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Old 04-28-2013
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Exclamation Possible Fire Hazard

I recently found a fire hazard on my 1982 PT40. I am not sure if this was OEM or installed by a PO but those with similar coaches may want to check theirs out.

I was having a problem with the kitchen electric heater. I removed the heater & discovered there was no power although all the breakers checked fine. After removing the shelves & peg board under the sink I found the freeze protection heater had been wired with SJ cord. That type is against code for RVs now but maybe not in 1982. Mine had dry rotted and burnt in two in the junction box. I removed it all and am in the process of re-wiring the entire under sink circuits. I have included pictures below.

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I had originally thought mice could have been your problem, but after re-reading the post I realize you were inside the box. Photo lead me to think it may have been outside, where the mice could get to it. So I deleted my first comment.
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Jim, it's definitely age and heat related. Some of the rest of the wire looked perfect until I moved it. It was very hard and the insulation just cracked all to pieces. It's just like the air compressor coolant hoses; it needs to be replaced!

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