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Old 11-09-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Ceiling fan wiring. Passes through and no ground.


Removed old ceiling fan, and replacing with new Hunter. Looks like the wires continue through the box.
The black was connected to black without going to the fan. Not sure how to attach the new wires.
In addition there is no ground on existing wiring, which I'm unable to replace. Will it work without attaching green, or better to attach the green to the white?
The new fan has a black wire, black w/ white stripe, white, and green (ground). How would I connect the wires


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Old 11-09-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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Use the same wires they used.
You see the black and blue wire under the wire nut.
Use that wire for the black and blue.
Put some black tape, or use a black marker to remark that wire.
The white wire connects to the other wire.
Connect the green wire to the box.

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Old 11-09-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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Did you remove anything from the box, its hard to tell how its being supported.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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uh-oh, someone got a switch loop backwards!
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uh-oh, someone got a switch loop backwards!
I think your right.
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Old 11-09-2010, 08:24 PM   #6
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Maybe they can fix the switch loop when the box gets changed to a fan rated box.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #7
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Ok, connected the fan the same way the previous fan was connected. Fan works great, but the lights don't.

How would I be able to tell if the problem resides in the fan or in the way the wiring is connected to the fan.

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