Ungrounded light fixture


Old 07-22-02, 07:53 AM
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Ungrounded light fixture

This is relating to some ground questions. My neighbor had flo light fixture hooked to a 2 wire system. It shorted to ground, rubbed against a conduit, then touch part of ungrounded water line I believe and the contact the house siding. It energize the whole house with alum siding including handrail. Lucky it didnt get him in the bath or something,,, maybe he learn not to pull the grounding prong out of the plug. Goes to show that without the proper bonding it didnt clear the fault but pass it on random and who knows where it end up.
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Old 07-22-02, 10:20 AM
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Yeah, as a General Rule, I would try not to use your aluminum siding as a conductor... Although, I haven't seen that in the NEC yet.
Old 07-22-02, 10:57 AM
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you're a real rocket scientist.
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