I just successfully installed an outlet in my basement after figuring out which line to tap into without the new freezer tripping the circuit. Our house is old and turning on a light while the microwave is running can trip a circuit, so I am pretty happy.
Oh ye of little faith...
The circuit only powers the basement fluorescent lights and the new freezer. The guy at Home Depot said what I am doing is perfectly fine. Any ideas how to accomplish this otherwise?
As long as you're asking, a new circuit is in order. It's highly doubtful that the basement light is on a circuit of it's own. Typically, production wiring in a house will extend to basement lights as the end of a run, not a dedicated circuit. A little more research is in order to see what else is on that circuit.
Sorry for the derail, but your post made me cringe. Listening to the guy at HD is not like it used to be when they first opened. I'm just sayin'.
However, I'm just some guy on the internet, why should you believe me?
Garmin Is My Pilot.
I am confident you are wrong, but instead of illustrating why, I will just make disparaging remarks about your reading comprehension.
Anyway, the only way I could test to see if this circuit was in fact just the lights, was to turn on everything, and flip breakers until we know which one did what. These lights and outlet were the ONLY thing on that breaker, whereas the master bedroom outer wall, kitchen, and garage were all on another, and a mess of other things with the other circuits. It's amazing that this house hasn't burnt down yet. If I owned it, I would have to rewire a TON of things.
As for the basement being at the end of a circuit, not in this house. It's more like, everything is tacked onto everything. The part of the basement under my sons room is tacked onto that room, but only parts of it.
I think I've figured out a way to engineer my vacations this April- Charlotte Auto Fair is the same week as my track days at Summit Point, but I think if we leave Charlotte on Friday, I can turn around and head back to West Virginia Saturday, and drive Sunday-Monday. That's a lot of ****ing driving! I was bummed about having to pick which trip to take- now I can enjoy BBQ (and hanging out with my husband) AND driving
Now I just have to figure out which car to drive...
Wen't back to work today. Wifey seems to be doing okay at home with the little buggers. Her mom is coming into town tonight, I feel a nap coming my way this weekend.
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When they are in class or on the field, I'm a quiet observer.
Unless it is me that is coaching them, for instance with my daughter in soccer, then I'm a vocal.
Amazing how important a nap is when you have a newborn!Wen't back to work today. Wifey seems to be doing okay at home with the little buggers. Her mom is coming into town tonight, I feel a nap coming my way this weekend.
Not my success, but my son Brendan's...his basketball team (11 y/o) won their league championship in a tough field. His team was just 5-5 in the regular season, but went 3-0 in the playoffs. The team they beat in the finals was 9-1 in the reg season.
The bad news is that my son was actually sick and couldn't play in the semi-final and championship games, which were on the same day.
I went to the games to video them, and his teammates told me they were going to "win it for Brendan".
How awesome is that?
The motor swap that I have been doing at the tech school I go to started up and didn't seem horribly out of time. That damn thing has been driving me off the wall for a while.
And when I got home I decided to get the Monte Carlo's motor swap going finally, after 4 years of procrastinating. Threw on some wheels and decided f*** it, I'll see if it will start. After a bit of gas down the carb and some nudging on by my dad and I, we got it running, though I know now for sure that the valves are royally f***ed, push rods are tight and it spits out gas out of the top of the carb!
Check out my neighbors ricey Civic
Decided to keep the E39, so I fixed all the things that I had been deferring, and a few things that came up when it was in the shop.
New Valley Pan gasket, thermostat, drive belts, cam sensors, front bushings, key, front windshield trim, oil change, tranny flush, diff flush, radiator, and a replacement headlight (as I couldn't buff the drivers side back to new) for only $2,500! Woot. Nice to know people in the industry, as that has a retail cost of >$6k.
Now I have a shiny, fully repaired E39 that looks great with only 103k on the clock, and I think I'm going to keep it another 10 years.