I am replacing a bathroom light fixture in an old condo built in the 70s. There is armored cable coming into the fixture from the wall.
From my understanding is that I need to do these steps,
- Install an old work/junction box w/ armored cable connector and attach cable.
- Attach the three wires (black to black), (white to white), (ground from light fixture to ground in old work box. Is that right and safe?
Do I have to voltage test to make sure my old wires can handle the voltage of the new light fixture wires without starting a fire?
Pardon my ignorance on any of this. This is my first time doing electrical work.
Am I safe doing this without starting a fire?
Let me know if I am missing any important steps. Thanks!!!
Work Complete Update - I had to extend the armored cable with an EMT connection and new cable as I couldn't pull cable out of the wall to reach to the newly located floating work box. No mc flex cable connection available at the stores to extend the cable so a EMT connection was used.
As instructed, tested for ground and also installed anti-short bushings. Connected wires and connected ground to the ground screws. Used CFLs to create less heat for the older wires in the walls.
1.5 Year Update - No Problems with light fixture / light