Question We have a manufactured home that receives power from a main electrical supply panel located outside the home on a pedestal which has two breakers, 30amp and 50amp. Inside the home there is a sub-panel that distributes the power throughout the house via several breakers. My question is this: Could a loose neutral wire at the attachment block in the outside main electrical supply panel cause wiring inside the home that is connected after the homes sub-panel to heat up to the point of causing a fire? Thank you in advance for your help.
Answer Hello James,Im so sorry for the delay in responding i had a family medical emergency.
My name is Robert and ill be helping you today and in response to your question YES it can Along with corrosion and oxidation all of which can cause overheating weather its the actual wire or the termination point overheating is caused by improper flow of electricity/current which is caused by resistance, and in the case of a loose wire resistance is caused from the end of the wire NOT making FULL contact inside the lug(Termination point) thus reducing the capacity that the wire can cary.I hope that i answered any of your concerns and should you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to ask. Thank You...Robert
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