exposed wires in older home


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Old 06-16-21, 12:21 PM
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exposed wires in older home

Ive decided to remodel my bathroom myself. I have no experience doing electrical. I am concerned about the exposed wiring i found after removing the original light fixture. I assume its not normal for it to look this way? To my knowledge this home was 100% original. Let me know your thoughts please.

Thanks!! Christine
 
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That is pretty normal and about what you'll see if you remove a light fixture, switch or outlet. Inside a box or enclosure you will usually see the outside sheath of the cable removed exposing the inner conductors. The bare copper conductors are the grounds. The black wires are hots. The white wires are neutrals.
 
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If the exposed wiring you speak of is the bare wires showing then there is no problem. They are the ground wires and are attached correctly. The white and black wires have wire nuts which are also correct.
 
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Old 06-16-21, 07:37 PM
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ok cool thanks! makes me feel better. Now to figure out how to wire up the new light.
 
 

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