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Old 02-12-2008, 09:15 AM   #57
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Exposed 120V in walls?

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Rewired, redone, proper voltage and polarity. Finally an exterior 30 amp receptacle.
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You can't just change the plate. They must have changed to one piece 120v receptacles the day they wired my Safari. At least one (bathroom) has the holes drilled for a standard duplex receptacle, but the one piece unit was installed instead. I can take out the one piece units and go to a standard receptacle and use a metal plate that looks better, or forget it. Something to mull about…

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Did you put in standard house recepticals? That leaves exposed 120V in the wall. Dangerous.
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Did you put in standard house recepticals? That leaves exposed 120V in the wall. Dangerous.
Michelle, good point. I haven't done anything except replace the one cover plate. With the one piece receptacles, just thinking.

To replace them with standard receptacles, even back wired with the receptacle wrapped in electrical tape, not a good idea since they don't reside in a box (tape will eventually fall off and hot wire could arc to aluminum). I'll have to look at these one piece receptacles and see how they are made and if there's some alternative that will allow me to use metal plates. One would be to use a shallow old work plastic box, but that seems like more trouble than it's worth. The one over the kitchen counter was easy to replace the plate so I didn't pay any attention to that receptacle since the front looked like any other receptacle.

I have an extreme case of electrical aluminitis mixed with not thinking beyond house wiring. I have also thought that I should go through all the hidden places where they have run Romex across sharp edges and see if it's likely to rub the insulation off over time. Once again I'm glad the Forum is here so I can post my crazy ideas and find out if I'm going to have a trailer that glows in the dark.

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Can I jump into this thread? It is close to what I need to know. I have a 1970 Safari. I am not sure how big is the breaker for the AC but if I am running it during the summer full blast it breaks the breaker everytime. What should I look for?

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have you checked the line voltage?
is this plugged in at home or at a rv 30A/50A hook up?
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Can I jump into this thread? It is close to what I need to know. I have a 1970 Safari. I am not sure how big is the breaker for the AC but if I am running it during the summer full blast it breaks the breaker everytime. What should I look for?

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The AC breaker is 20 amps.

What AC are you using?

Are you using an extension cord?

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