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Old 03-06-2011, 05:25 PM   #1
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I was installing a light fixture and I connected the white to the white and the black to the black, However I did not connect the new ground to the existing ground because the existing ground was attached to the existing box, so I figured I didn't need to. Is this going to be a problem in the future? I dont want my house to burn down...Thanks for all responses

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Mike you are the best, big relief to know that....much appreciated
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I don't think anything is going to burn down but depending on how the fixture is constructed, you could end up with the fixture not being grounded. That would be a safety hazard and should be fixed.
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Screw the ground wire that came with the fixture to the box. This is typically done when the box is up against a wood stud and you drill a 1/8" to 3/16" hole (unless a hole already exists) in the box only. Or clip this wire to the rim of the box using a clip (sold separately) meant for this.
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