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Old 05-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=cfsoistman;193436]More pictures of all the fun I've been having!!

Attachment 13452 Glad it's aflat screen and that stud was the right length. I'll save it and hopefully will never need to use it again.

Attachment 13453 The wire with the red wirenut is the reason for all of this work and I still can't find it's other end after taking apart every connection in every junction box and junction receptacle I could find.

Try looking up "Electric wire tracer tool" sold for live and open circuits, maybe one of these can help.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
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Well I finally found it. John Armstrong told me it's above the floor. There was only one place I hadn't opened because there was no access panel and it's a finished cabinet. Behind the hamper I cut a hole figuring I could patch it and it will never be seen. I was surprised to find the double paneled wall had an access cut on the inside but what I saw was just blank. What I found was really scary. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

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Too scary to think about the fact the gas tank filler tube runs through that same cavity. I caution everyone to take the time and look around your RV for any junction boxes and the back of the receptacles and check those connections. Someone could have gotten seriously hurt or worse. Insurance could replace the RV but your love ones can't be replaced. I'm working on the wiring diagram for the Georgetown 370TS and I promise to post it so at least if there's anyone it can help it will be here. I'm not sure if I'm mad about the lack of workmanship or the fact FR reps kept guessing where it might be.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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The last place left to look.

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WoW! Time to check all mine
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:22 PM   #15
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Wow.

If we have any Georgetown Lurkers on; this NEEDS to go back to the floor supervisor.

It also seems to have a whole lot of wires in that box. Is that legal?
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Nice work cfsoistman. That is super scarey. Thank goodness it didn't catch fire for real. So scarey to see that black soot inside things when you open them.
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Sent all of this information to FR with the pictures the other day. Haven't heard a word from them.
The Master Electrician at the company I work pointed out immediately that the wires were never twisted together. They just put the wire side by side and put the wire nut on. They used the wire nut to make the connection between the wires. Eventually the load from the AC Unit turned the inside of the wire nut into a little hot wire like a toaster and fried the wires and melted the wire nut cover in the process.
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Sent all of this information to FR with the pictures the other day. Haven't heard a word from them.
The Master Electrician at the company I work pointed out immediately that the wires were never twisted together. They just put the wire side by side and put the wire nut on. They used the wire nut to make the connection between the wires. Eventually the load from the AC Unit turned the inside of the wire nut into a little hot wire like a toaster and fried the wires and melted the wire nut cover in the process.
I see a few possible NEC code violations, maybe why they arent answering. Wrong size box, too many cables for box used and most importantly rule calls for accessibility. This is pretty serious stuff. E-How quote below.....
I assume Indiana follows the Nat. Code?
Code Specifications
  • The National Electrical Code requires that junction boxes must remain accessible, which means they cannot be covered with drywall or other wall covering material. The box opening must be covered with a coverplate that is screwed shut to protect the connection. The box must be deep enough to house the number of cables entering it. For example, a 4-inch by 4-inch square box that is 1-and-1/2-inches deep can accommodate the connections for up to 6 14-gauge NM cables or 5 12-gauge cables. If more cables must be connected in the box, use a box with a 2-and-1/8-inches depth.

Read more: Typical Electric Junction Box Wiring | eHow.com Typical Electric Junction Box Wiring | eHow.com
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WOW who puts these motorhomes together?
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WOW who puts these motorhomes together?
Minimum wage Amish kids learning a trade. Not being a wise guy but that is how it goes in northern Indiana.

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