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I am trying to install a ceiling fan. There are only 2 wires

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I am trying to install a ceiling fan. There are only 2 wires coming out of the ceiling. They are both wrapped in black cloth and one is copper. I want to use the receiver that came with the fan. I am assuming the copper wire is the grounding wire which I would connect with the 2 grounding wires (form downrod and hanging bracket). Then the other black wire from the ceiling would have to be the live wire, correct? Then I would have one wire from the receiver (white neutral in) that is supposed to be connect to a white wire from the ceiling, but there is none so I am not sure what to do with it. DO I have this correct? My black copper wire to the 2 grounding wires, then the other black wire (grey metal) to the live in from receiver?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Welcome. My name is ***** ***** would be glad to assist.

Additional details needed:

1. Do you have a 2 lead voltage tester with readout?

2. How many switches operate the ceiling box?

3. What was in the location prior to now?

Let me know and we can continue,

Thanks

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I figured it out and got it working.
Expert:  AssuredElectrical replied 1 year ago.

Ok, very good. Thanks for the update.

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