wiring a ceiling fan

Old 08-04-02, 11:19 PM
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Question wiring a ceiling fan

I'm tring to wire up a fan. I have a friend who wired their's up to a cord and plugged it in to the wall. I have a cord but it only has 2 copper wires. my fan has 2 hot wires black and blue it has to common wires that are white and 2 green ground wires. I want to know how to hook it up. Do i have to use the white common wires. Any help would be great.

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Old 08-05-02, 09:31 AM
Gary Tait
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Yuo need to use the white on the one wire, black and blue on the

Be warned that it is probably in violation to wire a ceiling fan
with a cord.

To be legal you must install a box in the ceiling, and get power to that somehow (which is covered in numerous previous posts).

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