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According to the National Electrical Code, you can replace the fixture without a ground as long as the outlet is GFCI protected. National Electrical Code 2014 Chapter 4 Equipment for General Use Article 410 Luminaires, Lampholders, and Lamps V. Grounding 410.44 Methods of Grounding Luminaires and equipment shall be mechanically ...


If you can get enough access to install a BX connector on that armored cable, and if you can establish that the armor is actually a good protective ground (some armored cable only "floats" electrically), then you may be able to use a "remod box" to connect to the BX and claim your ground from the box. If none of those is true, then you really should do ...

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