With all the small wire laid, I could finally run the last bit of large 2/0 wire from the Generac 200Amp Panel, into the inside House 100Amp Panel. It also needed to be routed under the concrete walkway. I spoiled it out and into the Generac Panel first, then pulled, measured, cut and re-ran it from there.
The new panel is going to be located in the laundry room as it cannot go where the old was is. (Which is in the closet and is against code…and very unsafe anyway!) I am going to build a secondary wall to hide all the wiring that is going to be running in there as well as to carry the panel itself.
I had to remove the propane heater that was located here, hence the towel in the wall. Don’t worry. I fix that!:)This gives me plenty of extra to work with!
So then, the day before Thanksgiving, we woke up in the morning and after my wife got out of the shower we noticed the boys shower was making a funny “popping” noise. I had a sinking feeling in my stomach as I went outside. The trench that led straight to the house was full of sludge and waste water!
Turns out that an old connection that someone slapped together instead of getting the right parts finally broke, I think from the freezing temperatures.
I was hoping it would be a quick fix, but alas, no such luck. I ended up having to replace the entire slope run of 16 feet or so.
Then, when I was hooking that up, I found a crack in the 45 clean out, where last Thanksgiving I had to pull a huge root out.
I dug it out and found the original was never glued on and roots had invaded the seam causing leaking and cracking. Also the original down pipe was so old it was not standard 4in PVC.
I had to use a rubber sleeve coupler to connect the two. I then wrapped them with two rolls of self sealing silicone tape. Since plants do not like copper, I wrapped the joint in bare copper wire. It should keep any future attack from roots away! That, and the absence of leaks will help!
Now I can get back to the electrical stuff.
I don’t know what it is about Thanksgiving, but this is two years in a row that I have been elbows deep in waste!
It really wasn’t a terrible Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for! My lovely wife is here and healing. I have two awesome sons, many, many friends, great property, and many dreams that have seen reality. It was actually a great Thanksgiving!
Thats all for now, thanks for reading!
More to follow…
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate