Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Re-doing light outlets in gargage

Posted by crouse99 (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 29, 12 at 13:24

I am going to replace my fluorescent lights in the garage with regular fixtures so I can use screw in bulbs. When I took down one of the fluorescent fixtures there were 3 hot wires wrapped together running to the fixture and 3 neutral wires wrapped together running to the fixture. There's 1 ground wire. Why the extra hot and neutrals? Can I simply cap off 2 of each and wire the other 2 to my new fixture?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Re-doing light outlets in gargage

The "extra" hots and neutrals probably run to other fixtures. You must wire the new fixture the same way that the old one was wired if you want to guarantee that everything will work the same way it used to.

RE: Re-doing light outlets in gargage

Thanks Kurto

RE: Re-doing light outlets in gargage

Why would you want to change to screw-in bulbs? Fluorescent is usually a better choice in a place like a garage.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here