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    I bought a chicken burrito bowl from Chipotle's today to eat at my desk.

    When I got home I found my wife has decided to spin at home now too instead of just at the club. She somehow talked the manager of Erik's to drop it off on his drive home. I cant use Tapatalk to upload a personal picture but here it is.


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    500' 12/2 cable, 15 amp circuit breakers, 15 outlets including gfci's

    Season's about over, time to get back to my continuing saga of home renovation replacing 4 complete circuits throughout the house. Patch the resulting holes in the walls and ceilings, replace the baseboards and paint, and no. 6 is ready for resale.








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    I wish I had those skills Ryou.

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    pm01 my wife is now jealous of you, cant believe you bought a spin bike.

    Ryou when you are dont with that feel free to come out to CO and do the same to my house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm01 View Post
    I wish I had those skills Ryou.
    The work really isn't difficult, just time consuming. I've helped others get started.I find their fear is lack of knowledge and with a little coaching their off on their own.

    Basements 2nd floors, attics and 1st floor outlets are a piece of cake. First floor and hall ceiling lights and switches are the bears and that's where I'm at right now, busting open ceilings to run wire from light to switch. I've picked up a few short cuts for resealing the holes that have to be cut to thread the wire between the studs and beams at the ceiling corners.
    Life's not the breaths you take, the breathing in and out that gets you through the day ain't what it's all about. It's the moments that take your breath away.

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    I'm willing to use my amateur skills on quite a few home improvement projects, but I don't mess with electricity.

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    Ugly, I can't take any credit because my wife bought it. She goes to spin class just about everyday and thought it'd be handy to have at home. I tried it and lasted only five minutes...seriously. I have to say if you're in the market the LeMond RevMaster Pro is a pretty good machine. It spins smoothly and absolutely silent.

    Ryou, the closest I've gotten to electrical work was to swap out several light switches and even then I threw the master switch and killed the whole house. I spent the rest of the day resetting clocks.

    By the way, I don't know if you're interested, but have you seen these outlets integrated with USB ports?


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    Nah, I'm too old school. My daughter gets PO'd because I don't answer her text messages. I tell her to call me if she needs me. She just sends another text which I never think to look for.

    ".....and even then I threw the master switch and killed the whole house."

    First rule of home ownership....figure which breaker controls which appliances, lights and outlets...and don't trust the little notations on the box. It's the first thing I do before starting any work. It takes an hour of so, but in the end it saves a ton of time. Pick up a ground tester too and use it to not only identify which outlets are properly grounded and then what's hot and what's not with each breaker off.

    They're only a couple bucks.
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    Good advice, RU! Years ago my wife and I lived in a mobile home on a farm. We had been apartment dwellers prior, and had a portable dishwasher. I decided to install the portable under the counter. (It was designed so that this was easy to do.) Everything went fine - and the last task was to connect to the house wiring. There was no receptacle under the sink, so I figured I'd hardwire it. Rather than fight with wiring under the sink, I went outside and removed the aluminum panel from the outside - it gave me complete access. I congratulated myself on my genius. I double-checked that the power to the kitchen was in fact off, selected the piece of romex, and cut into it. I then picked myself up off of the lawn approximately 10 feet from the house. The line I cut ran to the living room - not the kitchen.
    I hate doing electrical.

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