[Darkroom] Darkroom meetup Nov

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 11:08:50 PST 2010


Sweet, I'll check this out next time I'm in NB (in Toronto for a week and
change, so it'll be 2nd week of December, but I'll be thar!)

Sean

On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

>
>   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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