I have a ceiling lamp that needs to hang about 12 inches below due to slanted ceiling. I bought a canopy that covers up the box and extended the hot & neutral wires to the lamp itself using a regular lamp wire. However, the ground wire isn't connected. Is that OK?

A little more explanation about how it is hung. The lamp has a metal case, which is hung via 5 steel wires, attaching to a zinc-plated link, which is attached to the chandelier mounting kit. The mounting kit is attached to the metal gang box, for which I had the ground wire connected. Come to think of it, any electric short would have come through this path....?

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  • Pictures might make it a little clearer> Thanks – Limo DRIVER Jul 22 '18 at 19:08
  • What is physically carrying the weight of the lamp? Wires are not for that. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jul 22 '18 at 19:40
  • Posted picture now... took me a while to draw it. The metallic gang box is used to carries the weight of the lamp. That part I'm not worried about. – fatdragon Jul 22 '18 at 21:23
  • The wire from the ceiling has hot, neutral, and ground. Only hot & neutral wires were attached to the lamp wire. The ground wire is currently hooked to the gang box itself. – fatdragon Jul 22 '18 at 21:25
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    The picture isn't quite accurate since the ceiling is actually slanted. Other than that, I'm fairly satisfied with my drawing skills :-) – fatdragon Jul 22 '18 at 21:26

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