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Old 10-09-2018, 09:06 AM   #11
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Well I discussed this electrical modification with my insurance guy just to insure it would not be an issue should I have a claim. He was clear that it wasn’t a concern unless we had an electrical fire and then a DYI job may be an obstacle. To be clear in Canada 🇨🇦 elections are licenced and can certify electrical wiring as code compliant and safe. This was the role of the electrician I hired for the job, to tie the system into the mail panel of the RV and to certify all the modifications were in compliance with code. In having the work certified I have insured there would be no problems with coverage.
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Old 10-09-2018, 09:18 AM   #12
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The other thing I had DRV do for me was run all the 12 volt wiring to one compartment (the door side battery compartment) rather than splitting it between the two battery compartments like they normally do with their standard large inverter installation.
Based on your suggestions that is one of the things I requested along with proper SAT coax wiring.
Neither got done.

I am currently in the process of doing the electric stuff. I guess one good thing about they way the wire in the big inverter. I had ordered 10' each of red and black 4/0 wire. There was enough 4/0 in the rig that I could have saved the money. Even though I am moving the batteries (5) to the front closet and replacing all the interconnecting cables, I still have about 20' of 4/0 left (10 & 10).
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Old 10-09-2018, 03:17 PM   #13
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Electricians in MOST of the US are also required to be tested and licensed. There are a few isolated areas that have no requirements.
I have heard of no one that is allowed to "certify" his own work to be safe and code compliant. Kind of defeats the purpose in my opinion. That's why we have inspectors, who are members of the International Association Of Electrical Inspectors. There are Canadian members, however I do not know if it is a requirement or not. I have been a card carrying member since 1982.

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Old 10-09-2018, 05:52 PM   #14
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Hahaha, great comeback😅
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:57 PM   #15
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Yep, your 100% correct and its exactly the same here. I had the electrician do the work cuz I’m not familiar with the code and did’t want to have to fix a bunch of stuff and then get the inspector back. Money well spent in my view as now the modifications have an inspection certificate so closed a loophole insurance companies will use if they can.
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:19 PM   #16
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Did you happen to notify the ins co of the extra value of the solar install in case of catastrophic loss? Did they increase the premium?
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:54 PM   #17
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I have replacement cost insurance and have listed the solar system as optional installed equipment. Listed cost is 10 grand. Yes the premium goes up as the replacement costs go up. I have full timers insurance so it wasn’t really that bad. I pay $200 monthly for a replacement cost of $225 grand.

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Old 10-11-2018, 07:36 AM   #18
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Thank you for that info.
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