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Totally jealous! I want to finish ours so bad. How much experience did you have before taking on the electrical? I need to rewire our house(circa1928) before I start closing in the basement walls. It is about the only trade that I am hesistant on doing my own work.
 

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doughboy63 said:
How much experience did you have before taking on the electrical? I need to rewire our house(circa1928) before I start closing in the basement walls. It is about the only trade that I am hesistant on doing my own work.
None.

Replaced a light fixture here, a new dimmer switch there, but no "new" wiring.

But, as many have said, it's not hard. Shut down the breakers. Get a multimeter/circuit tester and check before you fiddle. Be aware of loads (how many things will be on one circuit drawing power), derated devices (eg, wall switches can only power N-x watts when put in a multi-gang box), and don't cross the streams. Er, wires. I've only zapped myself twice so far. Just little nibbles.

All my new circuits are wired and run back to the main junction box. There is plenty of wire for the hookup but that's where I stopped: the only thing I won't be doing is the main power shutoff and breaker installation. My nephew is doing electrical work as his profession and he's going to lend a hand so it gets done right the first time.
 

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Gerdass said:
Did you remove the time stamp from the pics you took 2 years ago?
One year, two months, if you please.

In all seriousness, I'm happy with the progress to date. We're ringing up mudders now and I'm starting on the ceiling lights...
 

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mudders ?

Is that something you hang your tuque on?
No yuo sillay! It's what fodders marry!
 

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It's really not all that bad as it is.

Slight step down from the B, and perhaps a step up from my place.
 

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It's really not all that bad as it is.
Thanks. Yeah, it's rather functional at this point.

I want it done so it becomes a useful place to hang out. The kids will enjoy it now and years from now when they bring their girlfriends over to "study".

Wifey wants it done because, after some 10 years of kid-abuse, the next project is refinishing the walls and floors upstairs. 8)
 

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[quote="The ModfatherNo yuo sillay! It's what fodders marry![/quote]

HAHAHA, I lol'd at this.

Nice work so far Trann. Looks like it'll be pretty sweet.
 

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Tranns man cave sounds like a gay porn title. NTTIAWWT
 

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nicely done on the transfer. I like seeing all the pix together. I was thinking about that with build pix on tables and how transferring them all in one post will make for easier perusal. Now finish it Trann the Mann!
 

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A bit delayed but still progressing:

Lots of time was spent doing another cleanup. The back storage area (outside of the reno area) was crammed with nearly everything and so it was all pulled out and only what we wanted to keep was sorted and returned. Another pickup truck packed to the rafters went to the dump that day.

Pot lights were installed and wired-in without problems. Lighting levels are pretty good for poker (no complaints). My nephew did a fine job dropping the wire loops I had waiting for him at the breaker panel.

Walls got their mud and tape, primer, two coats of a very light brown/tan (trim will be white) and all looks good so far.







Bath got its lino installed and is ready for fixtures next.



Carpet is being sought and installation prices compared.

For the past few weeks, however, Halloween plans have taken priority.
 
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