Step 7: Thread the Cord and Ground Wire

thread the cord and ground wire through the chain to rewire an all-weather lantern
Photo: Kristine Larsen
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Thread the cord and ground wire through the chain and into the canopy's hollow screw that connects to the fixture's mounting hardware. Now hook up the lantern (learn how at thisoldhouse.com), and admire its radiance.
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    Tools List

    • wire strippers
      Wire stripper
    • Phillips screwdriver
      Phillips-head screwdriver
    • lineman's pliers
      Pliers (heavy-duty chain pliers work best)

    Shopping List

    Deep Leaf cast-iron ceiling canopy in antiqued-bronze finish, including hanging loop and mounting hardware

    1½-by--inch plated steel chain in antiqued-brass finish

    2-inch brass socket housing (helps protect socket from the weather)

    Leviton medium-size porcelain keyless socket with die-cast cap and set screw-inch brass hanging loop with wireway

    1-inch threaded hollow brass screw 'nipple'

    Copper ground wire with attached ring (the safest bet for exterior lighting)

    Black standard lamp wire