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Old 08-03-2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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light fixture ground bracket

Purchased a wall light fixture that came with a bracket that gets attached to the metal box. The ground screw is on the bracket. There is one 14/2 wire in the metal box n ow with a ground. Wrapped the 14/2 ground wire around the cable clamp screw. Does the ground wire from the light fixture also need to be wrapped around the cable cable screw? Either way or something else? Also do all of the wires have to be pushed back in to the metal box behind the light fixture bracket or in front? Either way? Thanks.


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Old 08-04-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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Wirenut together the 14/2 ground, the fixture ground, and a 6" piece of bare, or Green wire (a pigtail). Attach that pigtail to the Green Screw on the mounting bracket.

Be careful to make a solid, tight connection for the wires.

The wires should be pushed back behind the bracket into the wall box.


Installation is the Reverse of Removal.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:55 AM   #3
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I generally just bond the metal electrical box and hit the ground lead on the fixture, the bracket gets bonded by the screws used to support the bracket to the metal box... just my MO anyway.
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