[Noisebridge-discuss] The electricians are coming! (today between 4 and 5pm)

jim jim at well.com
Fri May 2 15:50:24 UTC 2014


     I did some (not all) of the work to adjust
from the previous tenant's needs to Noisebridge's
needs.
     Because the space is a hacker space, it
seemed (and seems) to me that there should
be particular consistency in the wiring, given
that hackers have the courage to get into
stuff they don't understand until after they
have gotten in:
* black wires are used to power receptacles
* red wires are used to power lights and
   appliances
* blue wires indicate the "third leg" of the
   three phase sub-panels.

     The idea is that hackers may trip breakers
from time to time. Especially at night, it's a
bad idea that lights go out if a breaker trips--
a matter of safety.
     Please convey this idea to the electricians.
Note that in some circumstances, the
electrical code specifies that lights not share
breakers with receptacles. What I tried to do
was to extend this principle to the entire space
(again, as a matter of safety).



On 05/02/2014 12:20 AM, Naomi Most wrote:
> Hi everybody,
>
> Electricians Neil and Tim came by earlier.  They were quite thorough,
> took pictures and notes, and asked a lot of questions about usage.
>
> They seemed to feel there weren't any major scary things wrong, but
> there were many minor nicks and cuts that we should probably patch up.
>
> They're going to make up a list of "red flag" and "yellow flag" items
> and give us rough estimates for costs to fix.  They know we'll want to
> fix lots of things ourselves, too, so they're keeping that in mind.
>
> I also wrote down a list of electrical to-do items based on their
> observations that we can definitely do ourselves.  I'll post that
> tomorrow.
>
> Finally, a bunch of folks would like to start coordinating on physical
> space maintenance and improvements on a separate mailing list.  I
> propose using Build:
>
> https://www.noisebridge.net/mailman/listinfo/build
>
> Cheers,
> Naomi
>
> On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 2:31 PM, Henner Zeller <h.zeller at acm.org> wrote:
>> On 1 May 2014 14:22, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> There are two C-10 certified electricians coming to Noisebridge in a few hours.
>>>
>>> I'll be there to walk through the space and note their comments.  I'll
>>> report back to this list on their findings.
>> Thanks for getting this sorted and investing your time walking them through.
>>
>> H.
>>
>>> Don't worry: today there is no money being spent or committed to be
>>> spent.  This is a free consultation to help us decide how to address
>>> the city's concerns about our safety.
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Naomi
>>>
>>>
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