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No ground in old electrical wiring???

I have installed ceiling fans before with no problems until now. I just moved into this old duplex where the ac is crap and it's hot as balls outside. I finally break down and get a ceiling fan to install. So I get up to the light fixture,pop it off and to my surprise there aren't enough wires. There are four wires coming from two lines,both sets are black and white. The black wire from one line is connected to the light and the white wire from the other line is also connected to the light. And then the other black and white wires from the seperate lines are connected together. And oh I almost forgot there is no ground wire in sight. What do I do here???

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Old Electrical Wiring
Dec 7, 2017
Get an inexpensive wire tester. You can usually find a ground with a third wire (that you provide) that you can connect with the junction box—which should run to ground. I'm concerned about the black and white wires that are connected—an electrician may well be in your best interests.
Dec 7, 2017
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Dec 7, 2017

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