|We think this is our lot.|
|From big boxes come power!|
It flows along other lines to a large pole located just outside your home, or in our case, lot. Once it is there, wonderfully friendly Mexican electricians climb up these poles and connect the pole to a wire that is run across the street. This wire is just high enough that you think you are going to rip it down with your camper.
|Hooking to power looks random.|
|Our modern breaker box. Code que pasa?|
|The un-grounded plug we need for power.|
The entire lot is one circuit with no ground connected. This caused our camper to have automatic breaker shut downs because our entire system has ground fault power plug-ins and a big surge protector that monitors incoming power. Without a ground the system would not work.
The reason for not grounding power sources plumb evades me. I have personally witnessed twice since I have been here that Mexican electricians use grounding as a test to see if a circuit is working properly. What they do is take of their flip flops and touch the circuit in question. If they get shocked, something is wrong, if not, everything is fine.
Once we grounded the plug in leading to the camper, all our power worries were over (Well not quite, more on this later). Keep all this in mind when you travel down to Mexico and need to use electricity.
|The hub of our water system.|
|The hub of our water storage system. Pump, hoses and tank.|
The water came back on today.
|Our pila, used for dishes and where Linda does our laundry.|
|Water flowing into the pila.|