Electrical

Electrical Questions? Ask an Electrician Online.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Electrical

Thank you so much response but I'm a little confused as so

Customer Question
Hello, Thank you so much for...
Hello,
Thank you so much for your response but I'm a little confused as so how I can bond the ground wire to my fixture. Am I able to send you a picture of my design. It is basically swag pennant lighting so it doesn't have a normal metal chandelier frame but the pennants are draped around a pole that is hung from the ceiling from metal chain. here is a very similar image to what I have designed: http://g02.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1pzIZIXXXXXaGXVXXq6xXFXXXW/E27-Painted-Iron-Retro-vintage-font-b-pendant-b-font-light-Countryside-font-b-Antique-b.jpg
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Electrical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
6/20/2016
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago
JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 41
Experience: Journeyman Electrician, Lead Man (Sub-Foreman) at Romanoff Electric
Verified

Hi Lauren, that's a very interesting/ unique kind of fixture . I've never encountered / installed one quite like your example picture but I would imagine the metal chain is grounded properly up in the ceiling box to ensure the feed wire down to the light doesn't accidentally energize it. In other words a jumper wire is installed linking the canopy ceiling box cover which has the chain mechanically attached to it, the other end of the jumper is tied to the buildings grounding system. you can take a picture with your camera/ smarthphone and upload it to you computer and attach visual files if you need to .

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

I'll also add If the rod that the pendants are hanging from is any kind of mtal/conductive material the chain will have to be firmly mechanically attached to ensure it remains grounded as well.

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

I understand once you have routed the 14-2 with ground the lamp holders themselves do not have provisions for a grounding connection I have installed many fixtures that had this issue and just the circuit conductors were ran to the holder , but this was always if the chase the conductors were ran through was grounded to the canopy bond and the lamp holder itself was securely fastened to the rest of the fixture..

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

In my estimation if there is any metal non circuit carrying conductive parts in the lamp holder we need to find a way for it to be grounded either mechanically or through a bonding conductor. are the lamp holders plastic? was this entire design from scratch or did you find the lamp holder pre-wired from a manufacturer ?

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think I just figured out our confusion - I ran to home depot to grab a few things and I believe the employee in the electrical department cleared it up. I am using a 3 wire cable that is for the interior of wall when really I should be using a 2 wire cable since this is a plug in temporary display - it is not wired into a box.
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

I can see where you are coming from and what the home depot employee said,There are many older light fixtures in most homes that are still 2 wire corded applications that work fine, but if a piece of equipment runs on electricity and has metal parts like your hanging chain and if the lamp holder themselves are made of a conductive material they should be grounded with he green safety wire from your Cerro wire, even if it's temporary it should be properly grounded. Will the lamp work? Sure, the 2 current carrying conductors is all that's needed for it to light up, but will it be 100 % safe without the 3rd safety wire running to it? Then the answer is no, it's why the National Electric Code went from old style 2 wire connections to the modern 3 wire we see in our homes today.

I just want you and your reception guests to be safe, also why I reiterate that you do extensive tests once you have completed the project so you know the fixture wont be a fire hazard.

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
got - it. Thank you so much for all the information I really appreciate it. It seems that the lamp wire I'll be using doesn't come with grounded wire - it only comes in two strand. So I guess I'll have to do some more research before I move forward, unless you know of lamp wire that is grounded.
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

Unfortunately all the cord style cable I know of is 2 wire, the real question is the lamp holders themselves. What are they made out of ? ceramic? plastic or fiberglass ?If the lamp holders the 18-2 cord is running to are from non-conductive materials and they can not become energized then everything should be fine as long as anything in the fixture that is conductive is grounded, i.e. the chain and if the rod is conductive. the green wire can just be capped/ taped off if there is nothing further that can become energized.

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Electrician: JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-,
 replied 1 year ago

I hope that answers your question and what to think of as you proceed. I understand the appeal of vintage looking appliances and the desire to restore them, that demand is the reason you can still buy these out-dated cords.Thank you very much for your question, do not forget to rate me, and have a wonderful day ! If you have further questions do not hesitate to do so as long as this thread remains open.

Ask Your Own Electrical Question
Ask JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4- Your Own Question
JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-
JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-
JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4-
Category: Electrical
Satisfied Customers: 41
41 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Journeyman Electrician, Lead Man (Sub-Foreman) at Romanoff Electric

JACUSTOMER-1eysp1u4- is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mike

Mike

Master Electrician

1,425 satisfied customers

Licensed Master Electrician - OnQ Certified Data Voice Audio Video Installer

Jason

Jason

Service Technician

3,940 satisfied customers

Over 20 years of experience in all types of installations, troubleshooting, and repairs.

Mike G.

Mike G.

Master Electrician

7,603 satisfied customers

Proven Professional 48 years Experience

Kevin

Kevin

Licensed Electrical Contractor

3,715 satisfied customers

30 years Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, Adjunct College Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma: Digital Electronics, FCC Technician License

AssuredElectrical

AssuredElectrical

Master Electrician

3,264 satisfied customers

Contractor-42+ Years in the ElectricalTrade

electrifier

electrifier

Master Electrician

1,458 satisfied customers

Electrical contractor and electrical inspector for over 24 years with phone and networking expertise

Rich

Rich

Master Electrician

1,115 satisfied customers

Over 35 years residential, commercial, industrial wiring, install, troubleshoot, service, maintain

< Previous | Next >

Related Electrical Questions
I have an electric heater 220v, black wire to black to
Hello, I have an electric heater 220v, black wire to black green to copper, Now white to white, there is also a white w red stripe on the heater. I connected that to the white also. Heater works, both… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
Backstory: I am closing on the purchase of a house, however,
Backstory: I am closing on the purchase of a house, however, the home is feeding power to an adjacent property. I want this shut off, but also removed completely from end to end. I am concerned the ne… read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,603 satisfied customers
Installing an Cadet Soft Heat 220 V baseboard heater in a
Installing an Cadet Soft Heat 220 V baseboard heater in a four season porch. I've been told code is to use a GFCI breaker. So I installed a 220 GFCI breaker in the box (still turned off), but the base… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I have a ej500 switch and there are 3 wires, red, blue, and
Hi.... I have a ej500 switch and there are 3 wires, red, blue, and black... … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,603 satisfied customers
I have 2 3wire with ground running into a light box. my
I have 2 3wire with ground running into a light box. my neighbor removed the light but dosent remember how they go back together. the light is on 2 3way switches, but ive never seen the travelers come… read more
George Smith
George Smith
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
273 satisfied customers
This adapter on the AC cord came with the Lenovo laptop.
Hi. This adapter on the AC cord came with the Lenovo laptop. Does anyone know if it's also a surge protector or should we buy a separate surge protector power strip? Thank you very much.… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I have a Hampton bay ceiling fan. the remote can only
i have a Hampton bay ceiling fan. the remote can only control the fan speeds, but, the light does not work. Tried changing the bulbs bought at Home Depot. Still does not work. On my 2nd run to Home De… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,715 satisfied customers
MAZON Harbor Breeze 3 blade ceiling fan, w/remote, 44", Need
MAZON Harbor Breeze 3 blade ceiling fan , w/remote, 44", Need replacement BULB … read more
David Bowden
David Bowden
Owner
330 satisfied customers
I have a 22.5 cu in plastic box and want to put 2 14-3 and 2
I have a 22.5 cu in plastic box and want to put 2 14-3 and 2 14-2 wires plus a 3 way switch in, is this ok … read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I am planning to install an electrical subpanel. Laundry
I am planning to install an electrical subpanel. Laundry facilities are being moved out of a double wide mobile home and into a newly built small structure adjacent to the double wide mobile home. The… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I have a 1.5 hp motor 3 phase 480 and im trying to wire a
hi i have a 1.5 hp motor 3 phase 480 and im trying to wire a drum switch to it and needed some guidance … read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I would like to run a 30 amp extension from the dryer outlet
I would like to run a 30 amp extension from the dryer outlet to run a 30 amp heater in the garage. The dryer is 4 wire with ground and the heater is 3 wire with ground. Both are 30 amps.I understand t… read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
I have one room where outlets (3) do not have power. Another
I have one room where outlets (3) do not have power. Another room on the same circuit is OK. Replaced one outlet but does not solve the problem. … read more
Sam I
Sam I
Electrician
B.S.
368 satisfied customers
A space heater killed my outlets how much will it cost to
A space heater killed my outlets how much will it cost to fix them … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,603 satisfied customers
This is so weird... I turned on the light/fan in my bedroom,
This is so weird... I turned on the light/fan in my bedroom, the lightswitch sparked and the lights on the fan went out, but the fan still worked. My husband replaced the switch and the lights worked … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,603 satisfied customers
I have three wires in ceiling, ,black and red. what is the
I have three wires in ceiling, white ,black and red. what is the wiring diagram for the remote in this case? … read more
Mike G.
Mike G.
Master Electrician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
7,603 satisfied customers
I need a wiring diagram to install new safety photo eyes at
I need a wiring diagram to install new safety photo eyes at the bottom of my garage door. The previous owner had removed the original ones. Craftsman 1/2 h.p. 41A5021-2E date 02/01 132C2105-3B… read more
Jason
Jason
Service Technician
Associate Degree
3,940 satisfied customers
I have a multi light circuit. one dimmer and one regular
I have a multi light circuit. one dimmer and one regular switch. Want to install a second dimmer on the circuit. The switch i purchased has black, red, green and white wires. The wall has 2 blacks and… read more
Kevin
Kevin
Licensed Electrical Contractor
Diploma
3,715 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x