Electrical ?

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  1. hjsmith00843

    hjsmith00843 Member

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    I had my outdoor shed wired up to my breaker box. We bought a new double wide and the electrical did not hook it back up.

    there are only three wires but I have no clue where they go. I can turn all power off to the box but I have no clue where to put the three wires.
  2. Nighthawk

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    some questions:
    what color wires
    do you have 110 or 220 to shop
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    White to common black to hot green to ground
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    What color are the wires? I would guess White, Black & Green. As I remember white is neutral, black is hot and green is ground. I rewired my house some years ago but please wait until some one jumps in a verify's my post.
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    The wires are white black and copper. On the main power wires one of them has white rings all the way around. The other is solid black. I assume the ground copper wire can be grounded directly to the case.
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    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Junkking must have read my mind....

    White to bus bar
    Black to hot or circuit breaker
    Green to ground.
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    some are black = hot
    white = neutral
    green or bare copper = ground
    In all I've wired neutral and ground go on same set of terminals.

    If your box has main breakers turn them off before working in there, if you don't know what your doing.
    BE CAREFUL
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    pictures coming.
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    the wires that need to be hooked up are at the bottom. the small white black and copper ones.
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    Electricity can bite fast, one moment of distraction can kill.
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    yes I am paranoid of electricity.
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    I don't see a free breaker. Did they leave one out?
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    Those wires look like 12 gauge so not over 20 amp breaker, depending on how far run.
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    it is run about 12 feet.
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    Keep one hand in pocket and just work one handed. throw main FIRST.
    you need breaker
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    Just make sure the main is OFF. This is an easy fix but Nighthawk is right. This could kill you if you aren't careful.
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    White to bus bar
    Black to hot or circuit breaker
    Green to ground.

    Look in the box, see the other [los otros] wiring.......
    match it up to the same format......simple, even U can do it !:D
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    These pics are not of your main panel box..........:eek::eek::eek::eek:
    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
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