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Updating light fixture with old wiring.

I'm replacing an old vanity fluorescent light fixture with a Hamilton Bay 4-light bath light. I need to know what I can do to satisfactorily reconnect the wiring...this is an old house and there are only two wires (black and white) coming out of a hole in the wall. How do I properly ground the new light (without replacing the wiring)?
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Posted 2016-11-20T03:36:13+0000  by Shriney Shriney
 
Depending on how your home was wired and it's age, a ground wire may not be readily apparent or may not exist at all.  If you live in a part of the country (like Chicagoland) where metal conduit was commonly used, the metal conduit functions as the equipment ground.  If the circuit was wired with type AC cable or flexible metal conduit, then there would not be in ground wire in the junction box.  In all of those cases, the ground wire from the fixture would be attached with a screw to the metal junction box.

If you have something different or are still unsure, it might be better to hire a licensed electrician to do the work. 
Posted 2016-11-20T11:46:08+0000  by Adam444
 
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