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Old 03-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #1
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Trying to wire a new fan in my bathroom but not sure how to wire it. I have old conduit wiring in my house with only black and white wires. However the fan has 2 white, one black, one blue and one green wire. So how should I wire the fan. I have attached the installationhttp://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/9c/9c7d2e4c-08c4-4f00-b6e1-6757a06da469.pdf
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:23 PM   #2
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If you want the light and fan to come on at the same time, wire the black and blue together from the switch. Wire the whites together.
If you want the light and fan to be operated separately, then you will need to add another wire and another switch.

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:19 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer jbfan. What about the green ground should I just cap it off?
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:39 AM   #4
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If there are green or bare copper wires in the box, connect to the green fan wire to them(or it). Or if the juntion box is metal connect to box with a screw or special clip.
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I installed a bathroom exhaust fan recently, my home is older with only hot & neutral in BX conduit. I did what vann suggested. Clamp your BX onto junction box, make connections inside, then run ground from fan to the jb and secure it with a ground screw or clip. I srewed JB to 2x4 in attic above bathroom.
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