Perplexing wiring for ceiling fan

Old 03-04-18, 09:54 AM
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Perplexing wiring for ceiling fan

He everyone,

hoping Ican get some help. I am replacing one of my fans, and was surprised when I exposed the wires. The wiring was completely wrong, yet the old fan and light worked. As you can see in the picture, the black hot wire had electrical tape around it and was NOT connected to anything else. The bare wire, ground, was connected to the fans, black and blue wires. The neutral white was connected to the neutral fan wire. I donít understand how this works, unless the ground is somehow hot. I opened up an outlet connected to that circuit and it is wired corrected, ground to ground and all black wires connected to black.

What am am I dealing with here?

Thanks in advance

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Old 03-04-18, 10:34 AM
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What is the wiring at the fan's switch or is there no wall switch?

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