ceiling light basic electrical question
I had a ceiling light in the kitchen. I noticed it was flickering and the socket wires on one side were fried. I got a replacement from lowes and it should be pretty straightforward but I noticed there is a black hot wire and a wire pigtailed from a tan wire in romex.
Ok the pigtail also has a bare ground wire in the pigtail. It seems to me that when the circuit is completed at the least the bare wire would be hot.
The house is a 1930's that has had a lot of work done over the years. most of the wiring is actuall the cloth covered stuff. Ill try to take a pic later but does this seem right? maybe the cause of the flickering and fried smaller socket wires?