Do you

Started by: britboy (6794)

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

Started: 14th May 2017 at 17:08

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

I feel like that whenever I've had to do some ironing. It's a skill I am never likely to master

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 17:15

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Watch out: don't put your knee out again, BB. Do you use good quality kneelers?

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:16

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Yep...gel padded...I recovered them the other day while clearing out my workshop

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:49

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Not much use for ironing

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:51

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Done with crawling now, just have to connect the socket then electrickery can do it's work

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:52

Posted by: roylew (3608)

I feel like that getting up from the sofa

Replied: 14th May 2017 at 22:55

Posted by: dougie (4848) 

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

Replied: 15th May 2017 at 10:07

Posted by: britboy (6794)

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

Replied: 15th May 2017 at 18:26

Posted by: britboy (6794)

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

Replied: 15th May 2017 at 18:33

Posted by: kathpressey (5482) 

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!

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 08:43

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

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.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 15:32
Last edited by xxstuartxx: 16th May 2017 at 18:58:22

Posted by: britboy (6794)

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.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 19:01

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

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.)

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 19:08

Posted by: britboy (6794)

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.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 19:15
Last edited by britboy: 16th May 2017 at 20:25:03

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

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.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 19:28

Posted by: britboy (6794)

That is true...I know best.

Better to read comments before being judgemental.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:21
Last edited by britboy: 16th May 2017 at 20:23:13

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

That is true...I know best.

You obviously don't.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:29

Posted by: britboy (6794)

That fortunately is only your opinion

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:30

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

It's a fact if you don't have a signed permit.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:44

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I'll have to check back to 1973 in the house deeds if there's a signed permit available. Now I'm worried

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 21:02

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

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.

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 22:09

Posted by: britboy (6794)

I'm from the old school, still use knob and tube

Replied: 16th May 2017 at 23:27

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5799)

Replied: 17th May 2017 at 20:36

Posted by: britboy (6794)

Hope you find what you are looking for

Replied: 18th May 2017 at 02:55


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