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Old 12-28-2010, 10:56 PM   #1
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Replacing an outdoor light fixture...


Howdy! I am having some trouble figuring out what I need to do when replacing an old light fixture. My house was built in 1983... I know that could come into play...

The junction box I am attaching the new fixture to has a black, white, and a bare copper ground coming out of it that the old light fixture was attached to.

My new light fixture just has white and black wire to attach.


What do I do with the ground coming from the box? There is no where to attach it to the new fixture. Thanks in advance for any help!!!!

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:13 PM   #2
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The bracket to which the light fixture attaches to the box should have a green screw; attach the bare wire to that screw.

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Old 12-28-2010, 11:14 PM   #3
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ps) there should also be a green or bare ground wire with the light fixture
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #4
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Man... I feel like a moron. There's the screw. Plain as day. I finally gave up and started installing it. Now after getting it fully installed it doesn't come on. Man, frustrating. I'm about to pull it back out and see if one of my connections is bad. Dang.
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:56 PM   #5
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Nevermind. It's a stupid dusk til dawn flood light that takes 1-2 minutes to fire up if it hasn't been turned on lately. Completely worthless as a normal switch operated flood light. Back to Wal-Mart we go.
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