I know only the basics with electricity, and just bought my own home.
The previous owner half finished the attic. He sheetrocked everything, but in two spots there are just wires out of the sheetrock with temporoary lights hooked up to them.
The first is on a two way switch (what i would call it) where you can turn the lights on/off from two different switches, one at the top and one at the bottom of the stairs. There are 2 lights attached to these switches--a track light, wich only has 1 set of wires (the black, white and ground) connected to it. the other has 2 sets of wires, with the blacks together to the black of a temporary light socket and the two whites together to the white of the temporary light socket. then the two grounds are together. Seems wierd to me--why would there be two wires????
The second is even more confusing to me. There is a light switch that controls a temp light. there is only wire coming out of the switch, so the power must be in the ceiling. but out of the ceiling is coming 3 wires (i.e., 3 wires that contain the 3 electrical wires, not sure of what to call them). two of the whites are attached to the white of the light socket. then, the other white of the 3rd wire is attached to the black of the light socket. all three black wires are nutted together and the three grounds the same. my guess is that somehow the light switch is involved here, and there is another outlet in this part of the room that must be involved. just seems like an awful lot of wires............
thanks for any help.