Installation of light fixture

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Old 02-17-20, 12:30 PM
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Installation of light fixture

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Situation: the twisted white wires are still live, but the switch is off--does anything know what the issue is?

Also, the new light fixture has teal and bare ground wires; should I connect those to the green screw, or attempt to fish out a ground from the box?
 
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Old 02-17-20, 12:33 PM
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You have a switch loop there. Two cables...... one is power in and the other is the switch loop.
You need to turn the breaker off for this circuit while working on it.
 
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Old 02-17-20, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the quick response.

I assume I should cover it with a marrette white I'm at it?
 
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Also, how would you suggest I deal with the two ground wires?
 
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Old 02-17-20, 01:28 PM
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Looking again at your wiring...... I see a two wire cable and a three wire cable.
The two black wires should be twisted and capped.
The two white wires should be twisted and capped.
There should be a ground wire coming out of each cable.
They need to get connected together as well as to the box.

Your light should connect to the white splice and the red wire.
 
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I started to work on the other room's fixture, but then the white came loose from somewhere; could you advise me on where to attach the white wire that I'm holding--pic below.
 
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Another pic attached. I'm hoping to sort this out without calling an electrician.
 
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Yes.... that looks like the neutral for the light which will come off the white splice.
 
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Gotcha. So ignore it, and connect the white from the fixture to the two white wires that aren't capped?
 
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