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#173982 - 01/24/08 02:06 PM Trailer park wiring
Theelectrikid Offline
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Loc: Levittown, PA
Before I post anymore pics, I just have to say thanks to Bill for making it so easy for us to upload pics on our own.

A singlewide was abandoned and trashed by its owners (and its still sitting on the lot wrecked.) Here's how its shed was wired, UF cable through PVC in the ground which goes to a cord cap.


Here's the LB it comes from. Yes, the wire is cut off, and yes it's dead, as the trailer's service cord (a new term?) was stolen!


The following are two pics of my family's old trailer's pedestal. Complete with Zinsco breakers! (Click the pics for their descriptions.)




Here's underneath the old trailer, right where the breaker panel was. I think that AL ground wire is supposed to go somewhere, like under that siding-ground clamp.


Nice black cable ground. This gets bugged to the AL wire from the panel.


Chassis ground


How did someone squeeze a blown up NM factory in that crawlspace?


Service cord going to panel in EMT, which was only held up by the locknut in the panel! The 10/3 NM (no, not UF) was hacked in by the previous handyman owner of the trailer.*


*Why is it that both houses I've lived (live) in have been hacked by handymen?!
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#173983 - 01/24/08 02:11 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid]
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A little worn out I'd say


Yeah, it complies, in some far off country. (This trailer was built before the name "manufactured home" was slapped on them, so I don't know the requirements for them to meet any codes.)


Old neighbor's back light, missing some support


Here's where that trailer-roof-tar covered EMT goes


That's it for now.

Ian A.
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#174205 - 01/28/08 11:17 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid]
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Thats really scary. what was the breaker rating on that 50? amp connector powering the house? Thanks for posting.

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#174238 - 01/29/08 08:26 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: napervillesoundtech]
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Ian, is this back in PA? I've heard Zinsco is a rare find back east...(That would be a positive thing!) Just as most trailer parks I've ever worked on or in... The only real improvement to make is to bring in the "CAT".

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#174240 - 01/29/08 08:29 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell]
Theelectrikid Offline
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Naper: 100amps.

Randy: Yep, this is in PA, from what I've heard (read: ECN Chat room) Zinsco was common in the east for trailer pesestals and the like.

The improvements have already been made. \:\)

Ian A.
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#174247 - 01/29/08 10:57 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid]
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Zinsco is Los Angeles' gift to the electrical industry.:D

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#174594 - 02/08/08 02:00 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: NORCAL]
Theelectrikid Offline
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 Originally Posted By: NORCAL
Zinsco is Los Angeles' gift to the electrical industry.:D


Well tell LA I want the receipt. \:D

Ian A.
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#174742 - 02/12/08 05:55 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid]
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Ian
I've never seen a 100A Zinsco "skinny" breaker.. I think they went up to 60A. (Not that I have any faith a Zinsco 60 would trip at 100A anyways )

LoL Rollie.... Don't forget, we had Sierra electric until P&S bought and axed them... Also Lest we forget what hath the east coast bestowed upon us, FPE be thine headache.

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#174746 - 02/12/08 06:42 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell]
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 Originally Posted By: Lostazhell
Ian
I've never seen a 100A Zinsco "skinny" breaker.. I think they went up to 60A. (Not that I have any faith a Zinsco 60 would trip at 100A anyways )


Hmm, maybe it was a double 50...

Oh well I don't remember and I'm a crappy photographer so, "The world may never know."

Ian A.
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#174748 - 02/12/08 07:06 PM Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell]
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 Originally Posted By: Lostazhell
Ian
I've never seen a 100A Zinsco "skinny" breaker.. I think they went up to 60A. (Not that I have any faith a Zinsco 60 would trip at 100A anyways )

LoL Rollie.... Don't forget, we had Sierra electric until P&S bought and axed them... Also Lest we forget what hath the east coast bestowed upon us, FPE be thine headache.


FPE never was that popular here,plenty of Zinsco/Sylvania/Challanger though, and I do miss Sierra wallplates.....

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