[Build] electrical stuff

jim jim at well.com
Sun Jan 24 12:03:30 PST 2010



   i'll be there monday late afternoon, as soon as i 
can make it. 
   if we have to sort wires before pulling, we'll 
probably need to work tuesday evening as well. if 
anyone can sort the wires today or tomorrow mid-day, 
we'll have a head start (see below). 
   as to pushing and pulling: 
* the pusher does more of the work, the puller just 
keeps a moderate tension on the wires to keep it 
coming. the reasons are that wire insulation can be 
cut if pulled across an opening into a pipe (so the 
pusher has better control), and pulling the fishtape 
hard might rip the fishtape away from the wires to 
which it's connected. 
* both runs are from the four-square box in the 
storage room to ceiling boxes. seems to me better that 
the pusher works on the floor in the storage room and 
the puller works on a ladder at the ceiling boxes. 
   ...seems to me.... 

sorting the wires involves: 
>         dig the wires out of the boxes of wires:
>         * one black, one red, one white that are 42 feet
>         long or longer;
>         * two blacks, one red, two whites that are 52 feet
>         long or longer;
>         * one red that is 16 feet long or longer.



On Sun, 2010-01-24 at 10:35 -0800, Zedd Epstein wrote:
> I can be there Monday or Tuesday evening to help with this.
> 
> Zedd
> 
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 9:13 AM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
>         
>           ...inch by inch....
>         
>           i need some help pulling wires to finish the run
>         from the southwest sub-panel to
>         * power the darkroom,
>         * have a receptacle or two along the south wall
>         between the darkroom and the storage room,
>         * energize a utility receptacle in the storage room,
>         * provide a dedicated circuit for the network rack
>         in the storage room,
>         * and add a light switch that lets people working in
>         the electronics area control the overhead
>         fluorescents.
>         
>           there are two runs remaining, both fairly long,
>         requiring two people: one person "at the box" to
>         push wires into the pipe and another person gently
>         pulling a fish tape to bring the wires out of the
>         target box.
>           a preliminary job that anyone can do alone is to
>         dig the wires out of the boxes of wires:
>         * one black, one red, one white that are 42 feet
>         long or longer;
>         * two blacks, one red, two whites that are 52 feet
>         long or longer;
>         * one red that is 16 feet long or longer.
>         
>           after those two runs are done, it's a matter of
>         one or two hours to get all that stuff energized.
>         
>           i can be at 2169
>         * monday a little before 6 PM,
>         * tuesday at 6 PM,
>         * thursday up to about 5 PM,
>         * friday between 10 AM and 1 PM and after 6 PM,
>         * saturday before noon.
>         
>         hopefully,
>         jim
>         
>         
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