Saturday, August 23, 2008

so the nightmare begins

Posted on/at 9:59 AM by Sparky

Here is a fine example of an outdated Farm pole something that used to be very common among farms and such, where one meter would meter all the structures on a property , we are going to be revamping this to suit our needs starting with eliminating as many of these wires as possible and either putting an "I-line" in or something of that nature, The owner doesn't want any overhead wiring going to his home so we must run lateral feeders to the home underground now.

Then we have a bunch of situations like this that we are going to have to clean up, Many time we can just eliminate this sort of thing and put new devices in to suit the needs.

This is an "old timer" here soon to be gone, this really is a 200 amp meter at first glance i had thought it was an old 100 amp socket. amazing who ever put this in was able to get 4/0 wire in there with so little room to work with.


Posted on/at 9:09 AM by Sparky

I am a Licensed Electrician In West Virginia , I started this blog To inform and or help fellow electricians by describing Unique or unusual circumstances that i come across , Yesterday I started a new Project that Is going to be a lot of fun, its about a 3000 sq Ft farmhouse that's being restored and then is getting an additional 3000 sq FT for a pool and sun room. There is going to be A lot of interesting items in this job, I have wired a Governors house in the past and wired Homes for some very prominent people, as well as A few banks and other interesting things. Old farmhouses pose a problem when the owners don't want to disturb areas inside the home but you need to get wires and things fished in yet most are balloon framed so you can get from the basement or crawl space to the attic without many problems without having top plates in your way. this particular home is that way. Yesterday the GC removed a six foot blacksnake from the kitchen, in this area they are usually present in older homes, the usually will try and get away from you so there isnt much to worry with.