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daddy day, electrical woek
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:37:28 AM »
No sitter means daddy has home time.

Job one, papi's light.  A minor improvement thanks to one of his girls.  She left the labor to me.

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2017, 01:25:40 PM »
Job two, future upstairs bathroom.   My temp fixture from day two of moving in is replaced.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 03:30:14 PM »
Job three I had to wait for the roof to dry off after the night rains.
    Pulled the main and pulled down the 3 breaker box which was a mess.  Better than none but it could be much better.

    How about six breakers in a new box?  Perfect fit and now five circuits where there had been one with no fusesat all.   One left to grow with for the future build.

   This breaker box has a real cover that is correct.  Sweet!

  And of course my handy dandy tools many of which came as gifts from this crew.   Thanks guys!

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2017, 05:33:36 PM »


Looking good Brian.
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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2017, 07:08:15 PM »
Yup, three small jobs out and a billion more coming.  Now the temp patches are coming out and permanent parts going in.

  I just fixed two more flush mounts with new sockets for another room.  More wires to pull and cryptoelectrician stuff to do.   I have no idea of the mess the hobo before me installed.  But with some practice it's getting easier.

Color codes don't apply and he spliced colors between boxes just to make it more fun.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 08:49:24 PM »
That fanta table though! thumbsup2

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 09:02:38 PM »
My version of a Workmate mobile workbench.  Its old and a bit busted up but very handy.
   I tend to spread out a bit while working and a bigger surface helps.

It was free.   The enamel coating is beat some.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2017, 02:07:06 AM »
You are teaching the boy how to do this stuff right? That way when you inevitably electrocute yourself he can finish the electrical work around the house.
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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2017, 07:18:04 AM »
You are teaching the boy how to do this stuff right? That way when you inevitably electrocute yourself he can finish the electrical work around the house.
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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2017, 10:11:49 AM »
Hey, I'm old.  Those zaps I take probably restart my heart now and then.

    You youngsters might get killed by it however.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2017, 10:39:00 PM »
Today a tame architect and building inspector rated my work.   The temp wiring to the washer has to be replaced, heavy zip cord won't pass.  And I have to add a physical ground rod.   
    Distribution center got an excellent rating and a comment the extra breaker is a great idea.  He still laughs at my wood rain cover box.  It's overkill in his world.

    That made my day.  He routinely walks away shaking his head at hack work.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 09:24:28 PM »
Two more in the bedroom ceiling just like the one in the future bathroom.   They look alike.  I had to redo connections on existing wires some and five hots went to zero, then back to the proper number of one.  And the lamps work perfectly.

  Whatever the hobo before me did I know without doubt he made dumb errors knowing he would not be back.

   I can do one more small section of two lights and have them ready.  The living room will be finished.  Then the dining room and kitchen secondary lighting remains but money comes into play again.

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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 07:02:30 AM »
You gonna come up and do some work in my house Brian?
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Re: daddy day, electrical woek
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 10:12:29 AM »
It would be a joy to have the options stud and drywall offer in cryptoelectrical work.   I have block and cast cement with plastic tubes running box to box.  I have to color within the lines or learn to do good cement patching too. 

   The commute might be the killer  back to trumplandia.  It would be hard to be home and rested monday morn.   Travel by lawnchair floating on helium balloons to escape again is quite risky.  And not very discrete....   

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