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    rcarenza Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Jul 30, 2010, 09:18 AM
    Ceiling light/fan wiring
    I have a ceiling light/fan with red, black, white and green wires. The ceiling box has a black and neutral coloured wire. Which wires go where?
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    ma0641 Posts: 15,681, Reputation: 1012
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    Aug 1, 2010, 02:13 PM

    Red and black go together, white to neutral and green to the ceiling box which should be grounded from the supply. You only have 2 wires coming to the box? How old is the house?
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    Aug 1, 2010, 03:46 PM
    I think it was built in the early 70s. Why are 2 wires a problem?
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    Aug 13, 2010, 06:46 PM

    Black/red to black
    White to white
    Green to the metal box.

    No problems.

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    Aug 14, 2010, 10:38 AM

    If there are only 2 wires there is no ground. If there is a white and black plus a bare, the bare is ground.

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