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Replacing an outside porch light fixture

Posted by Dave Reifsnyder on October 28th, 2002 05:08 PM
In reply to Changing out old light fixtures by Robert on June 15th, 2000 05:29 PM [Go to top of thread]

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I have taken the old fixture off the wall and have a square box with a vertical metal strip down the middle and a white and a black wire hte ground wire appears to be folded inside the box with a wire connector. The new fixture looks the same as the old one except it shows it connected to a octagonal box with hardware that forms a cross. It has a black wire , a white wire and a bare wire. Is it possible to mount the new one somehow and should I find the bare wire in the old bos an connect it to the new bare wire and connect it with a wire connector. This is probably basic but I do not usually do electrical repairs.

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