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Electricians Are Here

We are not going to miss the wiring hanging over our heads in the kitchen. Now we have a junction box for the old wiring and new wires run to meet code for outlets and appliance power. The first task … Continue reading

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Electrician’s List

Most of the walls are in and we are planning to get the electrical done as soon as possible after the walls are built. Last summer the electrician redid the service box and put in the outside disconnect and we … Continue reading

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Well Pump Electrical Box Moved

I had put off moving this electrical box because I thought it was a big job. It was not. All I had to do was shut off the electricity and unscrew the box from the wall. The utility room wall … Continue reading

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Success Repairing Another Short Circuit

I did it! I finally fixed the short in the front lights. It took a lot of disentangling of wires and trying to understand triple switching etc. but in the end the issue was just a bad wire to the … Continue reading

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Existing Circuits and Where they Go

We have been trying to figure out all of the existing circuit breakers and their function in the house. One day last winter we went through the box and labeled every dangling wire in the house with the corresponding circuit … Continue reading

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Rock It

Yeah, had rock delivered today. The cheapest gravel I could buy is road base. It is not nearly as pretty as pea gravel because it is a mix of aggregates from about 3/4″ gravel down to sand particles. Used mainly … Continue reading

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Reused Outdoor Lights

These were the original lights at the doors. They may have been homemade as they were cedar like the siding with white plastic covers. They were much the worse for wear, with the wood cracking and breaking and the lights … Continue reading

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Piper Electric

Piper Electric did an estimate for us in the fall of 2013. That was to rerun all the existing circuits to the new walls when they were built. But it did not include installing an outside shutoff. The code now … Continue reading

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Ill fitting LED’s

Unfortunately, the G25 Globe bulbs did not fit the Prescolite track heads. The necks are too short to fit into the sockets because of the lamp collars. Actually I read this caution on an Amazon comment but ignored it thinking … Continue reading

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LED Bulbs

Using 7 incandescent 60 watt bulbs in the new track lighting requires 420 watts of electricity. My son-in-law has been experimenting with LED bulbs and has found some he likes and I observed the bad ones he had to return … Continue reading

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