[Build] Conduits towards darkroom

Ian Atha thatha at thatha.org
Mon Jan 18 23:41:31 PST 2010


Whoa. To quote you, "i want some of what you're smoking."

Thank you.

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 23:35, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>
>
>   terrific!
>   there's a plan for the wires. read the entire text
> below before doing anything--that way you'll have the
> whole idea: better to know that before you start.
>
>   from the four square box in the storage room to the
> octal box over the door to the darkroom, pull one each
> of white, red, black number 12. use the wires that are
> in the boxes along the wall (read the printing on the
> side of the wire--look for 12 AWG). be careful to get
> lengths that are long enough: the length of the pipe
> plus ten inches at each end plus an extra 12 inches.
>   each length of pipe is ten feet. the four square box
> in the ceiling is four inches, but you should wrap a
> couple of loops or wire inside the ceiling four square
> box (hence the extra 12 inches).
>
>   stretch the three wires out on the floor (measure
> again to be sure they're plenty long enough).
>   pick a color and double an inch or so back on itself,
> and tape it to hold the bend leaving the bend itself
> exposed.
>   pick another color, butt its end against the folded
> back end of the first piece, and tape the two lengths
> together to cover the butt joint.
>   lay the last length along side the first two but a
> little bit behind the butt joint and wrap tape around
> all three wires with enough wraps to ensure they don't
> come apart.
>
>   go to the four square box in the storage room and
> push the exposed bend into the empty pipe run to the
> darkroom.
>   push, push, push, push, push... until the wires
> stick out of the square box in the ceiling.
>   you'll probably have to get up on a ladder and pull
> the wires gently to ensure they point out of the box.
>   then back to the storage room four square box and
> push, push, push, push... until you've pushed enough
> wires to reach the octal box over the darkroom door.
> there should be at least ten inches of each of the
> three wires sticking out of the four square box in the
> storage room.
>   then back up on the ladder and push the exposed
> bend into the pipe that connects to the octal box over
> the darkroom door; make sure there's enough wire that
> you can fold a couple of loops inside the ceiling four
> square box and at least ten inches of each wire
> sticking out of the octal box over the darkroom door.
>   that's it for that pipe run.
>
>   after you get that far, let me know, 'specially if
> you want to start feeding the wire from the southwest
> sub-panel to the storage room. that'll be pretty
> different work, so don't just start doing before you
> learn the plan and the new techniques.
>
> with great thanks,
> jim
>
>
>
> On Mon, 2010-01-18 at 18:01 -0800, Ian Atha wrote:
>> The conduit from the supply closet to the darkroom is now complete. I
>> will eventually replace one of the ceiling-facing brackets with a
>> toggle bolt purely to be on the safe side.
>>
>>
>> Someone should look at it and make sure there isn't anything that
>> blatantly violates the relevant safety codes.
>>
>> If someone is willing to show me how to do the electrical wiring (and
>> is permitted to touch darkroom-related matters) I'd be willing to do
>> that too.
>>
>> In an unrelated matter, a number of preexisting pipes and conduits
>> have brackets that are about to fall off. (I touched one of them and
>> it actually fell down). I will eventually replace them with toggle
>> bolts and caulk up the holes.
>>
>> ian.
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 06:42, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >   yes, jim at well.com is my email. thanks lots!
>> > you certainly have saved me some time. i'll
>> > be there today (friday 3 PM to 6 PM), though
>> > busy with other things, but able to check it
>> > out and answer questions if you're there.
>> >   there's plenty more to do, so if you like
>> > this kind of stuff, i'll be glad to work with
>> > you and show you what i know.
>> >   scott mills is probably more skilled and
>> > knowledgeable than i, so if you want to learn
>> > about electrical installation, he's a good
>> > one to hang with.
>> >   zedd knows electrical somewhat and is
>> > amazingly skilled in the construction trades
>> > in general--he's brought in the kitchen
>> > cabinets, done the tile work on the counter,
>> > done sheetrock, carpentry, plumbing; a lot
>> > like scott, though on the electrical front
>> > good enough but not really into it.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Thu, 2010-01-14 at 22:49 -0800, Ian Atha wrote:
>> >> Hey Jim,
>> >>
>> >> (I'm not sure if jim at well.com is The Jim so I'm sending this to the
>> >> list too to ensure coordination.)
>> >>
>> >> I installed a few more conduits towards the darkroom. I also made a
>> >> 90deg bend to a pipe but I didn't install it--it's in the storage
>> >> closet instead.
>> >> The segment between the preexisting pipes and the skylight made the
>> >> pipe kind of awkward but it's pretty straightened out at the end, I
>> >> think. Hope I saved you some time.
>> >>
>> >> ian.
>> >>
>> >
>> >
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