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Old 06-16-2010, 11:53 PM
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I still have to wire the RPC, the welding outlet, the light over my man door, two 110V outlets, and a 240V outlet for my tablesaws.
Eventually I want to add a 240V outlet to the rear of the shop.
Tomorrow I am going to start the ventilator project, I will have to add a circuit for it also. The ventilator requires a curb, that is built out of 2 X 12's and sheet metal. The curb has to be a foot above the highest area around it and extends into the shop area. Mine has to be 28" X 28" square and about two feet high. I am going to modify the design of the curb to make it stronger, I am going to add plywood to the sides then add the sheet metal over the top after the curb is set in place and the metal roofing fit around the curb. The sheet metal will provide the weather shielding for the top edged of the metal roofing.
  1. Today's progress.
The wire with the yellow wire nuts on it is the yard light wire, it was wired overhead when I installed the light years ago, I want to run it underground from the shop to the pole. It will require hand digging about 10' of ditch but that will be the last wire I can bury until I doing the electric drop to the house and the telephone cable.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:59 PM
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I am almost done with wiring the new panel in, I have to finish the RPC wiring on Monday. I need to get three bugs to lengthen the RPC wiring, the type I like are not available from Home Depot.
I ran the conduit for door light, the yard light, and the 240V outlet, wired them in, and wired the welding outlet into panel.
  1. Door light conduit and junction box
  2. Door light juction box
  3. Yard light conduit and junction box, RPC conduit adapter installed.
  4. RPC conduit finished, 240V outlet and welding outlet.
  5. Close up.
I still have to wire in one more outlet for the phone and stereo.
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:06 PM
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Around here, that shorthand for Back Up Gun, but I don't think that's what Dan's talkin' about, LOL RED
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:41 PM
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A bug is short hand for a wire splicer, I learned it from an old electrician when I was a kid. Don't ask me why he called them that.
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Around here, that shorthand for Back Up Gun, but I don't think that's what Dan's talkin' about, LOL RED
Red, I did not know that acronym.
The splicers I like are not available from Home Depot or the other stores around here during the weekend. The electrical supply house were I buy them at is only open Mon - Fri. I ran out of time to go get them today, they would have been closed before I got there tonight.
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A bug is short hand for a wire splicer, I learned it from an old electrician when I was a kid. Don't ask me why he called them that.
The linemen up here call a pole top transformer a bug, and the canvas bag on their climbing belts, used for connectors etc., is their bug bag.
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Old 06-22-2010, 07:47 AM
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After finishing the repair of the cutting head for the auger rig yesterday I did some figuring on were to place the ventilation fan. I have it's final position figured out. I was going to build the curb and get it installed today, but the it is raining right now and I can not open the roof up, I might work on the frame for the curb if the rain quits later today. I need to go get the bugs for the RPC wiring once the cutting head is picked up. We will see.
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:40 PM
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I went and bought the bugs for lengthening the RPC wiring. They went up since the last time I bought them, they were $14.70 each. I almost bought split bolts instead of these.
  1. Bugs.
  2. A pair of dikes for size comparision
  3. Bugs installed and wires lengthened
  4. Close up of bugs
I installed the bugs and lengthened the wires for each circuit. Going and getting the bugs and then installing them took almost two hours.
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