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Old 05-08-2016, 03:50 AM   #15
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Post 9 blue light photo. I would move the gas can somewhere else for safety reasons.


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I figured someone would comment on that!

It is empty, but I still moved it earlier this morning. It just didn't look right sitting next to the potential spark-source.
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I am currently (no pun intended) hooked up to a 45 year old house, on a 20A breaker, with no grounding. When the house was built, all outlets only had two flat holes, no third hole for the ground wire.
You may also want to check to see if the service to the house is connected to a ground rod. Over time they sometimes get disconnected from the ground rod and the electricity searches for another next best ground source. Sometimes it is the plumbing but it could be more deadly if it is you standing in a puddle or in wet grass.
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You may also want to check to see if the service to the house is connected to a ground rod. Over time they sometimes get disconnected from the ground rod and the electricity searches for another next best ground source. Sometimes it is the plumbing but it could be more deadly if it is you standing in a puddle or in wet grass.
I am pretty sure this house is NOT grounded. Which is why I did the makeshift grounding rod at the trailer.

I should/could put a ground rod near the garage and ground the receptacle, but I don't plan on being here much longer, maybe another month, then we move out and hit the road full time.
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Thing to consider...

Most commercial places should be properly wired.

Granted older homes are not often.

So if you wish to make an emergency ground it can be as simple as a length of suitable wire such as number 10.

On one end a lug to attach to your rv or you can connect it to the ground pin on a plug to plug in or some other connection.

On the other end attach a suitable clip as they make them from test lead size ( too small) to welder size ( too large).

You clip it to a water pipe and you are good.
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I have the same problem with mine but only get shocked if the ground is wet... I have been checking all the wires as I go thru my "remodel" I think I will try this ground rod method see if that gives me a fix!
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My wire is the same size as the battery-to-chassis ground wire. I think it is 6. I hose clamped it onto the top of the spike.

The other end is attached to a set of needle-nose vice grips, which have a large nut welded onto the handle (my first fly-tying vise, before I got a job and could afford a real one). Slipped the bare wire into the nut, and threaded in a slightly smaller bolt so the wire was pinched firmly between nut and bolt.

Drove the spike into the ground, and just clamped the vise-grips onto whatever I could find that was bare metal attached to chassis.

I think I will throw this into my "Electric" storage bin, and have it just in case we find a spot where my blue light won't light up.
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I figured someone would comment on that! It is empty, but I still moved it earlier this morning. It just didn't look right sitting next to the potential spark-source.
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I figured someone would comment on that!

It is empty, but I still moved it earlier this morning. It just didn't look right sitting next to the potential spark-source.
FWIW, a full gas can will NOT explode, an empty one WILL! Only fumes ignite, never liquid gas.
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FWIW, a full gas can will NOT explode, an empty one WILL! Only fumes ignite, never liquid gas.
Yep I was thinking the same thing but decide to let it be. Just like the Beatles song.
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Go to any home center (past Lowes employee ) get a grounding rod, clamp, and a few feet of solid copper wire (sold by the foot at Lowes ) and ground that outlet, period !!!!!
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