Wiring for a pendant light


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Old 05-18-20, 11:07 AM
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Wiring for a pendant light

I have 2 ground wires and 2 green screws for ground wires. How do you connect them all ? Thanks


 
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Old 05-18-20, 11:17 AM
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That link is a site not allowed here and has been truncated.
Try posting directly...... How-to-insert-pictures.
 
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Old 05-18-20, 03:20 PM
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I was posting it through my phone so it was a little different. Photos added
 
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Old 05-18-20, 06:10 PM
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You have two cables there so there are two ground wires. I can't tell what type of box that is but usually the wire that is attached to that front screw gets put on a screw in the back of the box.

You don't need to attach anything to the green screw on the fixture bar.
You'll connect the bare ground wire directly to the splice of the two ground wires.
 
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Old 05-18-20, 06:33 PM
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Not helpful but I have to rant here.
It drives me crazy to see electrical boxes and connections painted like this one.
If I ever saw a painter do this I would fire them on the spot.
Why bother with fireproof materials and then coat everything in flammable paint.

Remove the ground wires, clean them and reattach them.
One of them looks like it has already been moved so it may not even be acting as a ground anymore if the screw is on painted wire.
 
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Old 05-18-20, 06:38 PM
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Painted wiring is extremely common. It's from spraying the paint on the wall.

When I prewire a place...... mostly commercial.... I'll put a thin piece of cardboard over the wiring.
 
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Old 05-20-20, 07:44 PM
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Thank you all. I wouldnt want to mess with it if its not necessary.

you’re corrected. This electrical box can be control from multiple locations thus there are 2 wires of each. I wanted to follow what you suggested but i dont think the wire would attach at all if i put the wire to the back of the screw. I could do a pigtail. Also, when i look careful i see theres a ground wire thats hanging and not connect to the green screw at all, is it common to have one connected and other hanging?


 
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Old 05-20-20, 10:38 PM
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All grounds need to be connected together.
So you can attach the loose ground to the one under the screw and then add the fixture ground wire.
 
 

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