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Old 03-08-2013, 06:55 PM   #16
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based on this recessed ligth adapter, i can wire the ground to the recessed can.


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Old 03-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #17
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If light fixture doesn't have ground or ground came loose or wasn't wired correctly, can circuit breaker still trip in case of overload?
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The ground is for a short circuit or a fault.

The breaker will trip on overload without a ground.
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Even though the breaker may still trip it still may be VERY dangerous.

WHY are you asking this?
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Even though the breaker may still trip it still may be VERY dangerous.

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So then this thread is a duplicate of the other.
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So then this thread is a duplicate of the other.
OK, I get it now. He was not liking the answers in the other thread so he started this one hoping for more favorable ones.
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based on this recessed ligth adapter, i can wire the ground to the recessed can.

That adapter kit is out the window now. You cut the wires, removed the socket and thermal overload.

REMOVE the can, install a fixture box, patch the ceiling and install your track.
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OK, I get it now. He was not liking the answers in the other thread so he started this one hoping for more favorable ones.
Isn't that the logical thing to do? lol...
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Isn't that the logical thing to do? lol...
Not the first time, nor will it be the last!
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Not the first time, nor will it be the last!
It does seem to be the MO for this type of situation... :-/
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OK, I get it now. He was not liking the answers in the other thread so he started this one hoping for more favorable ones.
He probably should have asked this IN the other thread, but it wasn't covered there, so he is asking. I didn't read the other thread very carefully, but I expect he can't figure out how to access the ground and wants to make sure the breaker will still work if he blows it off. Not a big deal.

The bigger issue is whether he should be doing electrical work if he has to ask a question like this. There isn't much that is more basic.
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He wants to tape the ground to the shell of the can.
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but the recessed can is grounded, right? and i can tape the grounding wire of tracklight to the recessed can, right?

i'm not saying that's the proper way but it can be done like that, right?
You can wrap it around a clothes hanger and nail it to the stud, if you want, and you can turn the can upside down if you want.

If you want it to work right, go with the advice you've requested.

My advise is to leave it alone.
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It's a bit confusing, but the two threads were merged.

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