Hey Yann, I would ground that connection. It looks like you just cut off the ground wire (green) and left it exposed. Nice light btw.
ummmm, you need to ground first. Secondly, Im not familiar with those connectors... are they made to just slide the wire like that (Im guessing yes), or did you kinda cram them in?
I know recepticals usually have places for that... but never used those before so I dunno... Ive not wired a house in many moons and my fixtures didnt have those.
actually french, you need some help mate... that plate on the light has a punch out (circular), you need to get a box adapter to clamp the wire with and protect it from strain and chafing
and the clear tape...
the ground wire is ubber major though
Ill take some pics for you tomorrow k, for right now be very careful... it works and that is something to be proud of, but you have some major safety issues
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look here: http://www.sealconusa.com/romex.htm
here is one a lot of people use: http://www.galesburgelectric.com/Bri...rs-w-K.O..html
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For neps it might be alright.... However, for best color and growth I would decrease the distance by about 1.5-2.0 feet and use that as a starting point.
Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z
I keep my neps 30-36" from mine with helis being the closest at 6-9 inches
Ya I did have a question about the ground wire, I stripped it and was going to insert it but there are no spots to insert it like there are the black and white wires...
The plugs really are for sliding the wires in, they dont secure or anything...hense the clear tape :S
The directions do say to punch out the circular plate since the wires barely arent securely attached to the plugs I really dont know how to go about it without displacing everything. I'm going to see what I can do about that ground wire tonight, if I cant figure it out I'll just leave it unplugged until I can figure out how to do right.
I certainly wasnt expecting such a mess when I ordered this...
Thank you all for all the help and links.
Those yellow connectors actually look like they should work, but no worries.... lets keep it basic and use wire nuts.
They will solve the problem you mention, and they will be on the inside of the fixture. That way the "strain relief" will prevent any tugging on the wire nut connections when any "unintended" tension is put on the cord.
That is its whole purpose in life, that and to prevent chafing from the sharp edge of the knock out hole.
so you only need a couple dollars worth of goodies and 2 mins and it will be both professional and bullet proof
(calling it a night, ill check PM's tomorrow... ive got spares of everything you need)
dont mean to step in but in the 3c diagram you can see the wire nut type Av8tor1 is talking about you hold the wires together facing the same way and screw this nut designed for the porpose of twisting the wires together and holding them tight while covering all the exposed striped wiring , they will hold and you can put them inside.
No please dont hesistate to step in, any help is appreciated.
I did see it on the diagram when I read it and tried to install the first time but those plugs come out directly from the ballasts. That means I dont have 2 wire ends to place in a wire nut. I may be missing something clearly obvious but I just cant see how I can get wire nuts on there unless I strip the wires from those plugs.
yea cut them right off, but wait till Av8tor posts some pics for you , you'll have to remove the factory ends , and use the wire nuts insted , you wont need both, and the wire nuts will work much better, and be safer they wont fall off once you have the screwed tight in place.