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time2roll

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Posted: 11/07/20 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not sure what is under the black tape but I would just tape that up unless a portion of the hot/neutral insulation was actually removed or the copper was damaged.


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Posted: 11/07/20 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oh my... I was hoping not to hear "replace" [emoticon]

That wire goes under the floor, under the door and through the kitchen to the power box.


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Posted: 11/07/20 12:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

unfortunately there is a small section of the insulation missing on both the hot and the neurtral. About 2mm but the copper isn't damaged.

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Not sure what is under the black tape but I would just tape that up unless a portion of the hot/neutral insulation was actually removed or the copper was damaged.


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Posted: 11/07/20 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes it is ugly. It wasn't as ugly but I removed the orange insulation to see what damage was done. It was basically scratched from wood hitting it and I didn't want to leave it that way so my investigation turned into surgery which left me with this mess.


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That is ugly.

splice NEEDS to be in a work box.

Better yet, can you trace back to where both ends of this wire goes and replace entire length?

Might want to consider finding better path to protect the cable from future damage..


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Posted: 11/07/20 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have 10/2 Romex wire-nutted and it's held up fine for years.

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Posted: 11/07/20 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't understand the problem ... the OP says the copper wire was NOT damaged...just the insulation. ( slight scrape marks on copper is all ). I would just do a better tape job .... and then tape over the entire mess properly. Don't see any need to cut / splice / or pull new wires ....


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Posted: 11/07/20 12:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

icodeintx wrote:

Oh my... I was hoping not to hear "replace" [emoticon]

That wire goes under the floor, under the door and through the kitchen to the power box.


That description scares me worst than the picture!!!


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Posted: 11/07/20 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which description? It is the factory wire that runs from the back of the inlet (drivers side) across the back of the RV (inside) then down through the floor for about 12ft only to come back up from under the floor to the power box.

I just see it as a "pain" to replace since I'll have to pull the bottom of the RV apart to get to the wire if I was to replace it. If I have to cut it then I was hoping to just put it in a junction box and wire it up normally with wire nuts but I don't have experience with 10 gauge wire and concerned if cutting the wire would cause it to get hot at the wire nuts.

I'm not having any problems with it as it is but like another poster said, "It is ugly" [emoticon]



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icodeintx wrote:

Oh my... I was hoping not to hear "replace" [emoticon]

That wire goes under the floor, under the door and through the kitchen to the power box.


That description scares me worst than the picture!!!


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Posted: 11/07/20 01:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you can gain enough slack, you could put it in a metal electrical box. Not the greatest solution, but should be safe.


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Posted: 11/07/20 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would tape it and add some type of protection.

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