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Old 10-20-2012, 01:53 PM   #29
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They hace GFCI circuit analyzers that will trip the circuit and visually tell you if it is wired correctly
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #30
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Norm, I like your idea about putting the outlet under the trailer. I hate the thought of making holes in my Scamp. After knee replacement I have difficulty getting down on my knees. I'm thinking about cutting a hole in the floor and installing a weatherproof cover that I could open and reach up inside to pull out an extension cord. I'll need to think about this idea a little more. Perhaps stuffing a sponge in the opening when the cord is deployed would keep out critters.

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Old 10-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #31
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With bad knees all the more reason to install an outlet on the side of your scamp, waist high and no bending vs crawling underneath for an extension cord, or install a small hatch cover on the side and pull the extension out there.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:02 PM   #32
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With bad knees all the more reason to install an outlet on the side of your scamp, waist high ...
I have to disagree with the waist high comment... since a Scamp is a single wall and you'll be right behind the rat fur. Hatches of any kind should be placed where they're accessed behind a cabinet of some sort .... about halfway between the belly band and the bottom of the trailer (usually).
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #33
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I'll have to add one of those gfci circuit testers to my kit. I've got a basement reno coming, and plan to put a gfci in for a future bathroom... Thanks Jim.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:04 PM   #34
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Here's a different approach that gives you power at waist height with out cutting any holes.

Open your hot water cover. In the lower left corner there is a rubber grommeted hole where the gas line comes thru from inside the trailer.

You can cut off the male end of an extension cord and force the cut off end of the cord thru next to the gas line. Once inside you can put a male plug on it or wire it to your breaker box or an outlet.

It may be possible to mount a small outlet box near the bottom of the water heater, never tried it. In that case you could use #14 3 wire house wire.

Also We have a friend how put two pieces of chain on the inside of his water heater cover so it sits at 90 degrees to the side. He also went so far as to cut a piece of plywood that can fit in the cover to make a little table.

I have a cord that goes thru the gas line opening. My cord supplies power to a Hot Rodd to electrify my hot water heater.

My water heater is on the door side.
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #35
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Water Heater Outlet

I just went out to check if there's room for a hot water heater outlet. The first picture shows that there is room.

I would probably mount it with very high bond strength tape because I don't know what's behind that panel. I would also not use an inside box cover, just had one handy.

The second picture shows the grommet in the lower left corner. If you look carefully you can see I have a heavy cord going thru there, it could just as well be house wire for a box.

The on off switch is there to allow me to shut off the electric hot water heater.

Later I'll turn my hot water cover into a little table.

Wish I had thought of this earlier.
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The OP may already have an outside outlet, inside the vent for the fridge controls. Mine does.
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Norm,
In the first picture is the power supply to that outlet entering the unit via the pressure relief valve pipe? That proximity may be too hot for the wiring and may cause a problem.
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Table Beginning

I've decided to add an outlet here as well and turn the opening into a little table. I took a picture of a beginning. I probably should have moved the chain one screw to the inside.

Here's a picture of what it might look like. I would use two chains in the finished product.

Carol, Good point. I have an AC outlet at the fridge as well, just on the wrong side in my case.

I also have added a DC outlet in the fridge area. I tapped into the fridges 12 volts.
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Jim,

Good point.

No the wiring should enter via the gas line grommet as I've shown in an earlier picture. I simply went down cellar and grabbed an old box that had a wire coming out of it and held it up with my hand.

I was just testing for fit.

I would probably use an outside box assumming it fits.
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I've done a wee bit of wiring over the years but I still don't assume that just because I know how to do it that I havn't made a little boo-boo

I always do a quick check with one of these, a quick plug in, two ambers and I know I'd good to go.

The top unit has a black button on top. Install a GFCI? tap the black button and the GFCI should trip off.

The bottom unit was delibertly pushed sideways and the one amber lights shows "no neutral" If the center amber was only on it would indicate "no ground". The codes for what light means what is right on top, no learning required.

These testers are only a few dollars and I have one home and one in the trailer. Worth having.

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These testers are only a few dollars and I have one home and one in the trailer. Worth having.

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Ron where did you pick those up? I have a few plugs in the house I wouldnt mind checking as well.
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Table Top

I made a little table top for the water heater cover out of 1/4 inch plywood.

I have not re-done the chain(s) yet.
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