Fixture has no ground wire


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Old 10-28-00, 04:26 PM
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New 2-light wall fixture has no ground wire and each light socket has its own set of black & white wires. Do I attach both black socket wires to the black house wire -- 3 in one connector? What do I do with the house ground wire?

[This message has been edited by Geneva (edited October 28, 2000).]

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Old 10-28-00, 04:37 PM
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Connect it just like you say. All the blacks together, all the whites together. The bracket that the fixture mounts to should have a green screw, which is where the house grounding conductor will terminate. If no identified place to attach it, just push it back into the box, making sure it will not contact any parts of the wire connectors.

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Old 10-28-00, 07:07 PM
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RickM is right. You may have an all plastic light fixture that has no exposed metal. This type of fixture will not have an equipment grounding connection available. If so then just push the bare house wire back in the box unused, because the fixture is a double insulated fixture.

Good Luck

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