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Experience:  29 years as a Licensed Electrical Contractor in Illinois, 5 year college Electrical Instructor, Former Electrical Inspector, Diploma in Digital Electronics, Former Illinois Licensed Home Inspector
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I have 3 wires coming out of my ceiling box. 2 (one may have

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I have 3 wires coming out of my ceiling box. 2 white (one may have been grey) that are twisted together and one green wire. my fan has a green (ground wire) and one white and one black wire. Do we think the grey wire is the black wire? how do I check?
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) What was originally installed at the ceiling box? A light. If so, did it work prior to disconnecting it? If a previous light fixture was installed, how was it spliced? What wire colors were used?

2) The ceiling box must contain a hot wire. White or gray wires are not allowed to be used as an always hot conductor (unless feeding a wall switch) or as a switched loop conductor. White or grey wires are used as the neutral conductors. Green wires are ground wires.

3) The grey wire is most likely a faded black hot wire. Either a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester (a contact type) or a multi-meter can be used to confirm the hot and neutral wires at the ceiling box.

Expert:  Kevin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Kevin replied 2 months ago.

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