Putting up ceiling fan

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Old 02-13-05, 02:51 PM
Francl
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Electrical box

I was putting up a ceiling fan by mounting it to an unswitched ceiling box. I noticed that a when I used a tester on either one of the black or white wires and also the box itself, there was a reading which indicated that the box was live. What could be causing this?
 
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Old 02-13-05, 03:01 PM
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Francl,

The box is probably not grounded, and you are seeing phantom voltage. Try testing against a known good ground.

Also, you should probably have started a separate thread, not added to this one.
 
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Old 02-13-05, 03:37 PM
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Francl, what kind of tester are you using?
 
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