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Old 09-16-2019, 07:15 AM   #1
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No More Extension Cords!

Finally got 30 amp service box installed. Replaced unused 20 amp breaker with 30 amp breaker in house service panel, ran 10/2 wire to service box. Goodbye extension cord!
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:31 AM   #2
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Thanks. A must have for anyone that parks their camper, fifth wheel or motorhome at their house.
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Old 09-16-2019, 07:41 AM   #4
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Iím just wondering how soon youíll wish it was a 50 amp service box.

Just sayiní
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No to rain on your parade but that receptacle needs to be 3’ from the gas regulator. Also, if the steel flex or armored cable to the right is supplying it, the wiring method is not correct for outdoor use. I can’t tell from the photo but it appears the flex may enter the box without a proper connector. Just don’t want someone else to copy the install and create a dangerous condition.
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No to rain on your parade but that receptacle needs to be 3í from the gas regulator. Also, if the steel flex or armored cable to the right is supplying it, the wiring method is not correct for outdoor use. I canít tell from the photo but it appears the flex may enter the box without a proper connector. Just donít want someone else to copy the install and create a dangerous condition.
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Thanks for the observation Ken. Did not know about the 3 feet distance from gas regulator. I will re-mount higher to meet 3 feet distance and install PVC conduit to make it right and make it safe.
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Old 09-16-2019, 08:49 AM   #8
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X3

I am a retired carpenter and am well versed in code requirements for that field.
For any other projects I undertake I am obsessive about googling code requirements or finding a tradesman of the proper field and asking.

That being said, your project looks great and will be super once the modifications are done. I always admire people who take the time to make their projects look neat and professional.
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No to rain on your parade but that receptacle needs to be 3’ from the gas regulator.
Where is that clearance found? I added a 50-amp to the side of my house and the building department inspector said there was no minimum clearance to the gas meter. I did select a spot over 3' away but one place was within a foot and they said it would be approved.

Or is the difference that I have a gas meter that does not have the external "disc" thingy?

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Please check with your LOCAL ordinances to determine the proper positioning for your local area.
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Please check with your LOCAL ordinances to determine the proper positioning for your local area.
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I have a State of Tennessee Electrical both residential and commercial plus the county I live in BUT it is not recognized by the City of Johnson City as they have their own set of rules and codes, in fact they don't even recognize Federal Laciness. Ask why once and was told that the locals can require more but not less than the state there fore allowing them to set what codes they want plus you have to pay them $250.00 per year for their new code book that is required for you to have on job site.
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Finally got 30 amp service box installed. Replaced unused 20 amp breaker with 30 amp breaker in house service panel, ran 10/2 wire to service box. Goodbye extension cord!
!0/2? In Flex cable?

Maybe I'm ignorant, but I thought you would have to run 10/3 in anything but EMT or rigid conduit? But WY Husker Fan and Cavie didn't mention it, so maybe it's allright. I'm pretty sure that if you change to PVC conduit, as you suggested, you will need three #10 AWG conductors.

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Larry, the 10/2, 12/2, or 14/2 we get here includes two insulated conductors and a "non-insulated" ground wire, so the ground is still there, just not insulated. (I'm not an electrician, either, though.)

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!0/2? In Flex cable?

... I thought you would have to run 10/3 in anything but EMT or rigid conduit? But WY Husker Fan and Cavie didn't mention it, so maybe it's all right. I'm pretty sure that if you change to PVC conduit, as you suggested, you will need three #10 AWG conductors.
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Larry, the 10/2, 12/2, or 14/2 we get here includes two insulated conductors and a "non-insulated" ground wire, so the ground is still there, just not insulated. (I'm not an electrician, either, though.)
Okay, but around here that's called 10/2 WG which stands for 10/2 With Ground.
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Iím just wondering how soon youíll wish it was a 50 amp service box.

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When we got our new camper it is 50 amp. Th eold was was 30 amp and I had a 30 amp box.

I spent the time and money to make it 50 amp box. It was a waste of time and money.

The only thing that ever runs is one AC and the 30 amp would have worked perfectly.

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Iím just wondering how soon youíll wish it was a 50 amp service box.

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11 years with a 30A plug. No concerns here at all.
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!0/2? In Flex cable?

Maybe I'm ignorant, but I thought you would have to run 10/3 in anything but EMT or rigid conduit? But WY Husker Fan and Cavie didn't mention it, so maybe it's allright. I'm pretty sure that if you change to PVC conduit, as you suggested, you will need three #10 AWG conductors.

Not a licensed electrician; somewhat familiar with the codes.
You are absolutely correct. No RX allowed in conduit in a wet location. Conductors must be listed for wet locations,
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One of happiest days of my RV ownership was when we had a dedicated 30 amp plug installed at home for my TT. I no longer worry about extension cords, blown fuses, etc. Great job! I like the cover on yours better than the cover that was put on mine!
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One of happiest days of my RV ownership was when we had a dedicated 30 amp plug installed at home for my TT. I no longer worry about extension cords, blown fuses, etc. Great job! I like the cover on yours better than the cover that was put on mine!
Yes for sure ... we are new to camping and I had a 50 amp installed ... not a big deal but installer had to add a 100 amp panel inside off main panel we have had to many add-ons after 20 years in this house ... I wish I had skills to do but I stay away from electrical projects ...
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