mobile home fdr lnr wiring

Old 02-12-04, 04:40 PM
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mobile home fdr lnr wiring

how do i wire the mobile home fdr lnr wire to the new 100 amp breaker box. it has 4 alumin wires 2 black 1 green and 1 black/with white stripe

does the 2 black go to the breaker
were do the green and black/white stripe wires go
Old 02-12-04, 06:30 PM
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At the risk of appearance of being a complete smatass, if you need to ask this question, you should get a qualified electrician to do the work for you...
Old 02-12-04, 08:10 PM
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I am assuming you have a subpanel inside the mobile home as well as a main panel outside the mobile home, and these two panels are connected with the proper conduit system .
Inside the mobile home...The two black wires go to the breaker. Verify they are #2 AWG size. The white goes to the neutral buss terminal strip(the buss with all the white wires) and the green to the ground buss. The neutral strip will be isolated from the inside panel can. The ground strip will be electrically attached to the inside can. The inside box will need a #6 solid copper from the ground terminal to the frame of the mobile home - usually attached to the steel I-beam with a lug.

On the other end (outside panel near meter) the two wires go to the breaker, the white AND green go to the white neutral buss. At the outside panel, the neutral strip will need to have a bonding strip or a green ground screw that physically connects this neutral terminal strip to the metal box.
You need to strip the aluminum wires very carefully - making sure you do not nick the aluminum. Brush off any oxidation on the bare aluminum and apply an anti-oxiding compound such as al-in-ox or pentrox. Torque the lugs to specifications on the lug or box label.
Also you will need to verify that you have a ground rod driven outside. It needs to a 5/8" galvanized solid rod - 8' long. The rod must be completely driven into the ground and connected with a #6 or #4 solid copper wire back to the neutral strip in the outside box. The ground rod clamp must be approved for direct burial. If you must drive the gnd rod with a sledge hammer, it is advisable to put the ground clamp on and secure temporary because the end of the rod will mushroom from the hammer blows. The proper rod clamp will be brass with a single bolt. Don't use one of the 2-bolt waterpipe type clamps. They will eventually rust off.
Good luck with your installation!

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