add a light to existing circuit

awa1031October 23, 2011

I added a light fixture to an existing circuit in bathroom. I spliced between switch and existing light fixture. Black to black to black--white to white to white--ground to ground to ground. Now new light is on and old fixture glows faintly. When I turn swich on the reverse. Any suggestions.

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Ron Natalie

Sounds like you spliced into a switch loop. I bet if you remove the bulb from the fixture neither will light.

You need to put that back the way it was (and hopefully that "splice" is in a switch box), and fish the feed to the new fixture from the box on the original fixture.

    Bookmark   October 24, 2011 at 7:18AM
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