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

jim jim at well.com
Fri May 2 19:25:02 UTC 2014


(thank you, Maestro)

To whoever is in charge,

Please forward the short list of eggrecences below
to the electricians; it specifies some things that
they may initially miss:

South wall west : 1/2" pipe from sub-panel and
perhaps four square boxes need proper straps
and anchors.

West wall center : receptacle boxes and pipe
feeding them need proper straps and anchors.

North wall west : sub-panel fed from floor
internal bus should be screwed tight; cover
needs proper screws; one of the multiple breakers
has a broken breaker (I recall it's the 100 A
breaker that controls the kitchen sub-panel).

North wall Turing, center of room, floor : junction
box is open; there is a red, white, and black
(supplied by the sub-panel at the top of the
stairwell) that can be used for the Church
classroom--that will need a 1/2" pipe from the
floor box to a new junction box in the Church
classroom: pair red and black with a single white,
use red for lights and black for receptacles.

Kitchen sub-panel (supplied by 100A three-pole
breaker in the north-west sub-panel) : the kitchen
sub-panel is a mess inside; pipes coming out of it
to the south wall of the sinks should be properly
offset or supported as well as properly strapped
and anchored.

Generally okay (as I recall):
* most of the Turing wall and ceiling work
* most of the DJ booth work
* work for both toilet rooms
* all of the darkroom
* most of the pipes on the ceiling
* most of the work in the dirty shop
I.e. no hidden problems.



On 05/02/2014 12:05 PM, maestro wrote:
> A perfect example of an EXCELLENT person NB has lost due to all the 
> bullshit @ the house.
>
> Thank you jim for all your work to the space electrically, the money 
> you have put into it in multiple ways, teaching, and sharing in 
> attempts to foster positive DO-ocracy and a positive freely creative 
> environment...
>
> Message ends
> ________________
>
>
>
> On Friday, May 2, 2014, jim <jim at well.com <mailto:jim at well.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     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 
> <mailto:h.zeller at acm.org>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> On 1 May 2014 14:22, Naomi Most <pnaomi at gmail.com 
> <mailto: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
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
> >>>> Naomi Theora Most
> >>>> naomi at nthmost.com <mailto:naomi at nthmost.com>
> >>>> +1-415-728-7490
> >>>>
> >>>> skype: nthmost
> >>>>
> >>>> http://twitter.com/nthmost
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> >>
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>
> *~the quieter you become, the more you are able to hear...*
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