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Trailer park wiring #173982 01/24/08 05:06 PM
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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.
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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!
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The following are two pics of my family's old trailer's pedestal. Complete with Zinsco breakers! (Click the pics for their descriptions.)
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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.
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Nice black cable ground. This gets bugged to the AL wire from the panel.
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Chassis ground
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How did someone squeeze a blown up NM factory in that crawlspace?
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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.*
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*Why is it that both houses I've lived (live) in have been hacked by handymen?!


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Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid] #173983 01/24/08 05:11 PM
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A little worn out I'd say
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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.)
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Old neighbor's back light, missing some support
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Here's where that trailer-roof-tar covered EMT goes
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That's it for now.

Ian A.


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Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid] #174205 01/29/08 02:17 AM
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Thats really scary. what was the breaker rating on that 50? amp connector powering the house? Thanks for posting.

Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: napervillesoundtech] #174238 01/29/08 11:26 PM
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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".

Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell] #174240 01/29/08 11:29 PM
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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. smile

Ian A.


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Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid] #174247 01/30/08 01:57 AM
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Zinsco is Los Angeles' gift to the electrical industry.:D

Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: NORCAL] #174594 02/08/08 05:00 PM
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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. laugh

Ian A.


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Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Theelectrikid] #174742 02/12/08 08:55 PM
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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 crazy )

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.

Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell] #174746 02/12/08 09:42 PM
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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 crazy )


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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Re: Pics: Trailer park wiring [Re: Lostazhell] #174748 02/12/08 10:06 PM
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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 crazy )

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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