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The ceiling fan I am installing doesn't have a ground wire

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the ceiling fan I am installing doesn't have a ground wire coming out of the housing. Is it enough to just connect the house ground to the mounting box?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 1 year ago.
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1) Yes, if the ceiling fan box is a metal box, terminate the house equipment grounding conductor to the metal box using a green threaded ground screw. A metal ceiling box will contain a threaded ground hole.
2) Per the National Electrical Code (NEC), all metal boxes require an equipment grounding conductor. The house equipment ground terminated to the metal ceiling box will comply with the NEC.
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