Friday, May 2, 2014

Busy, Busy!

Besides being busy helping to support the next launch, been putting a big dent in the Honey Dew list.

We bought a new air conditioner for the living room, and after my wife's #1 son helped me install it, I noticed the plug was the "T-Slot" type. Well, it needs a "20 Amp" receptacle, I thought, so I went to the Cheapo Depot, bought one, and swapped it out. ALL the breakers to our 120 Volt outlets are 20 Amp, so changing it was no big deal.

I went to plug the new A/C unit in, and WTF???? The "Tee" was wrong, and wouldn't fit the new outlet!

Then I looked at the GFI that's built into the plug, and realized she'd bought a 240 Volt unit! Then I looked at the part number I gave her, and realized I'D given her the wrong model number to buy!

D'OH!!!!!


Luckily her BFF's son-in-law is an electrician, so for $70 worth of parts, and $160 in labor, he came over with his dad Wednesday night after his normal shift, installed a new outlet, ran new cable, and put a new breaker in our Service Entrance box.

It cools much better than the 10 year old 120 Volt unit we had, and as a bonus, the lights don't dim when it kicks in.

ANYWAY....then I had to spackle the one hole he had to drill behind the baseboard so he could run the cable, nail the baseboard back on.

2 comments:

  1. Nice recovery, and well done. Enjoy!

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  2. Yeah, I hadn't budgeted the $230 for a new outlet, but since my wife's BFF is the Minister who married us, I think maybe He might have had a hand in the solution!

    Forgot to tell you.....earlier this year there was a big event down at the Iowa. All the service branches were there, along with some other groups, and they were giving out copies of "The Soldier's Bible".

    It's pretty neat, a pocket-sized book with relevant Scripture and Gospels picked out specially for our soldiers.

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