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Posted: Sep 13, 2020 - 5:49pm



ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I hate doing electrical work so I've been staring at this project for years. The garage has one bare bulb hanging down in the back, and one outlet with a freezer and a power strip plugged in and the power strip has 3 battery chargers (mower, drill, weedwhacker) and a light to see into the freezer. It ain't good. On the same circuit is the apartment behind the garage, 2 ceiling lights, 4 outlets, etc. and nothing grounded. We had a guy come over and help me (okay I mostly offered moral support) run 50 amps to the garage and clean up a little of the rat's nest of boxes and wires on the back of the house. So today my major accomplishment was putting 2 double outlets in the ceiling, each on a separate switch. Shop lights aren't hardwired anymore (well they can be) so you just plug them in, and into each other like Christmas lights. 

I'm really slow but it's all done and no fire calls went out. Next to add more outlets on 2 more circuits, then move into the apartment to wire that. Wheeha!
 




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Posted: Sep 13, 2020 - 4:43pm

I hate doing electrical work so I've been staring at this project for years. The garage has one bare bulb hanging down in the back, and one outlet with a freezer and a power strip plugged in and the power strip has 3 battery chargers (mower, drill, weedwhacker) and a light to see into the freezer. It ain't good. On the same circuit is the apartment behind the garage, 2 ceiling lights, 4 outlets, etc. and nothing grounded. We had a guy come over and help me (okay I mostly offered moral support) run 50 amps to the garage and clean up a little of the rat's nest of boxes and wires on the back of the house. So today my major accomplishment was putting 2 double outlets in the ceiling, each on a separate switch. Shop lights aren't hardwired anymore (well they can be) so you just plug them in, and into each other like Christmas lights. 

I'm really slow but it's all done and no fire calls went out. Next to add more outlets on 2 more circuits, then move into the apartment to wire that. Wheeha!
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Posted: Feb 22, 2016 - 6:41am

I have to say that the new plastic junction boxes with the built-in NM cable clamps are pretty cool. I had to replace an old metal 3 inch round ceiling fixture junction box that just didn't have enough volume to hold three 3 wire splices (ground wire was getting pressed against one pole of the built in 3 prong outlet of the light fixture). You just push your cable through past the bent tab, and you're done. Lot easier than having to use cable clamps mounted in knockouts and tightened with a screw driver.

 
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Posted: Jun 18, 2015 - 5:55am

 Proclivities wrote:
elec

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jun 18, 2015 - 5:48am

elec
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 1:31pm

 Proclivities wrote:

He's been spending ample time with those wire strippers around South Beach.



 
i hope he uses insulation, in case theres discharge. 
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 1:24pm

 Proclivities wrote:
He's been spending ample time with those wire strippers around South Beach.
 
don't forget the wire nuts {#Cheers}
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 1:20pm

 buzz wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:


you wouldn't want me to blow a fuse, would you?

i'm old school

 
who twisted your pair?
 
He's been spending ample time with those wire strippers around South Beach.


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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 1:18pm

 miamizsun wrote:


you wouldn't want me to blow a fuse, would you?

i'm old school

 
who twisted your pair?
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 1:07pm

 buzz wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

i'll check my load regulation

 
you do that, sparky
 

you wouldn't want me to blow a fuse, would you?

i'm old school
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:55pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i'll check my load regulation

 
you do that, sparky
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:46pm

When I was a kid to help me remember the resistor color code my Dad told me to remember "Bad boys rape our young girls but Violet gives willingly" which translates to Black,Brown,Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Gray, White


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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:40pm

 buzz wrote:
 miamizsun wrote:

i'm gonna impedance in my pants {#Lol}

 
careful you dont have a shorts circuit
 
i'll check my load regulation
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:39pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i'm gonna impedance in my pants {#Lol}



I bet you got a jolt out of that.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:35pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i'm gonna impedance in my pants {#Lol}

 
careful you dont have a shorts circuit
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:34pm

{#Roflol} To all.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:34pm

 miamizsun wrote:

i'm gonna impedance in my pants {#Lol}

 
I need some form of contact; I guess I'll go to the outlet store.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:32pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

I'm laughing so hard it hertz!

 
Don't worry, it's just a phase.
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:31pm

 BlueHeronDruid wrote:

I'm laughing so hard it hertz!

 
i'm gonna impedance in my pants {#Lol}
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Posted: Sep 12, 2014 - 12:30pm

BlueHeronDruid wrote:

I'm laughing so hard it hertz!

 
at least you have a positive attitude. 
maybe BillG will play some ac/dc. 
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