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05:24PM | 07/27/20
I am attempting to install a ceiling fan in my bedroom. I removed the plate to find the 3 main wires. The copper grounding wire has paint all over it. Is it still safe to instal the fan of if the wiring is covered in paint?
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OnCenter

04:49PM | 07/29/20
Member Since: 07/29/20
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Paint should not damage the functionality of the ground. Flip your breaker off and clean it up. Flip breaker back on and test it. You can get a electrical receptacle tester at hardware store for about $7, very useful device that will help you ID any issues with any of your power outlets. Alternately you can use a multitester to test ground, just search for videos or articles for how to. Flip breaker back off, install your fan, and you should be set.


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