Re: Light Fixture for 1820 house
It sounds like you have 2 hot wires and 2 neutral wires. You wired the switch across the hot and neutral causing a direct short which popped the breaker. First you need to determine which is the hot and which is the neutral. The switch should be wired so one side is to the hot leads and the other side of the switch is to the black wire on the light. Only the switch lead should be connected to the lights black wire. If you can't determine which of the wires are hot you need to get an electrician.
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