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Old 06-13-2017, 10:54 PM  
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In post #2 you asked about a switch.

A switched load requires a neutral connection to operate.


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In post #2 you asked about a switch.

A switched load requires a neutral connection to operate.
So far I agree with every thing you are seeing but I am thinking that someone else may have disconnected it for a reason.


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It doesn't appear to have ever been connected.
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I noticed that there are conductors coming out of the bottom conduit and going right back out the top one as in a "loop". Hard to make out what conductors are from what conduit etc.
Also I would not assume that any of the conductors going through the conduits are for specific functions such as white will be neutral, black hot etc (nothing is marked). as we don't know who ever put this together did not just use more red because they had more of that color than white etc.

We also don't know if this ever worked before or just stopped working suddenly. We also don't know if there is any type of thermostat connected somewhere else and there seems to be a lot of wires to just control one attic fan so that means something else is running off the circuit beside the attic fan. The OP has to trace where these wires are coming/going and let us know.
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As far as I know, this fan never ran. This is my first time up there and when I opened the junction box feeding it I found that white wire disconnected. I am pretty sure the fan itself is dead or seized. Unfortunately, the motor doesn't have any markings. I may just replace it with a solar power fan.
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My experiences with solar fans are they move very little air, don't work at night and ineffective. We quit using them for installations.
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As far as I know, this fan never ran. This is my first time up there and when I opened the junction box feeding it I found that white wire disconnected. I am pretty sure the fan itself is dead or seized. Unfortunately, the motor doesn't have any markings. I may just replace it with a solar power fan.
If you have not, and do not connect the white conductor, how do you know the condition of the fan?
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If you have not, and do not connect the white conductor, how do you know the condition of the fan?
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But he's just bound, and not there yet, so he may be surprised to find the METHUSELAH, is my younger brother.
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OP: can you confirm that the BX running up and to the left is going to the fan?


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