Fan light replace wiring


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Old 11-04-22, 06:36 AM
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Fan light replace wiring

I am replacing toilet fan/light: there are 2 existing 12/2 wires going to fan/light and new bathroom unit has two sets of black, white and green wires. There is no green screw at fan fixture. I assume to connect each 12/2 to each set of new unit wires by color? Totaling 6 connections?
 
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Old 11-04-22, 09:37 AM
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The black and white wires get connected to their respective locations.
All ground get connected together.
There is usually a green ground screw inside the wiring junction box on the fan.
Possibly it's in a bag with wirenuts ?
 
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Old 11-04-22, 12:51 PM
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No green screw in box or instructions. Right now I have 12/2 ground to fan ground and other 12/2 ground to light ground but fan and light are not grounded together or on fixture box
 
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Old 11-04-22, 02:36 PM
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The green wires are most likely connected to screws inside the unit.
Your connections are ok.

Technically the grounds get connected together but they are at the switches.
 
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Is there any hazard to having grounds separate. At fixture? Why should they all be together there ?
 
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Old 11-04-22, 04:14 PM
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A code requirement is all grounds be connected together regardless of how many circuits.
 
 

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