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10-12-08, 05:37 PM
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Posted By mike3117

If a nuetral and ground wire come into contact...

If a nuetral and ground wire come into contact will it pop a GFI?
10-12-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By mike3117

There is no power box on the trailer, it relies...

There is no power box on the trailer, it relies on the house outlet for regulation through the breaker.

I have tried two different extension cords with the same results.

As for the fluorescent...
10-12-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By mike3117

Wired trailer for A/C, small problem......

So I purchased an enclosed trailer the other day and wired it for A/C power. On the front of the trailer it allows for an extension cord to plug in. From that cord it powers three regular 110 outlets...
06-21-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By mike3117

You are correct the two center posts are tied...

You are correct the two center posts are tied together with a bar however that bar is removable, which is what I did. They can then be used as 110s. The transfer switch is capable of doing 220 but...
06-21-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,527
Posted By mike3117

Wiring transfer switch and generator. Basic question.

Hi. Today I purchased this transfer switch, http://www.reliancecontrols.com/ProductDetail.aspx?30216A

I have the transfer switch all hooked up and am getting my generator ready. My generator is a...
01-05-08, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By mike3117

As far as providing power these are just as good...

As far as providing power these are just as good as the standard generators right? How do they make the invertor generators so much quieter than the other ones? The 4300 watt invertor generator has a...
01-05-08, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By mike3117

Question about these generators. Link inside....

I have been looking at some generators for my camp trailer. In this link I have provided the top two yellow ones use invertor technology for the power, the other green ones are standard brushless...
12-10-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

Yes I am going to replace them all for sure. It...

Yes I am going to replace them all for sure. It will only cost about $20 to do them all. Thanks guys for all your help!!!
12-10-07, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

Yes you are right it is a backstab connection. My...

Yes you are right it is a backstab connection. My OCD made me go pull the outlet out again, sure enough one of the neutral wires was loose after all, I reseated it firmly and it appears to have stuck...
12-10-07, 10:45 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

OK so I went around to each recepticle, breaker...

OK so I went around to each recepticle, breaker off, pulling each one out to check the wires. I turned the breaker back on to test each one after pulling them out. The original problem outlet was the...
12-10-07, 10:05 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

OK when I test the neutral and hot I do not get...

OK when I test the neutral and hot I do not get any kind of reading..... I assume this means your theory of a loose neutral wire is the case?

My father in law brought me down a circuit tester...
12-10-07, 09:27 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

Sorry about that, I tested between the ground and...

Sorry about that, I tested between the ground and the hot. There are a couple of things plugged in on the circuit when I tested, a radio and the sprinkler box.
12-10-07, 08:12 AM
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Views: 1,118
Posted By mike3117

Christmas light outlet help!

So the other night my outside christmas lights all went out. The outside outlet that they are plugged into is a non GFI outlet. No breakers on the panel were tripped. I tested the outlet with my...
10-15-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By mike3117

I appreciate the feedback so far. I will first...

I appreciate the feedback so far. I will first say that I certainly will not do anything illegal or unsafe with this scenario. As I am still learning about electrical wiring, I ask some of these...
10-15-07, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By mike3117

Running house on generator, theory question?

OK so I know a little bit about basic electrical wiring and have a question regarding a generator and using it to partially power my house during outages.

I have an outside RV plug installed on...
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