Ceiling Fan extension wire


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Old 02-02-21, 10:53 AM
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Ceiling Fan extension wire

I need to move a fan to a new location which requires an extension downrod. Unfortunately the long wires on the fan were cut short during the original installation. I now need to add wire because of the extension rod. Do they sell extension wire or what kind of wire do I need to buy to extend the white, black and blue wires. Does any wire work, such as speaker wire?
 
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Old 02-02-21, 12:35 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Speaker wire is not rated for 120v.
How about an old ballast. That wire is perfect.
 
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Old 02-02-21, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the info on speaker wire. Can I assume I can find 120 volt wire at Home Depot or Lowe’s?
 
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Old 02-03-21, 12:53 PM
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Go to the wire cutting center at either store. They should have scraps of #14 or #16 cut offs in a bin. They may even have it on bulk rolls that they cut from. It will be single conductor.

If you can't find anything...... use a piece of 14-3 NM-b W/ground (romex) and strip it. They may have scraps of that too. 14-3 w/gr

Do you know any electricians ? We usually have all kinds of scrap wire for that purpose.
 
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Old 02-06-21, 09:38 AM
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Thank you Pete, you have been very helpful.
 
 

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