I have a modern external light fixture that needs to be attached to an existing exterior electrical 'box'. The older parts of the house have knob & tube wiring and there is evidence of gas plumbing for lighting before the knob & tube was installed. Here, i think but am not certain, it appears as if the knob & tube comes into a 'box' around an old gas line (see photo) but I may be mistaken.
The instructions say to attach:
- white to white
- black to black
- exposed wire to ground
but all i have are two old wires wrapped in what appears to be cloth. the cloth has become quite brittle.
So, how does one go about, safely, installing the new fixture?
Edit: More pictures as requested: