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time2roll

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Posted: 11/07/20 06:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cavie wrote:

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J-Box and wire nuts are fine. I also would be inclined to just tape it up depending on how it looks.

I assume 10/2 vs 10/3 is just a nomenclature typo.

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10/2 with ground is what is in the RV. A junction box, twisted wires and wire nuts are all the is required. Twise the wires first then add the wirenuts. 10/3 w ground is used if 240 volts.
Are you telling me? I know the difference. I believe the OP does too.
I don't think the thread is about what replacement wire to buy.


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Posted: 11/07/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is not necessary to twist the wires together before using a wire nut, just put them parallel and insert, then turn the wire nut till tight.





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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.


Master Electrician here. No need to replace it. j-box and wire nuts will be fine!.


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time2roll wrote:

cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

J-Box and wire nuts are fine. I also would be inclined to just tape it up depending on how it looks.

I assume 10/2 vs 10/3 is just a nomenclature typo.

Post a picture for best advice.


10/2 with ground is what is in the RV. A junction box, twisted wires and wire nuts are all the is required. Twise the wires first then add the wirenuts. 10/3 w ground is used if 240 volts.
Are you telling me? I know the difference. I believe the OP does too.
I don't think the thread is about what replacement wire to buy.


I was referring to your nomeclature type. 10/2 and 10'3 are not a typo. two different types od wire.

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cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

J-Box and wire nuts are fine. I also would be inclined to just tape it up depending on how it looks.

I assume 10/2 vs 10/3 is just a nomenclature typo.

Post a picture for best advice.


10/2 with ground is what is in the RV. A junction box, twisted wires and wire nuts are all the is required. Twise the wires first then add the wirenuts. 10/3 w ground is used if 240 volts.
Are you telling me? I know the difference. I believe the OP does too.
I don't think the thread is about what replacement wire to buy.


I was referring to your nomenclature typo. 10/2 and 10/3 are not a typo. Two different types of wire.


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Posted: 11/07/20 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In the Romex world there is 10/2, 10/3 plane, and 10/3 with ground. 50-year master electrician here.

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Technically you are correct. Kinda like calling it 110 and 220. We all know what is being said.

Of course if the OP was ordering wire on amazon the 10/2 vs 10/3 is very important.

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I’m with Bumpyroad. As long as conductors aren’t damaged I’d just do a better electrical tape job around both conductors (a couple thicknesses of tape provides much more than 120v protection); then electrical tape over the whole “surgery”. Finally, you need to protect it from the type damage that occurred - that depends on space and what’s around; heat shrink probably sufficient, but only if nothing sharp or a rub hazard as it bounces down the road. Worst case you could encase it in a sleeve of pvc or something more protective.

If I was to bother with more, I’d probably replace the whole length of wire. Although box and wire nuts would be fine, frankly the wire nut junction has more potential for failure than a good tape up job on what you already have.

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MNRon wrote:

I’m with Bumpyroad. As long as conductors aren’t damaged I’d just do a better electrical tape job around both conductors (a couple thicknesses of tape provides much more than 120v protection); then electrical tape over the whole “surgery”. Finally, you need to protect it from the type damage that occurred - that depends on space and what’s around; heat shrink probably sufficient, but only if nothing sharp or a rub hazard as it bounces down the road. Worst case you could encase it in a sleeve of pvc or something more protective.

If I was to bother with more, I’d probably replace the whole length of wire. Although box and wire nuts would be fine, frankly the wire nut junction has more potential for failure than a good tape up job on what you already have.

My 2 cents...

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cavie wrote:

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.


Master Electrician here. No need to replace it. j-box and wire nuts will be fine!.


I agree with Cavie, I would add, I would use a 4-11/16” j-box much easier to work in with 10 gauge wire. My opinion is fix it right so if someone else sees it they feel you do repairs correctly. I would also twist the wires before putting on the wire nuts. With 14 or 12 gauge the parallel and twist on the nut will twist the wire also, 10 gauge not always.
One last thing put a cover on the j-box.

* This post was edited 11/07/20 09:08pm by rhagfo *


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