Non existing wall switch for lighting

Old 03-08-14, 04:00 PM
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Non existing wall switch for lighting

I'm removing a ceiling fan, and installing a regular ceiling light fixture. It's an older home with plaster walls, and no ground wire( just black n white). In order to install a switch can I just splice in at the fixture, and run the wire externally across the ceiling, and down the wall, and cover it with molding? I will be adding a metal box to ground the new fixture to as well. I was told it was a diy project, but other then replacing a few switches, n wiring in a ceiling fan I can honestly say I have no experience with electrical work.
Old 03-08-14, 04:19 PM
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Adding a metal box alone will not provide a ground for the fixture. The wiring itself already needs to provide the ground.

If the wiring is not grounded it should not be extended.

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