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Hey there. I just installed a new light by splitting off of my duplex wall outlet and I was wondering if someone could verify that it is correct. Below is the drawing of what I did. The setup works, I just want to make sure it is safe. Is this good? Thanks for the help!!

 
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rumrunner

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Hey there. I just installed a new light by splitting off of my duplex wall outlet and I was wondering if someone could verify that it is correct. Below is the drawing of what I did. The setup works, I just want to make sure it is safe. Is this good? Thanks for the help!!

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EasyFox

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I'd hazard a guess you are in the states?

mdshunks is your man if so, but from a uk sparks perspective;
  1. lack of cpc (earth) to light fitting.
  2. requires a fused spur between light & socket outlet.
 
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Lul2x

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Thanks for the replies. I'm from Canada actualy, but our systems are pretty much the same as the US.

It doesn't look like the light fixture has a screw for the ground, just the pos and neg. A fuse would also be a good idea. As the setup is right now, am I looking at any serious safety issues?

Thanks again :)
 
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I don't really give advice to DIY's, but the best place for you to get DIY help for Canadian wiring is Self Help Forums - Powered by vBulletin

Assuming you drew your picture as an accurate reflection of what you actually did, you've got a few problems on your hands. Your house isn't going to burn down today, but it doesn't quite square with the code.
 
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tony.towa

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"Your house isn't going to burn down today,"

I am going to remember that quote and if the situation arises will use it myself one day.
 

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Wheres the switch?

Looks like you've connected the light directly across live and neutral without a switch so light will be on permanetly
 
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Lul2x

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Wheres the switch?

Looks like you've connected the light directly across live and neutral without a switch so light will be on permanetly
The switch is built-in. It's one of those dangling pull strings (light grey on the diagram)
 
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