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Installing a Ceiling Fan Without a Ground Wire

How to Provide the Ground Wire Safety Feature for Ceiling Fans – The ground wire system of the home serves as a safe path to the earth ground in the event of an electrical malfunction where voltage is released outside of the safely insulated energized areas of any electrical device.

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Should You Install a Ceiling Fan Without a Ground Wire

[ad#block] Electrical Question: We are installing a ceiling fan ourselves and have found that our chandelier we are replacing has no ground wire. We are reluctant to put in the fan now. What should we do?

This electrical wiring question came from Carla.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Carla.

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