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PRedLSU 05-23-2010 09:18 PM

Light fixture needs a ground wire
I recently received a hanging light fixture from a friend who purchased it at a garage sale. The light fixture has no ground wire. How would I go about installing one, or grounding this fixture without one?

Thanks in advance.

Scuba_Dave 05-23-2010 09:20 PM

Do you have a pic of the fixture ?
Usually just attach a ground wire somewhere if its metal

Red Squirrel 05-23-2010 09:22 PM

Is it mostly metal, and does any metal part become in solid contact with the junction box? It probably gets it's ground that way. If it's a chained fixture, then that would not work well as the bond between each link would not be sufficient, so maybe the ground is actually missing.

PRedLSU 05-23-2010 09:29 PM
It essentially looks like the above. It hangs by a foot or so long chain and enters the ceiling through a little plate that covers up the outlet box. I suppose if I just connect a wire to the top of the lamp, run it up through the chain and around the outlet box, that would do?

Tom Struble 05-23-2010 09:35 PM

that how i usually see them done,maybe attach the wire first to a ring terminal big enough to go around the nipple and clamp it between the fixture and the finial

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