Ceiling fan

Old 05-29-03, 10:37 AM
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Ceiling fan

Ok, I am frustrated. I am hanging a ceiling fan and need help on what wires are to be connected. I am talking specifically about the wires going to the box in the ceiling. First of all it is an older home. There are 8 wires coming into the box- 4 pairs of black and white wires, each with a ground. I have identified 1 black wire that is hot.
-1 set of wires go to a switch on the wall
-2 set of wires go to 2 outlets in the room
-1 set of wires are the pair with the black (hot) wire

How do I connect these together? Like, what colors from what location connect to eachother? Please help! Thanks
Old 05-29-03, 11:07 AM
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Connect the black hot, the black to the outlets and the white to the switch together.
Connect all the rest of the white and the white from the fan/light together.
Connect the black from the switch to the black from the fan/light.
At the switch connect the black and white to the 2 scews of the switch.
Mark the white to the switch at both ends with black tape or a marker.
Connect all the grounds/greens together and to the boxes if they are metal.
Old 05-29-03, 11:34 AM
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Thank you soooo much! I was at a total loss!

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