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Old 12-16-2008, 01:28 PM  
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Sorry Debbie:
I misspelled the word. It should be continuity (continous unity) or all metal parts are in direct contact with the base. The pipe nipple should have you fixed on that.
Yes you may connect the ground wire to the nipple, just wrap it around the nipple clockwise and screw the nut onto it.
Home Depot says, "you can do it, we can help" but that doesn't mean they know all about it. The guy probably never worked on a newer house that has ground wires. No, the pull chain doesn't hurt anything.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:16 AM  
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Default Table Lamp converted to Ceiling Fixture- complete!

Decided to come back to post photo of finished project. (The lamp did end up having a ground wire screwed into the inside of base, so it made this much easier than I was anticipating with my previous posts). I'm so glad I did this! It's a great focal point in the room and I get a lot of compliments on it because it's so different and unexpected. I have it on a dimmer and it gives a nice soft glow, or floods the room with light, depending on what I need at the time.
(Ignore the awful curtains in the background! Those have since been changed...maybe I'll come back and post a picture of the whole room, as well as a b4 picture of the lamp soon).
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Debbie, that light turned out really nice, welcome back and yes we'd like to see more pics.
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