Sunday, September 05, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like pantry, with every nail I drive

More fun today with hammers...

I only ended up getting two things crossed off the list, but it certainly took all day.  First there was the completion of the garage wiring.  This included terminating the feed cable for the porch outlets into something other than a spool of romex in the attic.  I got it snaked around the main heating duct, stapled down, and terminated into a 4S box above the panel.  Then I needed to clean up the panel wiring because it was a complete mess.  Power off to the garage, rewire the panel, and then it was on to the rewiring of the light switches.  This was the item that was actually on the list but it needed the first two to get done.  This lovely task involved removing conduit, pulling out all the wires that were in much if the modified conduit, et cetera et cetera et cetera.

Then that trivial door...

The framing, such as it was, came out pretty easy.  Bang bang, a little new framing, some precise shimming, heavy duty screws, a four-foot level, screw screw, LIFT the door into place, and voila you get a new door into the garage.  Sharon tested it with a laundry basket, but it could have been wider.  This would have required more framing effort and would have left no place for the light switch into the garage.

Here's a picture so you can see that I'm not just making this up.
  There is a boatload of work in this one little room.

4 comments:

Carl said...

Why don't you leave your entire house as just framing, with all the wiring attached to the framing? Maybe you could hinge a part of the door frame for when you wanted to move something bigger through it, like your laundry basket?

Little Miss Drama Pants said...

I think you need your own show on DIYNetwork or HGTV.

Anonymous said...

Gee, Bob, you make it sound so easy...

Peggy

Bob Collier said...

Peggy, it's simple, but not easy.