How can I house these wires?

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  1. Mar 23, 2019 #1

    farmerjohn1324

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    These wires are coming out of a bathroom exhaust fan. There's not enough slack in them to pull them over to a stud and put them in a junction box.
     

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    JoeD

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    The fan itself should be the junction box. The cable should go into the fan and be connected inside. It looks like the cover with the cable clamp is missing.
     
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    Besides what JoeD already mentioned since the metal cover plate is missing the unit is not grounded. You can see the ground wire just hanging there doing nothing. The ground wire is usually secured to a ground screw on the metal cover. Not having this grounded is an personal injury issue waiting to happen.

    Some of these units also have a ground wire in the wiring compartment instead of using a grounding screw on the metal cover. Double check to see if there is one in there.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2019 #4

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    It also looks like the fan is exhausting into the attic; some pretty good mold growth already visible.
     

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