Originally Posted by TheScarab
more like, while reading the book i enjoy talking to others who have read it in order to get their opinions and ideas.
i have an electrical panel with 6 switches. i don't feel it's necessary to know everything an electrical contractor would know in order to fix it. if there's a 500 page book on electrical wiring
, theory, application etc...how much of that info applies to my situation?
it's VERY frustrating to come to a community forum where there are literally thousands of years combined experience, ask a few questions and be told repeatedly that i don't know enough about the subject i'm interested in learning about.
kind of a catch 22 i'd say.
You came to a forum where there are experts who can offer expert advice. You said in your very first post that you knew nothing about electricity and demonstrated that fact by some of the questions you asked.
The members here are not trying to be rude or not not answer your questions. Quite the contrary, they are trying their best to help you and possibly save you from serious harm.
110V electricity can kill you. Kill you. It is not an area for someone with no knowledge to mess around. Asking questions on a forum when you can't even understand the answers is not safe.
To safely work on 110V AC you need to have at least some understanding of the subject, how to use a VOM and basic wiring techniques for boats. It is not safe nor practical to try to do this on the internet
. For your safety
, the safety
of anyone on your boat and your neighbors you need to learn more about what you are doing before trying to troubleshoot a complicated system on the internet
And you cannot depend on looking at the colors to get it right. If you are seeing loose wires then obviously someone has been messing with the system and no telling what they have done and whether or not it is now wired correctly.
Very sorry you are frustrated but electricity is not easy and simple. You just can't say put a red wire here and a green wire there and everyone's happy.
Please, do some study and reading. Go draw a diagram of your system. Borrow a camera
and take pictures. Then come back and ask questions and I promise you will have electrical experts standing in line to help. And you don't have to memorize a 500 page technical manual to learn the basics.