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#107518 - 09/14/04 03:19 PM Trailer Park Wiring  
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Service feeder on trailer in trailer park and panel. Gotta love that rubber cord!!!!

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#107519 - 09/14/04 08:41 PM Re: Trailer Park Wiring  
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I'm glad you posted these pics. They show what happens to SO-type cord when it is buried.
People seem to think "if it can go outside, it can go in the ground." We see here how burial- under even a little detritus- can degrade the rubber, and in a relatively short time. I have removed cords that had ALL the insulation completely gone because of this.
One way to identify the problem is the presence of dead vegetation- current leakage will kill grass, plants, etc. in the immediate area.
It should also be noted that your typical cast zinc "Bell" box will also quickly self-destruct when in contact with the ground.


#107520 - 09/14/04 09:09 PM Re: Trailer Park Wiring  
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Aren't "bell boxes" made of aluminum?


#107521 - 09/14/04 09:28 PM Re: Trailer Park Wiring  
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#107522 - 09/14/04 10:32 PM Re: Trailer Park Wiring  
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In the first pic, it looks like the bare conductor is exposed on the black wire,Also what is that 3 conductor romex for that goes nowhere in the last pic?


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#107523 - 09/15/04 12:51 AM Re: Trailer Park Wiring  
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Say this is a service? Hope it's protected in some way. And looks like the only attempt to bury it was done by wind blown debris.

Scott, my cannondale (Bike) is aluminum, I have no idea what crap they use to make bell boxes with. Mirical-multi-metal(TM)?


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