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adding lighting to suspended ceiling from existing junction box

adding lighting to suspended ceiling from existing junction box


Old 02-28-08, 07:11 AM
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adding lighting to suspended ceiling from existing junction box

Good morning,
Looking for a bit of assistance on adding a new light to a suspended ceiling. On my existing ceiling joists there is a live electrical outlet that has a light in it. I plan on using the adjustable baoxes and setting them in a new suspended ceiling that I installed. My question is this. In the joist box I have the existing light joined by the black and white wire only. In the box itself the grounds are braided together but there is no ground attached to the existing ceiling light. I plan on adding a jumper wire to the new fixture. I want to install another fixture in my new ceiling and I'm wondering should I just connect the white and the black wires or should I connect the ground wire in the existing junction box and extend this to the new box being installed in my suspended ceiling?
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Old 02-28-08, 08:54 AM
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You must extend the ground. It should also be pigtailed to the grounding screw of any metal boxes used.
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