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06:47AM | 09/10/07
Member Since: 09/09/07
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have a wall box installed with white wire, black wire and ground wire. I have purchased a wall lamp that is wired with a plug in cord. It looks like I can disconnect the cord and connect the white on the fixture to the wall white wires and the black on the fixture to the black wall wires but there is no ground wire . I guess the intent was to ground thru the plug. What if anything do I do about that? Also the mount for the fixture doesn’t have a hole to pull the wires thru. Do I drill one? The mounting holes for the bracket are set apart wider than the hole spacing of the wall box. Somehow I think there are brackets you can screw to the box? Would appreciate some help. Thanks

Tom O

03:40PM | 09/11/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
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Unless there are instructions that indicate the fixture could be hard wired, then you should avoid making any modifications to the fixture or using it in a way that was not intended by the manufacturer.


01:06PM | 09/14/07
Member Since: 09/09/07
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To answer my own question -got a bracket for the box. Wired fine. Working well. Wiring is wiring Tom

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