How to Install a Light Fixture With a Ground Wire When the Outlet Box Doesn't Have One

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Installing a light fixture with a ground inside the electrical box will require a battery powered drill and a few other tools. Install a light fixture with a ground inside the electrical box with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Video Transcript

Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and today, I'm gonna talk to you about how to install a light fixture when there's no ground inside the electrical box. With a lot of light fixtures these days, this is very easy to get around. For this job, I'm gonna be using a battery powered drill with a Phillips tip bit, some wire nuts, a support brace for the inside of the electrical box, and my new fixture. When the light fixture box doesn't have a ground, you should have two wires coming out of there, a black one and a white one. The black is gonna be your hot and the white is gonna be the neutral. So, first thing we're gonna do is take our brace and install it on our holes. And, for that, I'm gonna be using the screws that they've provided with my light kit, go ahead and attach these. Now, I'm gonna twist it to where I want my mounting bolts to be placed, and then, I'm gonna tighten up the slide screw. After that, I'm gonna take my ground wire, and on this support base, they have a ground screw. I'm gonna take my wire and wrap it around that screw, and then tighten it up with a drill. Now, I'm going to go ahead and wire it up, my other wires with the color coordination. Now, I'm going to take my wires and tuck them back into the box. And, I'm gonna take my light and put it on my mounting screws and go ahead and put the caps on there. It's very important to remember that when you're messing with any electrical, first of all, turn the electric off at the box. Second of all, you wanna make sure that everything that has power running to it is grounded. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project!


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