How to connect ceiling fan

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Old 08-01-06, 06:48 PM
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How to connect ceiling fan

My interior roof fell in December. Electrician yesterday said he needed more hardware from fan to put fan back. I found a seven inch rectangular piecs with green wire going through hole to inside of bracket which fits on back of ceiling fan. I figure it is a green wire chassis ground since it is tied to screw on bracket.

Looks like a black wire and a white wire comming out of the ceiling with newly installed bracket up there. There are other wires capped off in ceiling with wire nuts. Electrician told me the ceiling light, which is located in living room by the way is a ending point for many circuits. That is why many of my outlets are off since celing light is like a mass nerve center for a portion of the house wiring.

There are two black wires and a white wire comming out of the ceiling light.

Well insurance agent knows I misplaced and found missing bracket and hope no more hardware is needed in addition to put ceiling light back up. Insurance claims agent will probably now leave me hanging since my wife temporarily lost this bracket until I found it.

I may try to install this light back myself since my insurance agent will probably leave me hanging and am tired of calling out electrician. Calling him out again would be my third call for this effort and I am tired of going broke here.

Got any tips anyone to connect wires back together? I know the white is nuetral and may want to connect it to the green wire chassis ground somehow.

Problem I see right now is one white ane one black out of ceiling, green wire tied to bracket for back of fan when mounting and two blacks and one white comming out of fan. HMM, math don't add up as far as wire counts go??? They got to make it that way don't they just to make sure your good and confused.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 12:06 AM
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I know the white is nuetral and may want to connect it to the green wire chassis ground somehow.
Sorry, but you don't know that the white is the neutral, especially on lighting circuits. And you never want to connect anything to ground that is not a ground, except at your service entrance (typ. main panel.)

It also appears an electrician NEEDS to SEE what is happening there.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 01:11 AM
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IMO you might want to get the book wiring simplified since you seem to have alot of wiring questions.you can get it from the DIY store through theres is outdated (2004) needs to be 2005 but is good enough. http://www.doityourself.com/invt/u626117
 
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What you need to do is to test the white and black wire. They most likely represent the hot and neutral, but you want to be sure. Use an analog meter, a two wire tester, or a simple light bulb socket.

Make any and all connections with the power off.

Assuming that the white and black are power, then they get connected to the fan wires.

Never ever connect a ground wire to a neutral wire. If your circuit is not grounded then simply connect the ground wire to the metal box.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 10:50 AM
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ceiling fan and light

From the fan I have two blacks, a white and a green. From the ceiling I have a white and black. I probably have another black and a green tucked up in the ceiling outlet if I look for it.

I must have a 240volt ceiling light/fan since I have two blacks and a white, correct?

The instructions I got off the web for connecting a ceiling fan/light is that only a black and white and green are supposed to be present.

I know this job is easy electrically. The mounting is the part that I probably will not figure out even with help since it is an old light with no instructions.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 10:57 AM
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You do not have a 240 volt fan.

One of the black wires is for the fan. The other is for the light.
 
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Old 08-02-06, 05:15 PM
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Ceiling light/fan

Thanks,

That means I must connect the two black wires from the fan/light to the one black wire comming from the light outlet box in the ceiling. The white from the ceiling then connects to the white form the fan/light. The green from the ceiling connects to the green from the light/fan.

Of course I must test the black and white from the ceiling to make sure black is hot and nuetral is 0 volts.

Hope I am on the right track?

Thanks,
 
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