Wiring question in ceiling box... no exposed second wire

Old 08-10-21, 04:38 PM
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Wiring question in ceiling box... no exposed second wire

This ceiling box in our dining room was capped but left by the builder is attached to two different light switches on the wall. There are a number of pass thru wires for other canned lights in the ceiling. For this junction box there is a single yellow wire on the right (with white paint on it) that is ready for a lamp. In the photo, you can see the second white / grey wire is a big "loop" (see photo) and passes thru the box with no exposed ends currently.

To hang a ceiling lamp, I need two lines. My understanding is that the yellow wire is likely the "hot" line and can be attached and the second "loop" wire just needs to have a section of the coating removed so that it can be attached and that is likely the return wire.

Does this sound correct? I am thrown by the "loop" wire which currently has no exposed ends. How would others handle this?
Old 08-10-21, 10:13 PM
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That's a quick and easy way to wire.
Yes.... the yellow is the switched hot wire.
Cut the gray loop in the middle and create a splice. You'll have two grays and your white fixture wire.
Be sure the circuit is turned off before cutting the gray wire.

That is an HD box too.

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