I have a little bit of a conundrum. I've inherited a cabin that was 90% complete, but there a few little jobs left, one being a light junction box in my pantry that I need to hook a light up to. It's already drywalled so I can't see where wires are going, and there is no obvious light switch. I have 3 sets of wires coming into the junction that are capped together, plus the ground wire. It looks like this:
I'm assuming white is neutral, black is hot, and red is usually another hot? I've used a multimeter and when checking the black and white wires I get a voltage reading, when I check the white and red together I get no reading.
There's a working/functional 3-way light switch on the outside of the pantry for lights located on a staircase nearby but I don't think that would be the switch for this as it would just be an odd set up.
I'm guessing it could just be wired to have a light with a pull chord or turn switch on the light to turn things on and off. Is that possible? Meaning the power is always on to this junction and the light fixture will have to control the on/off?
Anyway, looking for some advice, I can check things with a multimeter etc. to help diagnose what is wired up here, but all I really want to do is hook up a light here without frying myself or burning the cabin down.
Thanks for any advice, appreciate it!