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Old 09-26-2010, 03:49 PM   #1
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how to install this shoplight?

Hi everyone, first time poster here. I don't know much about home diy, and my dad mostly does woodwork around the house as a hobby.

My dad bought this light fixture from a thrift shop of sort and he doesn't know how to install it. All I know is it uses a ballast p. I've taken some pictures and hopefully one of you experts can tell us what's going on.

There's no plug coming out of the fixture so how do we get power into it? Also, how do we find out what kind of bulb it uses. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #2
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best guess is white from supply connected to two white wires twisted together (no wire nut currently) and black from supply connected to blacks currently joined by yellow wire nut. Ground from supply to housing where green wire attaches.
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I agree with oberkc.

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Those guy hit the the spot however let me add one more comment here make sure you secured the ballast otherwise you may have issue like noise and very poor grounding as well { the golden rules with ballast is never float them } and check the tombstone connections to make sure they are good and tight you can wiggle it.

If it came out just push it back in.

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Since you don't have the instructions that may allow you to, do not fasten the fixture directly
to the wall or ceiling. Instead hang the fixture from chains or otherwise leave a few inches of
space so air can circulate around it and keep the ballast inside from overheating.
Stick to your lawn watering schedule until it really starts to pour. After the storm you have only the same number of rest days you always had and then you need to start watering again.
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