Electrical Wiring for Trailer Home Bedroom Light
I live in a trailer house and the light in the bedroom is the junction box which has 4 sets of positive and negative but only one set is hot….
Identifying Electrical Wiring for a Trailer Home Light Circuit
Question: I live in a trailer house and the light in the bedroom is the junction box which has 4 sets of positive and negative but only one set is hot. How do I go about wiring it? The wiring seems to be pretty messed up.
This electrical question came from: Steven, a Handyman from Amarillo , Texas.
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Thanks for your electrical question Steven.
Testers for Identifying Electrical Wiring
- Steven, all of the wires will need to be identified in order to make the correct connections.
- With a junction box like this there is typically power coming in, power going out and one set of wires that may be used for the switched leg of power for the light fixture as well.
- This can only be positively verified by using a tester or a continuity meter.
Electrical Junction Boxes for Home Wiring
Understanding electrical junction boxes and what they are used for. Home electrical wiring is the process of installing electrical wire to a location that will serve electrical devices or an appliance. One very important component is the box where the wire will be installed. The type and size of the home wiring electrical boxes will depend upon the circuit size, application and its location.
Understanding Electrical Testers
When working on home electrical wiring using voltage testers can play an important part in electrical safety. Electrical testers enable you to identify electrical circuits and help prevent the possibility of accidental electrical shock.
Types of Electrical Testers
Using Electrical Testers
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