Old house, no ground, new light fixture with ground wire

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Old 04-06-08, 04:29 PM
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Old house, no ground, new light fixture with ground wire

Can I install a new light fixture that has a ground wire if I don't have a ground wire in my electrical box? My house is 45 years old and doesn't have grounded wiring. I'm trying to install a new light fixture in my kitchen and the electrical box has a black and a white wire only. The previous light fixture also had only the black and white wires. The previous light fixture is only 5 years old, which I installed it myself. But this new light fixture I purchased has a white, a black and a green. Can I install it safely? Or do I need to find a light fixture with only black and white wires?
 
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Old 04-06-08, 05:03 PM
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If the box is metal connect the ground to the box. If it is not then just cap it and leave it in the box.
 
 

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