So, as time continues to pass, the trenches continue to fill in; again, because of boys, dogs, rain and gravity. So I recently made a friend who offered to bring his backhoe over and help out!
I love the 16in wide bucket making the large trenches. Now I have room to work!
The whole line to from the house to the barn had to be dug out again. It would have taken me so long to do with just a shovel.
There was no where to put the dirt so he had to put the dirt in the doorway of the barn. I had to hand dig it out and away from where the panel goes but it was still a small thing for having the backhoe dig the whole line.
I am putting a separate 100 amps into the barn to run Theresa’s glass shop as well as some of my large equipment. It will be so nice to not have to fight each other for power.
This line I had to hand dig. It will carry power to a lamp post as well as an air line from the room you see in the background, the one with the arch, to the big barn. That room is going to be the dust collection and air compressor room.
It used to be a animal washing station I think; I assume that is what the drain was for. The inside is concrete with hitching rings; I built new walls and ran preliminary wire. I have allot of work to left to do:).
This is the air compressor room. Air compressor motors are renown for starting wood shop fires. So I designed this room. It will be completely covered in slate, floor and walls; no sparks will It will also be completely insulated so I don’t have to hear it when I am in the shop! The rest of the space will house a Laguna Central Cyclone Dust Collector!
This is the same trench but heading out. The one that heads out to the right heads to a lamp post. There will be three on the way out to the barn. This will give Theresa a safe way to return to the house in the evening. They will also give light when we have evening parties.
More to follow….
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate