How do you check neutral wire

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Old 12-31-99, 10:49 PM
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I've been trying to hang a ceiling fan on a vaulted ceiling, (tried 3 different fans) and can't get fan or light to work. Checked hot wite with a voltmeter and have power on the hot wire when tested with ground wire, but I don't know how to check the integrity of the neutral wire and can't check it visually since it is a vaulted ceiling. This is a new house and I suspect the neutral wire may have gotten stapled or otherwise damaged somehow.
 
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Old 01-01-00, 10:14 AM
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Hi Keith.

Did you check power with sw. on or off?

Zoltan
 
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Old 01-01-00, 12:43 PM
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Both....Checked with switches on and off.
1 wire/switch for light and 1 wire/switch for fan motor.
Have power with switch on and no power with switch off.
Using voltmeter connected to hot wire and bare ground wire.
 
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Old 01-01-00, 03:00 PM
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Hi Keith.

OK.

You have in that ceiling box:

1 Bk, which should be connected to Bk from fan.
1 Red, which should be connected Bl from fan.
1 White, which should be connected to white from fan.
1 bare ground, which should be connected to ceiling box & green from fan.

Whith switches on, you should have 120V
between Blak - white, red - white.
You will have 120 V between ground and black or red.
Are the connections done in this way?

Regards Zoltan
P.S. If you have problem e-mail me at hz98@hotmail.com
 
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Old 01-02-00, 12:31 PM
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have determined problem is in neutral wire between switch and electrical panel, problem has been turned over to builder
 
 

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