As long as we're talking about electricity:
We're selling our mobile home and a potential buyer had it inspected.
One of the things he said should be done was to install GFCI outlets in
the outlets near the kitchen sink. OK, that made sense. And I'd done it
before in another room to make the model RR safer. So I anticipated no
Boy, was I an optimist! First of all, mobile homes use (or did when mine
was built) some strange outlets designed for quick installation. They
(Click on the picture and look at the other views.)
In this case, the outlet with the line connection was in the middle of
the string so there was a 3rd set of wires crammed into that fixture.
I'm not sure that was kosher but it's many years too late to complain.
So now I'm trying to get 3 very old and stiff connection sets into one
new box. There's not a lot of slack so I'm working very close to the
wall. Trying to get 2 of those solid 10 or 12 gauge wires under a screw
on the GFCI outlet is #$%! impossible - at least for me. I spent 3 or 4
hours yesterday and got nothing accomplished except frustration.
What I'm wondering about is getting a deeper box and wire nutting the two
load circuits and the 3 ground wires together so that I only have one
wire to go under each screw. I might even go to 14 gauge for that couple
of inches of wire so it'd be more flexible. And maybe extend the line
wires with the same stuff.
Would this meet code? Is it advisable? Or should I just call the
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