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Old 05-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #393
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David thinks that you have a break in the wire that is underground. It will jump feed so that you will get a "phantom" reading but you really aren't. David said to remind you that he is not an electrician but he has run into that situation and does not understand how it occurs.
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Old 05-14-2008, 03:43 PM   #394
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lorna:
David thinks that you have a break in the wire that is underground. It will jump feed so that you will get a "phantom" reading but you really aren't. David said to remind you that he is not an electrician but he has run into that situation and does not understand how it occurs. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Yeah Dan-it's the big brown unexplained spot in the lawn where when it rains the water boils.LOL

00 Wire is more than enough size no matter how long the wire is.I agree with David that somewhere you have a break.Let us know what ya find.
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Old 05-14-2008, 07:48 PM   #395
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Like what you said Gary! I am going to try and use the other hot and see if I can get real voltage and Amps!! I did get new Breakers so I will try that first. Hope to try and do that tomorrow! I hope only one of the Hots is "broke".
With a little luck I can get it done tomorrow. I got way too much on my plate right now! Need a break for sure. My buddy and friend for many years now is thinking of saleing this place and going to N.M. We are making plans to do the same! They don't have anything set in stone yet but I can understand for sure!! I am tired of almost getting run over here by ?? Between trucks and cars and ??, It is a take your life in your hands thing everytime we try and get on the highway up here!! It is getting too built-up!! I don't like city's anyway. Anyway, I took a few pictures of the coach here and have the new front levelers on and the deck for our porch. Later,Dan
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:37 PM   #396
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Well, I got it!! Electric!! maga amps!! The neutral was bad. I do kinda know why. The two hots are 00 Wire but the neutral was only 4 or 6 gage,so it was the weak link!!Anyway that was one thing that works!!
I started to pull the front end off and I got the axles done and ready to reinstall. Tomorrow I hope to get it all together and get a front end alignment and I can save for the next project... Trailer! I got to finish the front porch and get that finished but another issue in the motorhome,For some reason, The A/C quit! It will turn the fans on but no compressor? I have to call Roadrunner and get them to come up and figure out what is going on with it!! After I get the truck done I can turn my work toward the trailer!
Should take one day to get the welding done and start on the finish.
Well, that is all for now, Dan
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:21 PM   #397
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I am more tired than usual!! I read the last post and that was confusing!! Even to me!!! The truck is what i was working on and tomorrow I will get it finished. There is more to do, but it can go on the back burner for now!! I will need to put pads on but can wait for a month or so. Not like I am going to cruise a miracle mile!! Not with these gas prices!!!! I can work on the trailer maybe next week and I have my friend that I sold the tow stuff to coming down next week one day to have it installed. That and the trailer will be my main jobs this week!! Then i can try and make a few bucks hauling vehicles to the scrap metal works! Thats one way to make severial bucks!!
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Here it is Memorial weekend, and no gas to go anywhere!!!! Hope all of ya have a great weekend!!! And a great memorial day too!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Wallaby Dan:
Well, I got it!! Electric!! maga amps!! The neutral was bad. I do kinda know why. The two hots are 00 Wire but the neutral was only 4 or 6 gage,so it was the weak link!!Anyway that was one thing that works!!
I started to pull the front end off and I got the axles done and ready to reinstall. Tomorrow I hope to get it all together and get a front end alignment and I can save for the next project... Trailer! I got to finish the front porch and get that finished but another issue in the motorhome,For some reason, The A/C quit! It will turn the fans on but no compressor? I have to call Roadrunner and get them to come up and figure out what is going on with it!! After I get the truck done I can turn my work toward the trailer!
Should take one day to get the welding done and start on the finish.
Well, that is all for now, Dan </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Lucky for you the neutral did carry some current.Other wise I would think it would 220 everything you pluged into it.
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No way Gary. What I did was take off the other 00 gage wire and move it to the neutral connection and tried it again. I had good hot and neutral!! That 4-6 gage wire had a meltdown somewhere underground but the 00 wires were both ok. I am sitting in Air Conditioned comfort!! The A/C wasn't working right when I did start it up but it is working ok today and it is warm enough for it!!
So far it is working great! Before, it would stop cooling but the fans stayed on. I think it may have had a cobweb or something as I checked it out but didn't see anything out of whack. Everything is working ok right now! I just heard the A/C compressor come back on, again so I would say it is ok for now. I did get the truck finished and runs good, only thing left is to get a front-end alignment and it will be done. I am taking a couple of days off and relax as I am getting run down. Not feeling as good as I would normaly. Could be the heat or ????????
Have a good Memorial Day!!!! Dan
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Dan,
When I young and foolish I worked running PA and lighting systems.We built disconnects using the ends of jumper cable clamps and that cable ran to a distrabution pannel to run the PA's and lighting.We would clamp to a 220 box with a earth ground,netural,and two hots.I was on a job that had a delta system to clamp off of.I wasn't used to that kind of system and switched a neutral and a hot.I pluged in a small fan we had by the sound mixing board to check things out before I powered up anything else.LOL-man I watched the poor fan slow down and smoke until it stop.Hehe-yeppers 220 that poor thing.
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Gary that is wild!!! When I was stationed at Governors Island I worked in a night Club that isn't there anymore but enjoyed the lighting and sound system!! Gave me Drinking money!!! Drank all I could!!! You were in New York city, yes??
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Dan,
That sound and light company was in good old Roch,NY.Before that,I toured all over the country.LOL-that could have been the seed to want to fultime RV'ing.And wouldn't you know it,just as I am at that door-step,bam,gas pricing goes thru the roof.Well it's better to be lucky than good I guess.

Well if we never get together here,I am sure we will bump into each other on the other side where all good people end up.

Take care my friend and watch out to those 220 lines,

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You too Gary, I am looking for a small piece of ground and move there and park this beast and add a workshop right beside us and retire!!!! Thinking southern New Mexico or maybe a part of Texas.....Nothing in stone.....
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Hey Dan,
I think we need to talk Fleamarketeer into moving out West!
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You both come on out if ya want! I will be here.. Am giving up the rving as the fuel and other prices are choking us right out of doing anything! I may sell this old coach! I got some of the stuff but even finished, It will never sale for what I have in it. will keep on trying to finish this beast but right now..the way I feel...I really don't care anymore one way or another.If I ever finish this thing I may sale it and get a regular trailer. If I had known last year that this was going to happen, I would have sold it and got the trailer and got rid of that Mazda ands got me a truck!!! So much for hindsight!!! By for now,
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