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Old 04-12-2012, 09:27   #1
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Galley Outlet Breaker

Hi all. We have an '05 Bahia 46 and for the life of us cannot figure out where (if at all) the "Galley Outlets" Breaker on our panel comes out into our Galley.

The microwave outlet sits in the forward wall, beyond the refrigerator between the dish drying hole and the "miscellaneous stuff" triangular hole and is the only outlet on that circuit as far as we can tell.

I plan to move the microwave under the cooktop, recessed into the wall and plan to use the "Microwave" outlet for that as the wiring comes directly under said cooktop and would very much like to setup the "Galley Outlet" wiring to be where the "Microwave" outlet currently is.

Anyone else had to figure this out?

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:45   #2
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Re: Galley Outlet Breaker

Just make sure the microwave is left with its own dedicated circuit, since they typically use a large percentage of a typical 15 amp outlet.

Does turning off the galley outlet breaker turn any of the outlets off? Can you trace behind your panels to see where the "galley outlet" wires lead from the breaker?
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Re: Galley Outlet Breaker

Have you tried plugging a lamp into outlets, and cycling the breakers to see what makes it go on/off? If you do this with all outlets you will know how it is presently connected,
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Yes. We've tracked all visible outlets to corresponding breakers. Hence the problem. There is a lead from the "Galley Outlet" breaker, but we simply cannot find its "Outlet" on the other end. Sadly I do realize that this may likely involve getting dirty :-/

The plan was to move and dedicate the existing "Microwave" feed and hard-wire it to the microwave, but then the hope was to figure out where the "Galley Outlet" lead went and extend it to where the current wall outlet connected to the "Microwave" lead is. Kind of difficult to follow, I know.

Was really hoping someone with a similar year and breaker panel may already know where the heck that outlet (or lead) is hiding.

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Re: Galley Outlet Breaker

Gaelen,

For about $15 to $20 you can buy a voltage sensor at your local hardware supplier. They are about the size of a really fat ball point pen, and they will allow you to trace the wiring fairly quickly. Open the breakers on the other circuits, and place the probe near wires, or outlets. You will get a beep and light when next to an energized wire so you can tell what wires are on the Galley Breaker without having to follow it all along its route through tight spaces. Also, it does not need to make contact with the metal conductor. It senses the voltage through the insulation so it is really quick.

here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=pd_sl_2l...e+detector+pen
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Re: Galley Outlet Breaker

Hi Gaelen,

Sorry but cannot help you here. We installed our microwave/etc power points last year but our setup is different with the breaker board for 240v being in the starboard man-cave well (a bit of a PITA when it is raining ).

Sorry I have not done those diagrams for you yet. We had a last minute rush back to Australia but will be back on the boat in NZ for the next two months from this weekend.

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Re: Galley Outlet Breaker

I'm guessing it's a GFI circuit. If there are no plugs within arms reach of the galley sink you will probably find the head plugs on this circuit.
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Nope. The head plugs are all on their appropriate circuits for port and starboard outlets breakers.
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