Ceiling Fan Wiring - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


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

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 06-05-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

ceiling fan wiring


I want to hang my ceiling fan but everyone is talking about a black wire coming from the ceiling but we do not have one only a red, white and ground wire. Do we hook up the blue and black wire to the red wire??
sterling424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2010, 02:07 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Canada, BC
Posts: 110
Rewards Points: 75
Default


Two options here:

1. Provide a little more information, was a ceiling fan up before, or was it just a light fixture. If it was just a light fixture, how was it controlled, by a wall switch. Finally, if it was controlled by a wall switch, did the switch control anything else? Also, how old is the house?

2. Test with a voltmeter, red to white, and red to ground (they should be nearly the same. If you are getting 120V (if in North America) then it should be fine setting up ceiling fan black and blue to the red wire, and white to white.
Troglodyte is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-06-2010, 04:37 AM   #3
Tool Geek
 
PaliBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Pacific Palisades CA
Posts: 2,590
Rewards Points: 2,160
Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by sterling424 View Post
.....only a red, white and ground wire. Do we hook up the blue and black wire to the red wire??
Sterling welcome to the Forum
Yes, the blue & black would connect to your red wire.
The blue wire on a new fan is normally the fan light while the black is the fan motor. The power to the fan will be turned on or off by your present wall switch while the light and fan itself are controlled by the pull chains.

.
__________________
Disclaimer
& Stay Safe
.....Bob Lavery
PaliBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


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 08:25 AM
Garage Heater Wiring ceiling penetration Question DenverBob Electrical 5 12-28-2009 01:01 PM
HELP! - Ceiling light wiring bryankerr Electrical 2 10-11-2009 02:08 PM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 10:48 AM
New Ceiling fixture Wiring Question rsteps Electrical 4 07-12-2007 07:51 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts