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Old 08-30-2009, 05:33 PM   #1
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Bathroom exhaust fan without ground?


Just installed Fantech remote fan. Ran 12/2 romex to the attic from a load side of GFCI outlet through a timer switch. All kosher until I got to the attic to make the actual fan connection. Guess what? No place to connect the ground wire. Fantech installation manual says

"Since the fan motor is isolated within a plastic housing, grounding is not necessary."

Is this OK? I left the capped ground wire in the fan junction box. Will GFCI still trip IF there's an issue?


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Old 08-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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Do you have the link for that manufacter I will like to see that statement what they are saying there.

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Marc,

This is the line to the manual http://www.fantech.net/pbmanual06012009.pdf

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I have installed dozens of these, and no, you are not required to ground the fan. I do just what you say you have done, although it is not necessary to cap the ground.
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Ok I read it and no you do not need to ground them as long the instruction stated that so you are good to go.

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OK, I'll leave it as is. Thanks

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