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    Default Manufactured home wiring

    my ex sent me this asking the best way to fix.

    It's a manufactured home and the switch has failed. There is no box in the wall and it appears to be 14 ga and punched down to the switch. Can these switches be readily obtained? Would the average electrician carry a punch tool for this? I recommended that she doesn't try to tackle it herself.

    There are 2 switches and a total of 6 cables. She mentioned a red wire so box fill calcs are going to demand a huge box. I don't know what her wall depth is either.

    What's the best route here?
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    I had a trailer (the kind you tow behind a vehicle) with wiring like that. I didn't realize mobile homes used the same. No wonder they have electrical issues and fires...

    You can buy the parts. Here's one link: http://mobilehomepartsstore.com/Merc...tegory_Code=SR

    That website has a link for installation instructions for their self contained switches. ANd of course there is a special tool that makes that split out of the cable. But you may not need it since the cable is already split.
    Mark
    Kent, WA

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    Thanks, passed it on.

    Luckily this one is not my problem to fix.

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