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We are installing a ceiling light. We've done them before but this one has the one black wire and 3 white wires . The problem is that the 3 white wires don't fit into the nut with the white wire from the light. I'm curious why there are 3 wires together? Some of our lights don't have that. Thanks for you help! We installed a light in the kitchen earlier today. There was only one white wire and one black one in the ceiling . In the hallway the ceiling has 3 white wires twisted together and one black wire. I turned off the electricity, don't worry.

Asked By: smartkooke - 3/16/2008
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Wrong Maintenance & Repair department,(It should go to Home & Garden>Maintenance & Repairs, he says quietly so as not to embarrase). But Hey, it's up me alley! I believe this light was made to go in a series of lights, also. Sort of a added feature. This means you could connect multiple lights like this, across a... More
Answered By: Chickster - 3/16/2008
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how long did you install your previous one.? these day, the color code had changed.
Answered By: taichi - 3/16/2008
 
Dont electricute yourself because you sometimes can die.
Answered By: Blair A - 3/16/2008
 
buy a bigger nut. they come single or assorted. any hardware store for about 10 cents. i'd be confused also. the only time i see something like that is with ceiling fans that have lights,
Answered By: adam/penny - 3/16/2008
 
can you turn on the hall light from two different places. one end and the other end of the hall. also , use two nuts , tie two wires to a single wire with one nut and then tie the single to where you want to go, or just get a bigger size nut.
Answered By: w00189wr - 3/16/2008
 
I agree with the last respondent. What you are probably seeing is that each light has a white wire and you've seen that wiring the whites together will get you the right response. Some things to remember. electricity is like a loaded gun. It will get you when you least expect it. I almost never turn the power off... More
Answered By: lar - 3/16/2008
 
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