I'm not new to hot water repairs and wiring. If what I have in my home
is normal, then I missed the how to do it upgrade. I have a modular
home manufactored by one of the better companies. I recently,
yesterday, had problems with my hot water heater. We had NO hot water.
Of course being the good dad, I take my shower last. Ooops.
When I got off of work I started troubleshooting the problem. I had
120V on one leg and 20V on the other? Coming out of the breaker I had
120V on both legs and 240V between. Sounded like a bad wire. To make a
long story short, the wires leaving the breaker did not go directly to
the hot water heater. They go accross the house, then toward the other
end of the house, makes a "U" turn somewhere, and comes back to the hot
water heater. I'm sure the wire is most likely daisy chained to
something and that something probably has a weak connection.
Nonetheless, I made a command decision at mid-night to remove sheet
rock and wire it up like I thought it should be wired. Of course this
made the hot water heater work. And, since I wired it parrell to the
existing wire, I haven't found any outlets not working, "YET".
My questions are: Is it normal to indirectly wire the hot water heater?
If it's daisy chained with something, what would that something be? I'd
appreciate any feed back.
Have a good day.