[Noisebridge-discuss] The electricians are coming! (today between 4 and 5pm)
pnaomi at gmail.com
Fri May 2 19:34:16 UTC 2014
No one's in charge... I've just stepped up to shuttle the process along.
Jim, if you join the Build list (which you're totally welcome to do),
it should reach the electricians as well. I'll forward this email to
The Build list serves the indirect function of documenting the process
of identifying physical problems and making improvements to
Noisebridge. I've found the Build archives useful and interesting.
On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 12:25 PM, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:
> (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> wrote:
>> I did some (not all) of the work to adjust
>> from the previous tenant's needs to Noisebridge's
>> 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
>> * 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
>>> 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:
>>> 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
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> Naomi Theora Most
>>>>> naomi at nthmost.com
>>>>> skype: nthmost
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