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Old 03-18-2011, 12:46 PM  
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Hi all:
My folks bought an old house and during a bathroom remodel I was adding a can light. When I pulled out the junction box that housed the old light, the wires came apart and I can't seem to get them back together correctly. I have attached a crude diagram, but will attempt to explain too.

I have a hot line coming from the fuse box, a switch in the wall to control the light I'm putting in, and then 2 lines feeding switches in two other rooms.

Before I pulled out the box, it looked like they had a group of whites pigtailed together with one black, and then the other two blacks pigtailed together and everything worked fine. I've tried all different combinations, but either I trip the fuse or everything works but the switch on the wall.

Can someone look at my picture and tell me how to group the wires to make everything work?

Thanks,
John

EDIT: Forgot to add my two wires from the light, but we will call them 9 (black) and 10 (white).


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All whites are pigtailed together including the new light but not including the white to the switch. All blacks are pigtailed together except the one to the light. Join the white from the switch to the black from the light.
Power goes to the switch on black and comes back on the white.


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All whites are pigtailed together including the new light but not including the white to the switch. All blacks are pigtailed together except the one to the light. Join the white from the switch to the black from the light.
Power goes to the switch on black and comes back on the white.
Thanks, I will give that a shot. I appreciate it!

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Connect 5,3,1 & 8.
Connect 6,4,2 & fixture white.
Connect 7 and fixture black.
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Working like a champ, thanks everyone!


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