Old Home with no grounding fixture!


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Old 09-09-04, 08:25 PM
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Question Old Home with no grounding fixture!

I am attempting to install a new light fixture in a bathroom, however, the wiring is the typical 'blk n white' running directly from the switch. Of course the fixture has the additional ground wire. I know what to do with the ground wire but in this case there is NO place to attach it, only the wire with the 'blk n white' is present hanging through a hole. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 09-10-04, 12:30 PM
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If there is a grounding wire in the box, attach your fixture grounding wire to it.

Else, if the box is metal, use a real green grounding screw (not a sheet metal screw) to attach the fixture grounding wire to the box.

Else, leave the fixture grounding wire unconnected, taking steps to ensure it doesn't accidentally touch anything it shouldn't.
 
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Old 09-11-04, 01:46 AM
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The old house...

There is absolutely no metal fixture, just wire. I connected the hot and cold as usual and attached the ground to the back plate of the lights fixture... If you smell smoke...come a running...
 
 

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