Power Upgrade #20: Update/4 Way Circuits

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Blog entry by Nate Meadows posted 12-15-2013 12:16 PM 1441 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Has it really been 31 days since my last blog? Wow, time flies when you are busier that a bee and struggling to keep your head above water.:)

First let me update you on my lovely bride! Theresa is healing really well. She is still have some stomach issues with vomiting about twice to three times a week and she is still really weak. But she is doing so much better. I cannot thank you all enough for your prayers and more. (The Flowers above are from my Mum, Catherine Helshoj, the most wonderful and kind hearted person I know.) Lew also sent us one of his world renown rolling pins, which was awesome! Thank you so much Lew! So many of you have lifted our spirits. I will keep you informed as to how she progresses.

And now, to work:)

It seems that while we were away in the hospital, some deer feel into my trench! Thankfully they did not cut up any of my wire. They do have wicked hoofs you know!

So, once again I had to bring out the big guns to drill through concrete. I actually really love using large power tools…who doesn’t right?:) The hole through the block will carry the dogs water heater and their floor warmer in their new house…once I get it built. One thing at a time though:)

The circuit was able to come up the same 3in conduit that all the 4-way circuits are running in, so I just used a water tight hub to seal the hole in the LB.

Now the fun part was getting all those wires up and in the sweep!

With all the 4-way circuit run to the Woodshop, I could finally run the last few pilot light wires to the Barn/Glass Shop; with the help of my son of course!

Just a few more!

All the pilot lights are powered with 14/2 UF Wire.

Just One MORE!

And of course, the last run just had to require a splice! :)

And of course, I just had to forget to put the shrink tube on!:)

But at least it is an easy fix!

The final step was to route all the lines through the maze, under the old well electrical pipe, under the concrete walkway and into the junction box in the house. It took both my son and I to manipulate all those wires!

Here is the Junction Box as it sits in the space between the shell wall and the mobile wall. The current dryer duct runs over the top of it, but that will definitely be changing before the power is activated. There are a total of 21 circuits within the Junction Box, so it has to be large.

That is it for the 4-way lines. I still have to complete the clothes line circuit but that is a 3-way.

Thank you for reading and for your interest!

More to follow….


-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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#1 posted 12-15-2013 02:50 PM

So glad Theresa is doing better. I cannot imagine what worry you must have gone through.

Merry Christmas to you, Theresa and the boys!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-15-2013 03:06 PM

so glad teresa is home and doing better too

all this work is coming along just great nate

it makes me tired just to look at it all
and i just woke up lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-15-2013 04:49 PM

you have lines going to things ive never heard of, something for the dogs water, a clothes line, gee nathan, what is next, lol…you must be wiring for the white house here…lol….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 12-15-2013 07:56 PM

I honestly don’t think the White House has this much wiring. It is coming along though. Wish the best for the holiday season. Merry Christmas!

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#5 posted 12-16-2013 12:08 AM

That’s a nice maze of tranches you have. Lot’s of wire for sure.
Glad Theresa is doing better.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 12-16-2013 01:21 AM

Nate, So glad to hear your wife is home and healing up!!!

The ongoing wiring… have once again wore me plumb out just watching.

Carry on.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 12-16-2013 03:53 PM

Hi Nate … I’m glad to see you back to blogging! Must admit to being a tad worried, not reading any updates for a while. Wonderful that Theresa is healing well, and pray each day gets better for her! As for all your wiring … I’m truly boggled! Good thing you (and your son) know what you’re doing!! From the sound of things, even the dogs will have comfort when all is said and done … lucky them!! Thanks for keeping us posted :)

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Nate Meadows

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#8 posted 12-17-2013 01:53 PM

Lew, Thank you so much for you steadfast friendship and again for the rolling pin!

David, Thank you for your kind words. You have such a strong spirit! Yes, I am tired just looking at them too, and I just woke up:). Merry Christmas to You brother!

Grizz, I am anything but normal:). I have never been to the White House. I have stood in front of it. I have saluted President Bush when he was President Bush twice while he was about 10 feet away, but that’s about all the qualifications I have for anything Presidential.

Grandpa, Ha, very funny! Thanks and Merry Christmas to you as well, brother.

Ian, Thank you for the encouragement! Have a wonderful Christmas!

gfadvm, Me Too! :) On Both Counts. Merry Christmas Brother!

Elaine, I am sorry I made you worry. Life get crazy and I have a very hard time balancing everything. Thank you for your prayers! Yes, our dogs are part of the family! They mostly stay inside with us, but when I have to go to the hospital, and the boys are at school and Theresa is at work, they are out in the kennel. We want them to be warm.

-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate

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