How to Wire a Ceiling Fan to Plug Into a Wall

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Wiring a ceiling fan to plug into a wall will require you to have an extension cord, wire strippers and a few other basic items. Wire a ceiling fan to plug into a wall outlet with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Good day, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors, and today I want to talk to you about how to wire up a ceiling fan to an outlet plug. For this job you'll need a couple different tools. You will need a pair of wire strippers, electrical tape, wire nuts. And I'm going to be using an old extension cord. The first thing you'll do is remove some of the coating from the cord. Now that we have our coating removed you will strip about a half inch off of every wire. Now on your ceiling fan you have four wires. You have a black one which goes to your fan, a blue one which goes to your light, and your white one which is a neutral, and your green one which is ground. What we'll do here is take our black and our blue wire, which controls our fan and our light, put them together and then wire nut them. After that you want to make sure you get some tape on there. That way it doesn't fall off when you're trying to hook up the other wires, and when it's in the ceiling you want to make sure that the vibration of the fan doesn't cause this wire nut to come loose. Now you'll take the two white wires, which is your neutral, and wire nut them together and tape that one as well. And then the same with your green wire here, which controls your ground, for your light. Now that you have your wires completely hooked up you put your ceiling fan up. And then they actually have a trim that you can run over the wires, that way you aren't seeing the wires run down the wall or they're not hanging in your way. I'm Joshua Clement with Lighty Contractors and we just talked about how to wire up a ceiling fan that you can plug into a wall. Thanks for watching. good luck with this project.

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