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Old 04-02-2018, 12:15 AM   #21
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Just had something similar in a mobile home. Half the home lost power after turning on the tv. No breakers tripped. And I had ground/hot reversed on all of the outlets. I broke the circuit in half until I found the culprit. I upsold the job by replacing all of the backstab with side wire and pig tailing. Found 3 more receptacles with insulation burned off, and most were brittle. Oh, and put the correct size breakers back in since they decided to up the breaker size

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Old 04-02-2018, 02:26 AM   #22
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I use to do mobile work . Never again . At best from the factory they are hack jobs.

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I always did do mobile home calls without a second thought. It was pretty easy money since a heck of a lot of electricians flatly refuse to do mobile home calls. You sort of have to "shift gears" in your mind to "mobile home mode" to think about they're typically wired and the somewhat unique materials used before you start troubleshooting and it's not so bad. I generally kept them towards the end of the day, if I could, in case I had to suit up and crawl underneath to sort something out. Their money is just as good as anyone else's.
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I knew you were kidding when you started with the 'changing all the staples'


I still think a 30A (or maybe a double 60) woulda fixed it
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I turn down mobile home work .

(a) Where do you get these materials from?
Supply house and box stores don't carry them

(b) From what I understand about my commercial
liability insurance , this would fall in the category
of boats , rv's & mobile homes (which is not
included in mine)
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I turn down mobile home work .

(a) Where do you get these materials from?
Supply house and box stores don't carry them

(b) From what I understand about my commercial
liability insurance , this would fall in the category
of boats , rv's & mobile homes (which is not
included in mine)
You order those parts from an RV supply house.

A former work friend was on call for a few mobile home parks and had calls daily after work to go run, I helped him out a time or two but didn't care for working in slums too much.
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You order those parts from an RV supply house.

A former work friend was on call for a few mobile home parks and had calls daily after work to go run, I helped him out a time or two but didn't care for working in slums too much.
Yep...just as I suspected ..you have
to order them. This is not practical for
handling mobile homes in "Service Call"
arena...kinda what I thought .
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Yep...just as I suspected ..you have
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arena...kinda what I thought .
My friend kept a box of the common items in his van for after work service calls.
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I turn down mobile home work .

(a) Where do you get these materials from?
Supply house and box stores don't carry them

(b) From what I understand about my commercial
liability insurance , this would fall in the category
of boats , rv's & mobile homes (which is not
included in mine)
mobile home electrical rarely needs special parts, change self-contained devices to box w/ standard receptacle. If the plug that connects the 2 halves together is bad, change to junction box. Have tandem breakers and square-head screwdriver on truck already
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