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Old 03-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #21
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Iggy, thanks. I haven't pulled apart one of the outlets yet so for now I'll assume they used stranded wire.

The OP said he "ran some romex" to his new outlet. Unless he had picked up and used some special romex somewhere I suspect that romex he used would be solid wire. You see any long term problems if it is?

Thanks for the electrical 101 lesson, but I should be OK. I was a carpenter and installed hundreds of kitchens in a past life, so I have tickled plenty of wire before. I know enough NOT to be dangerous.

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #22
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On my 2010 Flagstaff 829RGSS I've worked on two different AC circuits and they both had 14g solid wire romex. All of the wiring I can see elsewhere appears externally to be the same thing. The factory receptacles are punch-down type and I have no idea if those are more resistant to vibrating loose than wire nut connections. My assumption is that the punch-down system is more for speed of manufacturing than for concern with long-term viability of the circuits.

I suppose soldering connections might give one piece of mind. But I just used standard wire-nuts and then taped them. I feel comfortable with that, but my rig is not on the road as much as some. Full-time travelers might consider something more vibration resistant.

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