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Connect the white and black wires back on to where the other black and white wires connected. There should also be a green pigtail coming out of the fixture which will be the ground. If it has a chain, then the wire running through the chain will be the ground wire.

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Can you run power from a light fixture to another light fixture?

Yes. Connect Black to Black, White to White and bare ground wires together.

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What color screw does the black wire attach in a porcelain light fixture?

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How do you connect wire to a breaker?

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