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Grounding? Answered

Thank you so much for these lessons! They are the most comprehensive I have come across all week!

For my project, I would like to learn how to apply the green ground wire in the SVT cable. My lamp shade is made of brass, so I have drilled a hole in it and plan on using a ring terminal to connect the grounding wire. Questions:

1. Does is matter what kind of metal screw I use to fasten the ring terminal to the lamp shade? At the moment, I intend to use the self-tapping screw I used to make the hole.

2. Does it matter whether the ground wire is attached to this hole from below or above the shade?

3. Can I test the grounding wire in the same way you test Neutral and Hot wires?

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