(So we are still here in the hospital. She is doing better. Was able to get up and take a shower but her pain spiked afterward. Doctor wants her to try to drink some broth for lunch. We will see how that goes. She hasn’t had any food or anything since Thursday! I hate that feeling of watching someone you care about suffer and there is nothing you can do…all you want to do is reach out and take the pain away but you sit there, feeling utterly helpless!)
But, anyway, back to the electricity!:). It is a great feeling to put in the first ground rod! It sends out a impression of finality! I ran #6 wire from the “Pool 50 Amp Panel” down through 1/2inch conduit to a 1/2inch by 8foot long ground rod.
Thankfully I had the Dewalt 1-9/16 Demolition/Hammer Drill to help me get it in. It hits with 8lbs of force per cycle and has a 12amp motor. It pushed the ground rod down in roughly 30 seconds.
(A small note, the single gang box mounted to the rail road tie behind the ground rod hold the power to driveway lights that will eventually be mounted to block pillars. The rail road tie will be removed and the power permanently placed. For now, I just ran it there since I had the earth opened up!)
A few mornings later I came out to work, and I couldn’t help but stop and wonder. I have never seen a double rainbow before and I could not help but share it! Yes, there is two oak burls waiting for me to cut up in the field, that has also been waiting all season to be cut. But you can see some of the fencing where I got the posts for my shop floor. (I have been told that some where put in as far back as the 1920’s)
Thank you again for reading….
Much, Much more to follow….
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate