I am replacing a fan that was in our house when we bought it in 1986.
It was a cheap flush mount fan that eventually burned out. Here's how
it was mounted: a ceiling plate was mounted into the wood beams, with
a hole drilled for the bx cable to be pulled through. I cut the power
(wall switch) and removed the fan, placing wire nuts over the TWO
identical colored bx wires (copper wires with light tan insulation).
I'm trying to hang the new fan, but am having wiring issues.
First - there are green ground wires on the ceiling mount AND the fan
itself. Then there are black and white wires on the fan.
Second - how do I hook them up? There is no electrical box, so I
cannot ground the fan using the green wires.
I did not mark the old wires before disconnecting the old fan...my
FYI - iThere is a single switch operating the fan.
Thanks for any help in advance...