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Lance Jones

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Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:00:12 AM »

I am rewiring my fridge breaker as I have moved the refrigerator to next to the ice box. The red line (Circled in blue) goes to the refrigerator breaker. I have looked for the black line and cannot find it. Where can I ground the new line from the fridge? I have to refrigerators on Kitty's Cat. These line go to a buss bar for both fridges.
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Re: Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 09:18:13 AM »

Lance, there is a negative bus bar on the panel.  Just find it and attach the (-) there.  The (-) goes nowhere near the breaker which is only for the (+).  My panel has labels on the back explaining what is what.  There's also the wiring diagram in the manual.

See that BIG batch of BLACK wires in the middle?  That's where.
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Re: Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 06:08:02 PM »

Lance : Your negative buss bar is just above the Perko switch.  It has (like Stu said) all of the and only black (-) wires attached to it.

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Re: Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 10:25:29 PM »

Lance

I'm kinda confused by your question.

Are you extending the existing hot and ground? 
Are you running a new hot and ground? 
Why do you care where the ground is, if you're abandoning it -- or can't you trace it back to the panel?   

If you remove the grounds from the negative buss one by one and do a continuity check with your VOM the wire on the fridge, you can determine which is the ground.   

What current is it carrying? -- you said one breaker/feed/ground feeds both fridges.   

I don't know what your electrical "ability/knowledge" is, but when it comes to electricity (i.e. fire potential,) if there's any question it's wise to have someone (very knowledgeable or a professional) look at the situation.

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Re: Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 11:39:05 PM »

As nobody else mentioned it - consider replacing that wire nut with a quality butt connector.

If you do add / replace / identify any wires, mark them well with quality labels.

Paul
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Re: Rewiring the refrigerator breaker
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 07:56:33 AM »

As I stated in my post
Where can I ground the new line from the fridge? I have to refrigerators on Kitty's Cat. These line go to a buss bar for both fridges.
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Thanks Ron & Stu. Tapped into that buss bar and "SHAZAM!", that was it.  :thumb:
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