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  1. Grounding a light fixture with no ground wire?

    Electrical
    Hi there, I hope someone will be able to help with this... I bought a this pendant light fixture that is plug in, and I plan to remove the end of the cable, and hardwire it. I will connect the ribbed wire to the white wire, and the smooth wire to the black wire in the junction box. Here's the...
  2. +/- Not to be repetatively redundant, but I must ask...

    Electrical
    I got a cord/chain with polarized plug from a big box store to make a hanging lamp with. The wider spade looks (through the clear plug) to be attached to the wire with the printing on it. Isn't that wrong? So should I connect the printed wire to the + or the - spot in the lamp socket? One...
  3. Getting small shock from household electronics cases (in Asia). Why?

    Electrical
    Hi, In my apartment, if I touch the bare metal case of certain electronics with a bare finger (in particular the back of a knuckle) while standing on the floor with bare feet, I get a tiny shock. It is absolutely not static electricity. It is a never-ending potential difference between the...
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