What was up there before and how was it attached? Are all these wires attached to anything else?I am installing new ceiling fans, and the wires coming from the ceiling are white, black, red, and a stray copper wire which I assume is the ground. What is the red for? My ceiling fan instructions don't account for this wire. Please Help
You will then need to find out what wire does what and the switches involved.There was nothing up there before. The house was a Repo, and the previous owner took the ceiling fans. So for the inspection the bank just capped the wires and capped the hole.
Don't really think the builder will have individual wiring schmatics. They will have the plans to say what goes where, but not the way the individual components are wired.Thanks Ron. I will go pick one up. I also contacted the builder to try to get the schematics for the house. It's a new house, so shouldn't be a problem. Once again thanks for the assistance.
Do not buy a meter yet. Get a lamp socket pigtail (the rubber kind). Hook this up from the white (neutral) to the black. Turn on switch. If it lights, this wire goes to the black on the fan. Do the same with the red. If it lights, hook the red to the blue fan light if you have a light kit. If you do not have a light kit, put a wire nut on the red or black and tuck it up in the ceiling box.Thanks Ron. I will go pick one up. I also contacted the builder to try to get the schematics for the house. It's a new house, so shouldn't be a problem. Once again thanks for the assistance.
I bought a repo last month. They took half the interior doors among other things. WTF are people thinking? They put a lot of effort into stripping the houses, too bad they don't put that effort into looking for work.I did a quote Friday on a repo where they took every single switch and light fixture.
Not if you own a toolbox they're not.I guess they felt like if they paid for them they could take them with them. This brings up a good question. I have always heard that when selling a house you must leave anything that is permanently attached to the dwelling. Are devices and fixtures considered permanently attached?
Yup. The sellers amended my purchase contract to say that they would be taking 2 ceiling fan/lights (amongst other things). I actually could have backed out of the deal if I really wanted those fans.Are devices and fixtures considered permanently attached?