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Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #9: Electricity is done

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 08-14-2017 02:14 PM 559 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Electrical wiring run and insulation Part 9 of Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) series Part 10: Insulation, AC, acoustic tiles, walls; oh my »

Well a year later and the recovery continues. I get discouraged sometimes because things are taking a while, then I ride up the street and see how others are really far behind us. Sidenote, I should be able to start camping again in September because our projects will be finished. Literally all that is left is a shower floor, fix a sink, put up walls in the woodshop and touch up paint all around the house.

This weekend was very productive, the panel was completed and powered up. I finally have dedicated power in my workshop after 17 years. A friend of mine from work, our electrician, was kind enough to come and do the work for me. He spent about 5 hours helping me wire up everything properly. I installed the panel upside down thinking because the wires were coming from the ground. I wired everything high, but hey nobody is perfect! LOL

My colleague did a very good job of running the electrical and helping me fix my mistakes.

He left me with everything wired and I had to go run and find a 2 pole 30 amp breaker. I powered up the system and fixed one reverse polarity issue. I learned a lot about running electrical this weekend, things that I would have never learned if not for this project. My friend was great about explaining what I did right and what I did wrong, something I appreciate.

I would have gotten more done this weekend, but I had to stop and go lay laminate floor down for the in-laws. My mother-in-law is starting some chemotherapy and the carpet in her bedroom needed to go. The wife and I completed that project in a day and half. We are sore, but she needed a clean place to rest.

With all outlets testing out, I can now start to put the walls up and paint. Best part, I get to do that in the AC!



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GR8HUNTER

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#1 posted 08-14-2017 02:26 PM

panels always done for a friend are so much neater then one for someone they don’t know ….GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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BurlyBob

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#2 posted 08-14-2017 07:45 PM

What Tony said. That is a real nice clean looking job. Your friend is very good.

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TheFridge

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#3 posted 08-14-2017 07:50 PM

A/C is awesome:)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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Greg the Cajun Wood Artist

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#4 posted 08-14-2017 08:58 PM

It’s good to hear you are nearing completion. A good feeling.
When my wife and I finished all of our flood repairs I went out in the shop and almost felt guilty because was able to work on whatever project felt like building that was not linked to our home or shop.

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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FreddieMac

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#5 posted 08-16-2017 02:15 PM



It s good to hear you are nearing completion. A good feeling.
When my wife and I finished all of our flood repairs I went out in the shop and almost felt guilty because was able to work on whatever project felt like building that was not linked to our home or shop.

- Greg the Cajun Wood Artist


I know what you mean and I cannot wait to feel guilty! I experience the same feeling after completing my doctorate.

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