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Old 07-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Additional wiring?

While I have the inner skins out I was wondering what additional wiring I should run. for instance if I upgrade the fridge or water heater to newer models in the future, I think they have electronic starts that would require some sort of wire runs. but what wire and to and from where? Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Also what is the name of the type of 12v push in connector that air stream used for the quick disconnects? I need to refresh some of them but cannot find that type of connector.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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I would definitely put a 12v drop in at each location and feed them back to the fuse panel by the converter. I would also put a 120v into the water heater location in case you want to up grade that. I have been looking doing the 120v/gas upgrade to the water heater on mine.

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If you ever thought about a second air conditioner you could run wires for that also.
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Pre-wire for sound system, speakers, etc. A couple of extra wires for cable or computer use. And of course extra plugs both AC and DC.
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If you go solar, you need cable for that from the roof to a place where you can mount the controller, and then from there to the converter/breaker panels. You can use 10 AWG, but 8 is better, especially over 100 watts. To the roof usually means going through the back of the refrigerator and up or next to the vent.

If you want to boost wifi and/or cell coverage, you may need wires for that to the roof, although you'll have to see what kind because they operate differently.

You will always need more electricity, even with wireless electronics (they need power too and antennas).

You'll want to avoid roof penetrations, so cables up the vent are the best way to go.

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I plan on removing the tv antenna so there will be a fairly large hole there that needs patching would this be a good location for solar or some other antenna?
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I plan on removing the tv antenna so there will be a fairly large hole there that needs patching would this be a good location for solar or some other antenna?
I don't know how big the hole will be, but you'll want access to the area when it needs to be resealed. A solar panel will keep direct rainfall and snow off the area, but water will run across the area. Lack of sun will slow the drying.

Some solar panels have a hinge so you can lift the panel to catch more sun thus improving the efficiency of the panel. That would make it easier to access the area underneath.

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