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I just took down an old chandelier. I'm looking to swap it out with a different old fixture, but I am interested in making it as safe as possible.

I attached a picture of the fixture box as it is now and would really appreciate opinions on what needs to be done. At the very least, I feel like I'm meant to add a ground somewhere in the configuration.

I'm really not that experienced with electric work, and may end up calling a pro out, if it seems like more than I can handle 😅, but I would like to at least learn a bit before doing that.

Thanks in advance!IMG_20200325_193952066.jpg
 
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I just took down an old chandelier. I'm looking to swap it out with a different old fixture, but I am interested in making it as safe as possible.

I attached a picture of the fixture box as it is now and would really appreciate opinions on what needs to be done. At the very least, I feel like I'm meant to add a ground somewhere in the configuration.

I'm really not that experienced with electric work, and may end up calling a pro out, if it seems like more than I can handle 😅, but I would like to at least learn a bit before doing that.

Thanks in advance!View attachment 56621
Luka we need a picture better than that, it looks like it’s got tape all over the wires so we can’t tell what wire is what. They should be 2 cables in the box
 
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