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Days 223-226: Borrringggggg

Monday, 2/22
The three circuits that go to the West: ‘Laundry’, West Outlets and Lighting (note splice box for branching the Lighting circuit)

The walls are starting to look chaotic.

The walls are starting to look chaotic.

Tuesday, 2/23
Completed bonding of steel structural components so that troublesome currents induced by lightning strikes go directly to hell (a.k.a. ground).

After counting the remaining Christmas Tree wire organizers, we knew we needed more to complete the wiring runs along the arch walls. ¬†Brian checked everywhere but couldn’t find a good source.

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6 AWG bare copper for bonding. Clamped to steel frame and I-joist girders below house.

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Checking resistance after bonding the structural steel.

Wednesday, 2/24
Changed wire organizer strategy and decided to try different less obnoxious NM staples.  Salvaged Christmas Trees from non-essential locations and came up with enough to make do.

Bird business in the meter base - Someone showed me this in the drive-through. A bird has been dropping treasures down the service entrance holes (the openings where the conductors leave the conduit). Why would he/she continue to do it when the nuts are clearly unrecoverable?

Bird business in the meter base – Someone showed me this in the drive-through. A bird has been dropping treasures down the service entrance holes (the openings where the conductors leave the conduit). Why would he/she continue to do it when the nuts are clearly unrecoverable?

Thursday, 2/25
Lots of boring through studs and the bathroom top plate.

Bathroom top plate after drilling

Bathroom cripple studs after drilling

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