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Started by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Find age and flexibility go hand in hand?

I have been in my house crawl space adding a 240volt line ( usually the standard 120volt in the USA for most appliances) to the laundry room to accommodate a new stackable washer/drier unit which delivers on Tuesday.
A couple of hours scratching around in there and my knees and hips not what they used to be its been painfully hard work.
I had to stop work yesterday for a recovery break and it's back to it today.
Now we have the old washing machine in the lounge waiting for the delivery men to take it away lol.

All good fun 30 yrs ago

Posted by: i-spy (13323)  Report abuse
I feel like that whenever I've had to do some ironing. It's a skill I am never likely to master

Posted by: priscus (5955) Report abuse
Watch out: don't put your knee out again, BB. Do you use good quality kneelers?

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Yep...gel padded...I recovered them the other day while clearing out my workshop

Posted by: i-spy (13323)  Report abuse
Not much use for ironing

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Done with crawling now, just have to connect the socket then electrickery can do it's work

Posted by: roylew (2340) Report abuse
I feel like that getting up from the sofa

Posted by: dougie (3548)  Report abuse
Britboy you shouldn't post things like this on here, your making me to think I maybe not be able to do things when I get old

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Lol....I'm the usual husband fall guy, now it escalates, it's not just case of putting a power supply in, now it's paint all round the laundry room and new tiles on th e floor, good thing it's not a big room!

All before tomorrow's new machines delivery, got ta love em, wives....light of my life

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse

There's only one thing to do, put Pandora radio on with some inspirational Baroque music,volume UP

Posted by: kathpressey (4209)  Report abuse
crossing the road the other day I spotted a 5 note. I was fast enough to put my foot on it but my husband was faster bending to pick it up and slip it in his wallet!

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
adding a 240volt line

I'd look up the state Permitting Rules before powering up.
Household insurance could be invalid if no permit is signed off.

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
There was already a 240v line in which had been cut off, so no problem, I re-instated it again.
State rules change a lot across the USA , I spent enough time having to adhere to them.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
Michigan right?

A person shall not equip a building with electrical conductors or equipment or make an alteration of, change in, or addition to, electrical conductors or equipment without receiving a permit to do the work described. (The code refers to Act 217 of 1956 for certain exemptions for unregulated electrical work.)

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
I was NOT equipping my home with additional conductors, original permission was given in 1973 for the 240v line, it was not in use, I reinstated, I'll mind my business very effectively, you mind yours.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
Hope there's no problems later down the line, would hate to say I told you so.
The operative words are " change in, or addition to", but you know best.

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
That is true...I know best.

Better to read comments before being judgemental.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
That is true...I know best.

You obviously don't.

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
That fortunately is only your opinion

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
It's a fact if you don't have a signed permit.

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
I'll have to check back to 1973 in the house deeds if there's a signed permit available. Now I'm worried

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse
A signed permit from 1973 will not suffice. You've carried out non-permitted work. If anything fails causing damage you'll have no recourse with the insurance company.

You may not be worried now, but you will be when your staring at a pile of ashes.

Hope the wiring and receptacle were UL listed.

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
I'm from the old school, still use knob and tube

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5715) Report abuse

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Hope you find what you are looking for

 
 
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