Theresa was released from the hospital on Saturday! Of course she was given a huge list of drug prescriptions that had to be filled before we could get home. Although it only took less than an hour to fill them, it seemed like forever, when you have spent the last 10 nights in the hospital and all you want to do is get your wife home, and comfortable. It seems the only way I got through it, was more coffee:). Thank you all for your love, support and encouragement!!!!
To get back to the project! I wanted to share this little tool! It is a great “third hand” sold by Wera. It is a screw clamp that attaches to a screwdriver or a bit. I am very impressed and highly recommend it! It works great for nonmagnetic screws!
Now on to electricity.:)
I set up a junction box that connects the generator feeds to the house and to the woodshop. You can see the empty spot in each of the insulated connectors. (I love those things!!)
The double gang box below the junction panel holds the control wires which communicate with the generator, for the automatic switches in each panel.
Everything is connected!
And the ground installed. There is a #4 ground wire that leads to a 3/4-10foot ground rod! Also a #10 ground wire that grounds the small control box.
(I hate heights and ladders…funny I know, coming from an Airborne, Air Assault Combat Medic! But I did not always hate them. It was only after my injuries and issues with vertigo that the dislike arise! The botox shots have helped immensely, but I still get attacks, which makes doing things like this…walking a thin line of stupidity and common sense! I couldn’t help but complicate things by taking a photo of how it looks from my side. Add in a bit of swirling and, Ta! Da!, you got it!:)) My son was a big help in keeping me up!
I thank God for good tools! This particular rod was the hardest yet! It took almost a full ten minutes of actual pounding to get it in the ground. Must have hit some serious rock. With out the D25501K Combination Demo Hammer Drill, I would no doubt still be out there, pounding away.
The main panel has 2×3/4-10 foot, copper plated steel ground rods separated six feet apart. They will be connected with 1/0 bare copper cable, once I get it installed. The 200 Amp feed through panel next to the Main Panel has a single 3/4-10 foot rod, connected by a #4 bare copper wire.
The 200 Amp Feed Through Panel Ground
Brentan learned how to handle the larger power tools, while installing the second of the 400 Amp Main Ground Rods.
The two rods connected with conduit; awaiting cable!
Thanks for reading! I have so much more to do:). Life just got a lot more complicated with T walking the edge of death like she did, so my demand is needed elsewhere that in the trenches. :) I gotta take care of my sweetheart! I will work as I can and keep you posted.
More to Follow….
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate