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petes99
Bathroom Vent Fan in a 2 wire system?

Hi all, I recently dove head first into a bathroom vent fan installation, to save the peeling paint in my new (to me) 1957 colonial.

The line that runs through the bathroom ends in a bedroom with 3 prong outlets - which I assumed implied that line was grounded. When I opened up the box in the attic, It was clear that this was still a 2-wire line, nothing has been upgraded.

The bathroom fan (combo with light, to replace existing light fixture) obviously requires a ground. Is there anything I can do in this situation, besides getting an electrician? :confused:

petes99
Re: Bathroom Vent Fan in a 2 wire system?

Hey there, thanks for the reply!

So would the GFCI go ahead of the fan, or after? And where would the ground wire get attached - to the Neutral? (I'm pretty green when it comes to wiring!)

pete

petes99
Re: Bathroom Vent Fan in a 2 wire system?

That makes sense.. I really appreciate the help!!

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