw is not code compliant; you need to connect those two wires along with a third (pigtail) with a wire nut in the box and then connect the pigtail to the fixture.
 
 

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