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
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
Watch out: don't put your knee out again, BB. Do you use good quality kneelers?
Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:16
Yep...gel padded...I recovered them the other day while clearing out my workshop
Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:49
Not much use for ironing
Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:51
Done with crawling now, just have to connect the socket then electrickery can do it's work
Replied: 14th May 2017 at 18:52
I feel like that getting up from the sofa
Replied: 14th May 2017 at 22:55
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
That is true...I know best.
You obviously don't.
Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:29
That fortunately is only your opinion
Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:30
It's a fact if you don't have a signed permit.
Replied: 16th May 2017 at 20:44
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
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
I'm from the old school, still use knob and tube
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Replied: 17th May 2017 at 20:36
Hope you find what you are looking for
Replied: 18th May 2017 at 02:55