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You cannot judge by the color

Posted by kp on January 9th, 2003 02:34 PM
In reply to Help in installing ceiling fan by Kerry on January 9th, 2003 01:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Wiring in conduit in/around Chicago by doug seibert on 06/10/2008
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You cannot judge by the color. You need electrical experience and a voltage tester.

For the fan black and blue probably should be hot wires. White should be a neutral. Green is probably a ground.

For the house, the red/black probably is hot. The white is probably neutral, and the copper should be ground.

But who knows? I have seen enough installations where these are all mixed up. Especially when 3 way switches are involved.

Don't get hurt. Get someone experienced to help you.

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