The attached images were taken from a mobile home inspection I did last month. Both were taken from within the crawl space. The outlet and box were located directly below the water heater. The other image is of the connections between the two halves of the double wide.
Aha!! The Duct-tape king lives on! (AKA The Homeowner!) The GE outlet in the first pic which, at least here, is a Wal-Mart, Target, or Grocery Store buy... Some people just never learn until they reach ignition!
#117971 - 07/25/0404:22 PMRe: Mobile Home Violations
LoL Dave, I guess if I were to try & look on the bright side, It looks like the bare ground wires are at least twisted together in a couple places also!
The thing I'm really curious about is what the devil are those duct-taped block looking things on a couple of the NM's?? There's one leaning on that piece of either SO cord or 6/3NM that loops under the trailer...
#117973 - 07/25/0407:26 PMRe: Mobile Home Violations
Randy those are an approved and listed plug together connector for nm wire. I have seen and connected them on several modular manufactured homes...(not mobile home any more home owner took offense at the term mobile home) they are usually located in a junction box with correcponding numbers onthe wire ends where the 2 halves of the home meet in the attic area usually in a closet. we have some repair connectors that are similar that are rated for in wall use , though ive never tried it,dont trust them, and they are very spendy. the duct tape is not required for the connection that is the high level of craftsmanship from the repair person doing this workin the second picture edited for clearity and psellinng
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#117974 - 07/25/0411:00 PMRe: Mobile Home Violations
Those connectors strongly resemble one we use in low voltage DC. For forklifts, their larger cousins are available in 300 amp versions. The ones in the picture look to be about the same as the 40A ones I use on RV power converters.
#117976 - 07/27/0411:17 PMRe: Mobile Home Violations
A "proper" factory built modular home is not a trailer home, but generalyl designed and built to be installed for one place (usually on a foundation or slab, and at that with a full utility services, and you would be hard pressed to tell one from a built in place home).
A "mobile home" is just a subsetof manufactured home that is designed and built to be moved possibly to other sites..
#117977 - 07/27/0411:21 PMRe: Mobile Home Violations
I guess those blocks are better than some of the trailers I've seen where the 2nd half simply cord & plug connects to an outside outlet! (before in-use covers were around! ) I find the weirdest stuff on these things... & it all seems to be cut-rate, cheap as you can find it things!
#117978 - 07/28/0412:19 AMRe: Mobile Home Violations