[Darkroom] Darkroom meetup Nov

jim jim at well.com
Sun Nov 28 17:04:15 PST 2010


   don't put any wiring _in_ the walls. use EMT (metal 
tubing, which is running all over the place and in the 
darkroom) so's to run wiring _on_ the walls. 

   what electrical work do you have in mind? 

   there's the shit what needs doing page on the NB 
wiki. 

   there's a general plan: improve lights, which means 
determining where we want lighting and then moving 
fixtures to the right locations and hooking them up. 
   i suggest people take ownership of one task and then 
ask for help or supplies or whatever to get the task 
done. 
   note the columns in the center walkway have got EMT 
running from an approximate switch location up to the 
ceiling. the idea is to determine local lighting and 
then run pipe, install boxes, pull wires, and hook up 
devices. 
   when done there should be a switch for a local light 
as well as a receptacle either in the same box as the 
switch or in a box close by (e.g. right under the 
switch box). 

   i've been slowly running pipe for three-way switches 
near the entrances (elevator and top of stairs) to 
control lights for the entrance area (as well as a 
light or two in the central areas). 
   i'm also (slowly) running pipe in the turing class 
room for receptacles around the room as well as one or 
two switches for ceiling lights. that'll mean 
dismantling the existing lights and rehanging them. 
   also it'll be good to reposition the ceiling power 
strips to be directly over work tables in the center of 
the rooms. that way side tables can use receptacles on 
the walls and center tables can get power from the 
ceiling. 
   it'd be great to get some help. i usually find a 
little time during weekdays, sometimes early AM, 
sometimes late afternoon before evening activities. 



On Sun, 2010-11-28 at 15:19 -0800, Sean Cusack wrote:
> Dr. J - I can help out with lighting and switches. I'm not the best at
> running wires through the walls, but I can terminate stuff in a
> fixture or switch or outlet for sure. Is there a spot on the wiki that
> I can check out to help chip away at projects when I'm in the space?
> 
> Sean
> 
> > On Nov 28, 2010 6:04 PM, "jim" <jim at well.com> wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >   there's a plan: receptacles on black circuits, lights
> > and appliances on red circuits. if you pull wires, always
> > pull a white, black, and red trio and wrap tape around
> > all three of them at the points where they enter and/or
> > leave a box of any kind.
> >   as to 240, do not _just_ grab a red and black without
> > ensuring that they're connected to a two-pole breaker.
> > 
> >   the panels are southwest, south east, north center (or
> > northeast), dirty shop, and northwest.
> >   north center is out by the stairs and is split hase.
> > it controls circuits mostly along the north and east walls
> > (and ceiling runs).
> >   north west is in by the member shelves and is three
> > phase. it controls a few circuits in the northwest area
> > and it controls the southwest, southeast, and dirty shop
> > sub-panels.
> > 
> >   despite previous and upcoming reimbursements, I've
> > chipped in hundreds of dollars of electrical parts. I
> > don't mind, but I expect them to be used at Noisebridge
> > and no where else. parts are in the closet where the
> > rack is.
> >   don't buy electrical parts from hardware stores: buy
> > them at electrical suppliers such as B and K on division
> > near mission because electrical suppliers have all of
> > the right stuff at 1/3 the cost of hardware stores.
> >   I have a stash of my personal electrical tools and
> > parts in the turing classroom, and those are off limits
> > to Noisebridge personages: I need them when I run off
> > to jobs.
> > 
> >   I'll be very grateful for help and also for
> > coordination. please stick to the plan re colors of wires,
> > and please install things up to code. I'm very happy to
> > help and/or explain and/or inspect.... I worry that some
> > shoddy work may trigger inquiries that could be more
> > than embarrassing: possible real costs incurred.
> >   there are a few items on the shit to do list and a
> > great many more things, notably lighting, that should
> > be done. anyone willing to help, please let me know: it's
> > discouraging sometimes to keep plodding away by myself.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > On Fri, 2010-11-26 at 18:02 -0800, Kelly wrote:
> > > Definitely consult Jim. I think we may have 240...
> > 
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