No ground wire for new bathroom fan.


Old 06-24-16, 03:21 PM
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No ground wire for new bathroom fan.

Hey guys, my house is an older home.

I removed a bathroom ceiling light and replaced it with a fan/light combo. The old light was only connected by black and white wires, inside a junction box with no ground.

Removed the box, installed the new fan housing to the joist and ran wires into fan housing box.

Now I know to connect the black to black and white to white but where do I run my ground wire to?

Can I self tap it into the fan housing box itself? Or do I even need to ground it to anything since no one will ever touch the fan itself, only the light switch on the wall to control it.

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Old 06-24-16, 05:07 PM
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Can I self tap it into the fan housing box itself?
If the fan is wired with non metallic cable (AKA, NM - Romex) the fan housing is not grounded so nothing would be accomplished. Just coil the ground wire up out of the way unconnected.

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