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    Electrical Upgrades

    I'm including this in the C&C area, because it's actually going to involve an important upgrade to my shop.

    So, I'm getting some upgrades to the houses electrical system. The work we are having done includes:
    • New Main Panel
    • Transfer Switch for Generator
    • Subpanel for garage
    • Subpanel at other end of house for pool (Also potentially for a RV power supply)
    • Hook up Swamp Cooler (There was some weirdness going on up there I didn't like, so want a pro to handle it)
    • Add a box and swap a switch to control some dining room lights
    • Fix a few other 'weirdnesses' the Previous owner had done
    • Figure out why a couple of outlets and switch quit working.


    So, Today was day one of the work and wow what a difference. Got the main panel swapped out and cable was run for the shop subpanel.

    Wow, What an amazing difference.

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    They are coming back to do the transfer switch and subpanels.

    I just like that one of the guys was super skinny and was able to crawl around the attic and crawlspace and it wasn't ME!
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    Nice clean job on the upgrade!
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    • Add a box and swap a switch to control some dining room light

    (this is just begging for me to say something but I ain't gonna do it, no I ain't gonna say anything, not me I am gonna be good and not say a word about why do you need dinning room lights. nope not gonna say a word not me.)

    Upgrades look good should be a vast improvement.
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    Nice!

    So ... you'll be working on that firebird soon, eh? :P
    Jason Beam
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    Its on the list! (Jaguar)
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    Ooooh, A fresh and clean subpanel in the shop with 2 empty breakers....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Ooooh, A fresh and clean subpanel in the shop with 2 empty breakers....
    Last edited by Bill Arnold; 05-25-2016 at 12:40 AM.
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    Now I get to figure out what kind of plugs to standardize on for the 220 lines

    I can either go with the standard dryer type, or the L6-20 locking plugs. I've got some of both on hand. Would be nice to go with all L6-20's though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Its on the list! (Jaguar)

    Gah - that's right - a Jag ... i knew it was a car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Now I get to figure out what kind of plugs to standardize on for the 220 lines

    I can either go with the standard dryer type, or the L6-20 locking plugs. I've got some of both on hand. Would be nice to go with all L6-20's though.

    I like just straight NEMA 6-20 the most - my plugs never come out of the wall and i'm more annoyed by the locking than not when i want to move a plug sometimes :P :P
    Jason Beam
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