Home Improvement Questions? Ask a Handyman for Answers ASAP
Are you having power problems .. ??
is this a new trailer to you ??
are you wanting to add devices ??
Thanks .. Rich
Being a former ride jock I am familliar with what you are trying to do. I have worked on more than one floss wagon during my time doing spots for ole Dangerous (Davis) Enterprises.
If you could provide a drawing of your present set up I can provide the needed modifications to get you running smoothly.
You can e-mail the drawings to [email protected]
Just let them know that it is for The Home Smithy and they will see to it that I get them.
Best regards; The Home Smithy
Schematic and diagram (equipment placement) en route. Here is what I have:
Power cord IN is 110v (2 wire+grnd) All power out is 12/2 w/grnd NF where needed under trailer thru plastic pipe.
1/2 of box is utilized. (2 wire, not three in)
I can re-wire the whole thing if I have good schematics and know what to get for parts if I have to.
I'll need a power supply cord of 200' length for most supply applications. What Size?
Breaker Box can go on outside, not a problem...I'll buy weatherproof.
recessed female or male on outside to hook up to supply?
Dogbone type? (to connect if their connection is different)...
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Sorry Smithy, tried to follow their "Paste Here" directions for my diagrams...didn't work out...Oh well...on to another day...
Ok lets try this then. Are the drawings in .jpg format? If not what format are they in. I can help you to upload them to other free servers if needed
Rob you can use rapidshare.com to upload the files to. Just click on browse and locate the file on your computer. Click on upoload and then copy the link the site gives you and paste it here. Let me know if you have any problems.
Ok Rob I have the picture just need a little translation of part of it. The words pointed to by the arrow if you please. Once I know what it says I can proceed to edit the drawings for you. I should have these done by tomorrow afternoon.
never mind it is "extention cord".
Small problem Rob.
I had about 1/2 of the drawings done and accidentily hit the reset button of my computer. 2 hours worth of drawings...poof!!
Well back to the drawing board.
I will have these for you by the morning.
A HA! I am not alone in the wonderful world of "Senior Moments"!
Why is it that the "Delete Button" / " Reset Button" are not three feet away for computer guru's like us???? :o)
ROTFLMAO!! you too huh.
I actually remove the escape key from my keyboard. That and that damn caps lock are the first thing to go bye bye. Unfortunatly the power switch in the back of my computer has to stay there. that is what I actually hit by accident yesterday. The fan in my power supply was getting old and would raise one loud screeck on occassion. A good whack stops it. I missed! Replaced fan immediatly after posting my last message to you.
Anyways here is what I have for you. Have a look and we can edit as needed. All wiring is just like house wiring, unless indicated otherwise.
I forgot to add a plug for the exterior light string and freezer. A good twist lock should work fine for the string, and a standard recepticle for the freezer.
As for the main feed wires. You can probably get these cheaper if you go to a welding supply store and tell them what you need to do. You will need a mimimum of #6 stranded cable (3/8" welding lead) These can be layed out flat as opposed to having a large wire that someone might trip on. Just watch that the carneys don't swipe them on slough night. Rather than use a connector at the trailer I would go ahead and hard wire it to the panel. Add a couple pieces of #5 rebar to hang them on and your set
Another thing you may wish to consider is a mains breaker at the trailer before the breaker panel. Some spots I did required this, but most did not. They considered the switch at the feed source as the mains.
Joseph caught a big mistake in my drawing. The breaker sizes are wrong. They should be 15 and 20 amp breakers not 20 and 30.
Sorry about that. I guess I need to do these things earlier evening instead of early morning.