Kinda like the safety people at work who complained about an
ungrounded plastic wall clock. The tech in the area replaced the
cord with a three-wire cord and tied the green wire to the plastic
case. The safety people were happy.
No, plastic boxes don't get grounded but the fixture itself must
The light fixture is plastic and does not have a ground wire.
So what do i do with the ground wire in the box should i just tuck it
away in the plastic retrofit box or add a grounding screw to the
plastic box and terminate the ground wire on it.
I've never seen anything like this, at least for outdoor use. What
do the instructions on the fixture say? If everything was plastic
and there wasn't any way to ground the thing, I'd twist the ground
back around the cable so it couldn't get loose and contact anything
hot. It would still be available if someone changed the fixture to
one requiring a ground.
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