|Forum topic by TheLastDeadMouse||posted 02-04-2015 03:09 AM||704 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-04-2015 03:09 AM
Quick background, the total of my electrical experience is replacing a couple kitchen fixtures, greenhouse fans, and a college electrical circuits class 8 years ago.
I had a 8ft T12 fluorescent light with a ballast that went bad, so I decided to just replace it with a new 8ft T8 fixture since the ballast and the new fixture were about the same price. I took the old fixture down and got more than I bargained for with the wiring.
The light is controlled by two switches, but its not a typical three way switch, both switches have to be on for the lights to turn on. There’s an additional 3 fixtures that run off the same switches. Taking the old fixture down, there’s a an orange and a black wire leading to the next fixture in line, then two strands of 12/2 and one 14/2 coming from the attic. None are marked.
I’ve never wired anything where I couldn’t just go white to white and black to black, but there’s more going on here than I’ve ever encountered before. Any help on how to proceed?