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11-15-18, 06:44 AM
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Posted By texasdude

then why is it functioning as a hot? In the...

then why is it functioning as a hot?

In the picture, it shows exactly how its set up. Everything works 100% this way. If I flip the white to the silver/neutral screw, and put the black where it...
11-15-18, 06:31 AM
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Posted By texasdude

120 on normal outlet ​​​​​​120 on mystery...

120 on normal outlet

​​​​​​120 on mystery outlet
11-14-18, 09:52 PM
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Views: 585
Posted By texasdude

To be sure I'm understanding. You're saying plug...

To be sure I'm understanding. You're saying plug in a polarized cord into a properly wired outlet. Then, touch the troubled outlets' white wire and cross over to the hot of the extension cord?
11-14-18, 08:13 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Ray, When the wiring is done properly by...

Ray,

When the wiring is done properly by their wire colors (black to brass, white to silver) only the receptacle works and the switch doesn't. Which I believe is because the "hot" isnt isnt able...
11-14-18, 08:07 PM
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Posted By texasdude

I understand. On the breaker the wire is...

I understand.

On the breaker the wire is black.

i maybe made it more confusing in the diagram. Basically, everything is normal except the white is hot and black is neutral. It's just reversed,...
11-14-18, 04:38 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Yeah thats whats there. Two blacks, one white. ...

Yeah thats whats there. Two blacks, one white.

The white is HOT according to my voltage tester

P.S. "original outlet" is how it was set up when I opened it.
11-14-18, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By texasdude

Replacing a light/plug receptable in old 60s mobile home

I think I have a good understanding of wiring until I see this stuff.

So this 60s mobile home has some foreign-to-me wiring at times.

The neutral/white is HOT. The two black wires arent. It...
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Posted By texasdude

update

Thanks for the ideas guys. I did surrender to convenience and decided to just get boring quikrete and it seems to have done the patch job well afterall. We'll see how it handles the years ahead though
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Posted By texasdude

Thanks guys. Sounds about what I want but I cant...

Thanks guys. Sounds about what I want but I cant seem to find that stuff anywhere. Atleast, not where I can get it. Looks like gravel/stone places may be where to ask.
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Posted By texasdude

best way to fix driveway

On the property here we have a driveway that goes over a culvert and into the yard. It was concreted long before I came out here and the first 1/4 of it has just been falling apart over the decades....
12-02-15, 06:20 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Yeah. Its a 2 (moderate) health hazard on the...

Yeah. Its a 2 (moderate) health hazard on the msds. I *believe* its more dangerous to inhale than ingest. All I keep seeing is nausea/vomiting. Ofcourse this is for the chemical itself. Not after its...
12-02-15, 06:15 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Thanks for helping zoesdad. And thanks for...

Thanks for helping zoesdad.

And thanks for moving it PJ. You helped me in another thread once involving a breaker panel
12-02-15, 08:26 AM
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Posted By texasdude

The part on the very bottom "if taste or odor is...

The part on the very bottom "if taste or odor is detected in tap water, manually regenerate softener, run cold water until odor is gone"

I wonder if the odor theyre referring to is iron out or the...
12-01-15, 12:29 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Cleaning whole house well filter with iron-out?

So around here, to clean/recycle the whole house filter, which is between the pressure tank and water softener, iron-out is being used.

The method is, the filter is taken out, soaked in a bucket...
09-07-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

Well thats a bummer. I was hoping to use that...

Well thats a bummer. I was hoping to use that second feed that used to be for the central AC.

Several appliances cant be run simultaneously. IE microwave and ac window unit. If one is moved to...
09-05-15, 04:04 PM
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Posted By texasdude

I could open the conduit below the box and splice...

I could open the conduit below the box and splice it. I do have 8 (and maybe even 6 awg) wire out here.

Im confused now as to why connecting the bare grounds to the neutral inside is not ok in...
09-05-15, 02:23 PM
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Posted By texasdude

But PJ, as far as the outside panel, the green...

But PJ, as far as the outside panel, the green cable is cut. The right feed has a bare copper, but the central feed has no ground.
09-05-15, 01:42 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Ok, bare with me guys. The more I read/learn the...

Ok, bare with me guys. The more I read/learn the more I realize how some of my questions are silly.

Simply, those ungrounded circuits (20A's) need to be connected to the neutral, since the damn...
09-05-15, 12:38 PM
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Posted By texasdude

Tolyn, my idea was to take the unused 240 feed...

Tolyn, my idea was to take the unused 240 feed and put in a totally seperate panel. It would be 30amp at the disconnect panel. Then on the panel in the home it would branch out to several 20amp...
09-03-15, 03:10 PM
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Posted By texasdude

PJ, if the circuits bare grounds arent connected...

PJ, if the circuits bare grounds arent connected at all, arent the neutrals still acting as ground?
09-03-15, 02:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

Ive educated myself quite a bit over the past few...

Ive educated myself quite a bit over the past few days. Looks ill be doing some proper rewiring. All this explains a lot about some of the breaker trips that can occur in the home.

I'm also...
08-31-15, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

I'll swap those breakers for 2P50A and disconnect...

I'll swap those breakers for 2P50A and disconnect the AC wires. Makes no sense having 300A under a 200A does it.

Back to my fundamental misunderstandings, if the 20A circuits arent grounded arent...
08-30-15, 11:53 PM
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Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

P.S. On the disconnect panel outside, is there...

P.S. On the disconnect panel outside, is there anything wrong with putting a single pole 20A breaker on there and putting the neutral AND ground on the right bar? Or should the ground go on the...
08-30-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

Ok, mysteries solved. That right feed in the main...

Ok, mysteries solved. That right feed in the main disconnect goes to AC. The center orange cable on secondary panel ALSO goes to the AC.

Not active, so, only water heater and dryer on that...
08-30-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,527
Posted By texasdude

The center cable feeds the home. It comes in at...

The center cable feeds the home. It comes in at the bottom of the main panel inside. That, im 99% sure of.

I need to truly get under the mobile home and see what is what.

Im still baffled about...
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