G > I would like to install an Ikea pendant light into my prewired ceiling (has
G > 3 wires).
G > The problem I'm having is that the pendant light has a 2-prong plug (no
G > ground). My plan is to cut off the plug, and attach the 2 wires to the 2
G > wires in the ceiling. But will I get in trouble with building codes because
G > I didnt use the ground wire? If I have to use the ground wire, how would I
G > do that?
Black to black and white to white (ribbed lead), coil the ground wire
out of the way. Generally plugged-in devices are made for temporary
(non-permanent) service. I won't tell if you won't!
BTW, you might want to cut the plug so as to leave a foot or so of
wire if possible. (The main concern here is to install your light.)
If it is possible to leave some lead on the plug you could use it
later as a test lead ==> wire it to whatever device you are checking
and plug in.
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