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Old 07-16-2011, 04:31 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 07-16-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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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.

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