I'm doing new work installation of light fixture that has a metal box. I have a 14/2 w/ ground cable coming into the box. I have run a pigtail to the ground screw on the box and connected that to the ground from the light fixture and ground from the 14/2. Do I also need to wire the ground screw on the crossbar bracket to ground or is the crossbar bracket assembly being screwed to the metal box considered sufficient bonding?

Thank you.

  • Just to be sure, AIUI, code requires that the ground from the cable be directly connected to the ground screw on the metal box. Then, all other grounds connect to the box. Is this what you've done? I'm not certain...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 28, 2023 at 14:52
  • @FreeMan ground from cable is wire nutted to pigtail to box and ground from fixture.
    – joe
    Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 0:34
  • While that will do the job, I'm not certain it's 100% to code...
    – FreeMan
    Commented Jan 29, 2023 at 1:14

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The cross bar bracket will be grounded when you screw it to the metal junction box. If your junction box was plastic, then you'd want to ground the bracket by connecting your ground wire to it

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