I could use some electrical
I just replaced a solenoid on an old Lofrans
Windless. Attached is a sketch of the wiring
as I currently have it. It works fine but:
There was an additional wire (12 gauge) that was crudely attached to the Main Ground wire on the Windless (dotted line). I checked the 12 gauge line with a meter while detached from the terminal by putting one probe on the ground terminal and one on the 12 gauge. it shows no resistance. Also when I put a lead on the hot terminal and one on the 12 gauge I get no voltage. This tells me that it is not a ground wire and serves no purpose.
1)Is my assumption in the ballpark?
2)Should the windless system have a secondary ground and where should it be connected?
3)What are the possibilities as to what the 12 Gauge wire is? A ground wire gone bad? A jury rigged ground for another device?
Oh yeah, this is a single