After nearly four…maybe five months, I finally got our propane hooked back up. Well, thats a lie, I had an awesome friend how hooked it up while I tagged behind and handed him tools or taped or whatever. I did run the section under the house but thats like 17 feet!
Of course it wouldn’t be a project if it didn’t require more digging:)
But it is finally hooked up and my wife has a stove! And I have peace of mind and peace in the house…well I did:).
With the gas hooked up I could move on to other wiring. But as I found out, Black Widows had taken up residence in my trenches. I swear their webs are there and next time I will get a photo of the spider herself! But for now, if you look closely here you can see the webs. They suck to walk through and yes, I have been bitten, on the cheek and it isn’t fun…though it did diminish my fear of them some. I fear wasps much worse!
Anyway! The webs are there and I had to clear them first before pulling wire through them!
What a day! First Spiders, then I wound up 15 feet short of the 10/3 Direct Bury wire to the end of the other Driveway!
It was only 110ft I am not sure how I miscalculated it? I think I forgot to factor in the rise at both ends!
I did not yet have a Under Ground Splice kit so I went back to the box to connect that end to the breaker. I can tell you Stripping 10/3 UF (Direct Burial Cable) is…work. But I am glad for that. Why? Because if I have to work at it, then so will the rocks that live in the ground!
It is so time consuming, or rather, I am such a perfectionist and so careful not to hit any of the wires that it took me until dusk to get the wire stripped!
Thank you again for following along!
You all are great!
So much more to follow…
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate