Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Posted on/at 9:16 PM by Sparky
Anyone who has rewired an old house has come across the old pushbutton switches and normally the home owner is never given an option to keep the old switches since they are usually broken or just worn out. This place has them and they also have some switch plates for them also. They also have old style light fixtures among other things.
These will be good because sometimes you need to keep the original appearance of a home.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Posted on/at 7:39 PM by Sparky
"Since arc flash labels were first required in 2002, there have been many differences throughout the industry between the wording and the choice of signal word and color. The 2009 edition of NFPA 70E, Electrical Safety in the Workplace, will require, for the first time, that one of two pieces of information be on the label: either the required level of personal protective equipment (PPE) to wear or the available incident energy. However, it leaves the color and signal word of the label and any other information the facility wants to put on the label up to the discretion of facility management."
This is what we have to look forward to in the coming months, Here is a video with some good information.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Posted on/at 8:05 PM by Sparky
Yet another good day to stay indoors where it is warm.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Posted on/at 7:46 PM by Sparky
If you didn’t notice I have placed a new Entre card widget in my blog today courtesy of Google Gadgets. It will display the top Entre card droppers of all time with a link to them. It was really simple to set up, in google gadgets they have a bunch of RSS feed readers so I simply took the rss feed from my entre card statistics page and placed the web link into the gadget. On another note my wife stopped to fuel up on her way home from work today and paid $1.76 for gas, what a difference from a few weeks ago. I haven’t personally be effected by the job market and lay offs but some of my fellow employee’s have mentioned that family members have been. I sure hope things pick back up. Well I think the cat has the right idea for tonight since its so cold outside. I had gathered everything up to start a fire in our fireplace and he decided this empty Pepsi box was a nice place to nap, I WAS going to use it to start the fire.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Posted on/at 6:11 PM by Sparky
Today we pulled the wire between the farmhouse and our service. We had 3 pulls that are very long but it went well and that part is done now. Tomorrow after a few hours I can try and call in for my inspection if everything goes ok. We have done a lot in this house in the last few months, we still have a lot to do also. Now we can concentrate on retiring the old service we are still using as temporary power. We used our new wire puller and it worked really good, our old one used to take a long time to set up this new one is pretty fast to set up and worked without a flaw.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Posted on/at 10:16 AM by Sparky
Today I have been going through photo’s from the summer and I ran across the ones from a weekend of hiking we did in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia this past summer. I really enjoy spending time there are so many trails to hike and things to see. After looking at my pictures I am wishing spring was here. You can still hike during the winter but should be prepared for inclement weather.
This was from a hike we did that went way off the beaten path it took us the better
part of a day to hike in and back out but it was well worth it. I have many more pictures in the coming months of cold I may post more to remind myself of the warmer weather. I think the other thing I would like to spend more time doing is geocaching. We used to try and do a few each weekend with our boys but then for whatever reason we haven’t spent as much time doing it this year.