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Real newbie questions on replacing light fixture and grounding

Real newbie questions on replacing light fixture and grounding

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Old 02-28-16, 10:07 AM
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Real newbie questions on replacing light fixture and grounding

I replaced a 20 year old light fixture in my home and had a couple questions mainly on grounding.

-Old fixture had no ground coming from the light
The ground from the house was wrapped around the screw

-New fixture I connected the ground from light to the ground wire from the house

Do both methods produce the same result or does having the ground coming from the light fixture better?

Was I still supposed to wrap around a screw because I didn't on the new fixture?

If one didn't ground at all, what would happen on with this fixture?
 
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Old 02-28-16, 10:33 AM
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The house ground should be pigtailed to the light and the box. The box pigtail must go to a 10-32 ground screw in the box. it can't be wrapped around a fixture screw.
 
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