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Old 10-30-18, 10:15 AM
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Correct wiring ?

An occasion Diy's here,
I have installed a small bathroom fan in my storage area in attic, its been working fine for few years now, right now I'm in process of adding insulations and closing off the ceiling, was wondering if the the wiring is done correctly, would hate to close the ceiling where there is possibility of a fire. Obviously there will be a cover, left it open for the pictures.

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Old 10-30-18, 10:19 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Two visible problems....
1) the fan housing is not grounded.
2) the black and white wire from the fan to the box is not rated to be exposed like that.
Normally there would be a junction box on the outside of the fan for the cable to connect to.
 
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Originally Posted by PJmax View Post
Welcome to the forums.

Two visible problems....
1) the fan housing is not grounded.
2) the black and white wire from the fan to the box is not rated to be exposed like that.
Normally there would be a junction box on the outside of the fan for the cable to connect to.
Thank you!
I didn't expect to get a replay that fast!
 
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Old 10-30-18, 10:39 AM
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Hi, way to much cable sheith in that junction box, ground wire is not properly terminated in the box either, needs a ground screw in the box.
 
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thanks for the reply, greatly appreciated.. Ground screw can be easy places.
 
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Old 10-30-18, 06:59 PM
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That fan looks more like one that is installed in a mobile home then a standard house.
 
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That is through the wall bathroom fan.
It is supposed to have a junction box attached to the fan.



You cannot have individual wires run outside of a junction box or conduit like that. You also loose ground connection when wired like that. Ground wire is supposed to be attached to the junction box of the fan, which grounds entire fan chassis.

If you are trying to vent attic, use proper attic fan. The one that mounts on top of the roof works best in my experience.
 
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Old 10-31-18, 06:55 AM
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Thanks.. This fan has been there for years, used in few occasion. maybe i will just replace it with a attic fan as you suggested. Thanks
 
 

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