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mudworm 12-04-2011 04:13 PM

Help! Romex to a light socket, what to do with ground wire?
Sorry, I'm in the middle of the project and don't have time to do extensive Google Search. Hope I can get a quick answer from the forum.

I'm replacing the old knob and tubes. We have this outside light that basically is just a light socket hanging off of a metal tube that goes from the attic to the outside. I've taken the socket out by disconnecting the old hot and neutral wires. Now, I have pushed a 14-2 Romex through the metal tube and need to hook the cable up to the socket. There is not a ground screw in the socket. What do I do with the ground wire?

kbsparky 12-04-2011 05:21 PM

I would look for a suitable place to install some sort of grounding screw on the frame of the fixture, and connect it there.

mudworm 12-04-2011 11:40 PM

Thanks. This is with a porcelain socket. I went ahead and bent the ground wire backward to tuck it back into the metal tube. If the inspector notices it and doesn't like it, I'll change it then.

jimmy21 12-05-2011 02:28 AM

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Get a ground clip or drill and tap a 10-32 ground screw somewhere

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