Electrical Question – What to do with Ceiling Fan Ground Wires


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Question: Why do I have 3 copper ground wires in my ceiling light fixture? I’m putting in a ceiling fan. Do I connect all 3 wires with the green fan ground wire?


Electrical Question – What to do with Ceiling Fan Ground Wires

Received from a Homeowner in Huber Heights, OH

Question: Why do I have 3 copper ground wires in my ceiling light fixture? I’m putting in a ceiling fan. Do I connect all 3 wires with the green fan ground wire?
Thanks & God Bless

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
All those ground wires seem like a lot, but they do serve a purpose to bond the ground to all the necessary parts . So bring all the ground wires together for one connection to the ground wire found in your ceiling fan junction box. Use the appropriately sized wire connector for a good secure spliced connection, usually a yellow wire connector is the right size in this case.

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