Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2005, 10:29 AM   #1
Obsessed with Moonunit
 
COArgosy78's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre
Love It Here , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 957
Images: 55
Electrical Help - Splitting a receptacle

Calling all electricians!! This is a call for help outside the regular topic of AS trailers, but maybe will come in handy for someone.

We are in the process of trying to change (in our home) what was an electrical outlet with 2 plugs & 1 wall switch set together in 1 box into 1 switch & the 2 outlet plugs separated onto different places on the wall. Unfortunately, we separated everything before discovering that the white wire for the switch is a hot wire & now the circuit breaker keeps tripping. Can any of you help tell us how to get back to square 1 & discover the hot wire? We are a bit intimidated here!!! I think Price said there are 2 cables w/6 wires total. Would a testing device help? What kind? What a mess!!!!!
__________________

__________________
Leigh (IB Aluminated)

"When a great ship is in harbour and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for." by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, author of ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’
COArgosy78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #2
3 Rivet Member
 
desi arnaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 183
my friend,go to the home depot and get a book on wireing..........if i was closer to you i would come out and do the job for free but i think the gas$$ would kill me getting to colorado...the book should tell you everything you need to know. good luck!!!
__________________

__________________
desi arnaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 06:45 PM   #3
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,190
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by COArgosy78
We are in the process of trying to change (in our home) what was an electrical outlet with 2 plugs & 1 wall switch set together in 1 box into 1 switch & the 2 outlet plugs separated onto different places on the wall.
Leigh, did the switch go to anything but the outlets?
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2005, 09:55 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
garry's Avatar
 
1969 31' Sovereign
Broken Arrow , Oklahoma
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,362
Images: 7
If you have a 3 way switch (turn light on or off from more than one location) the white wire can be hot but should have had black tape on it close to where it hooks into the switch. If this is the case the wire "should" have been red but it can be done with a hot white wire and the black tape as a warning of a "hot" wire.
Best to find a friend that knows wiring or bring in an a pro.

Garry
__________________
garry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2005, 04:57 PM   #5
Obsessed with Moonunit
 
COArgosy78's Avatar
 
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.7 Metre
Love It Here , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 957
Images: 55
Wink Its Done~~~~~

Hurrah!! We took desi's advice and borrowed a book from the library. In case anyone else gets in over their heads - the book is "Black & Deckers Complete Guide to Home Wiring." It had great how to pictures big enough for Price to see. Ours was a bathroom receptacle w/2 plugs, 1 switch and a set of lights overhead. The biggest mistake was NOT marking the hot wire before trying to separate the plugs to one part of the wall from the switch. The switch workedworks both the plugs & the lights.

Thanks for the responses guys - I know that you always try your best to help~!
__________________
Leigh (IB Aluminated)

"When a great ship is in harbour and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for." by Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, author of ‘Women Who Run With the Wolves’
COArgosy78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP! Electrical problem FranceyS Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 6 08-03-2010 03:57 PM
Electrical problem--99 safari Andrew Carey Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 2 11-16-2002 03:04 PM
electrical system 67 tradewind boardsander Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 10-14-2002 05:32 PM
Wiring for electrical horn on 310 shelocta Airstream Motorhome Forums 3 09-03-2002 10:40 PM
Electrical System Question ViewRVs Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 2 03-16-2002 08:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.