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rootyb
Pull chain ceiling lampholder

I am installing a light fixture in my attic (the type normally placed in the basement) and wondering why this doesn't have a ground. Can I just place a wire nut on the ground wire and leave it like that? The only fixtures I could find with the ground were the ones that also had the outlets. Anyone care to help me on this? Thanks

Re: Pull chain ceiling lampholder

Most pull chain devices are made of non conductive material either Porcelain or plastic and does not require a ground connection. just push it to the back of the box or connect it to the other grounds in the box and cap it off with a wire nut.

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Pull chain ceiling lampholder

I agree.
If you are using a plastic box, cap and push the green in the the box.
But if using a metal box, by all means ground the box with a green ground screw...

Re: Pull chain ceiling lampholder

My Bad Ernie good call. Thanks for the correction

Ernie_Fergler
Re: Pull chain ceiling lampholder

Sometimes we just need a we bit more info:D
Plus if the porcelain fixture has that outlet feature, then of course we would ground said device. I really never cared for those.
Not very big on any type cord cord that near the bulb.

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