Ceiling Fan Wiring - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2011, 05:31 PM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Ceiling fan wiring

In my ceiling I have only two wires, white and black. Will it run my ceiling fan with lights. If so what wires go where?


Cac1203 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2011, 05:36 PM   #2
Licensed electrician
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 8,012
Rewards Points: 2,822

Ceiling fan wiring

You will need to use the pull chains to operate your fan. Black to black, white to white. If your box is grounded the green would go to the box.

Your box is probably not rated for fan support if your wiring is older. The box should be replaced if this is the case.


Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.
Jim Port is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wiring a ceiling suspended projector amakarevic Home Theater 7 03-26-2010 09:25 AM
Garage Heater Wiring ceiling penetration Question DenverBob Electrical 5 12-28-2009 02:01 PM
HELP! - Ceiling light wiring bryankerr Electrical 2 10-11-2009 03:08 PM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 11:48 AM
New Ceiling fixture Wiring Question rsteps Electrical 4 07-12-2007 08:51 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts