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Electrical Wiring for Trailer Home Bedroom Light


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

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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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Steven.

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  • 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.

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