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post #31 of 35
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Fun day. My water heater is leaking all over the basement. We were renting it from our power/gas company, but they disowned it about three months ago and gave it to us. Nach it starts leaking.

We have only a 60A service that's on the old side of 100 years. The electric company was running the old 120V electric heater before the meter at a flat rate per month. Now, I have to replace it with a 240V unit. Unfortunately our fuse box is full. So, I have to replace the fuse box with a 100A Sub Panel. It's costing me about $700 to do it all myself.

Needless to say I have no time for working on the case. If you don't hear back from me it means I killed myself while connecting all the power. Between myself (computer engineering technologist) and my roommate (done it before on his old lady's house) I think we should be able to handle it without killing ourselves.

Cross fingers...

Sunday: We aren't dead yet. Water heater today. Yay, oh fun and joy......
Edited by Mergatroid - 7/3/11 at 1:13pm
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post #32 of 35
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Well, I ain't dead. I'm not going to put our electrical pictures in my post but I will attach them in case anyone is interested. Took us about 4 days including cleaning up the basement. Lucky for me my roommate had done this before, and since I'm a computer technologist I took quite a bit of electrical in my first year.

Honestly guys, I don't know how long it's going to take to get my side panels done. My artist is still working on the patterns. Once the patterns are ready I'll get them sanded and everything started.

Here is what I've been doing for the last week. It cost about $857 all total to replace my electrical sub panel and the water heater. It was not fun. Did it all ourselves.

Before and after.




Edited by Mergatroid - 7/24/11 at 4:34pm
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post #33 of 35
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Bought sander. Sanding side panels. Just have the nooks and crannies to sand now. Will prime them again as soon as the nooks are done.
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post #34 of 35
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Have done the nooks and crannies and primed the panels. One more wet sand and a primer re-coat.
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post #35 of 35
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It's been a while. My artist buddy has selected the fonts to use for the RUSH 2110 side panel. He has also found a nice vector graphic for the other side panel. We have decided than instead of painting the graphics on the side panels we are going to use vinyl.

I suppose everyone lost their sub with the new OCN update and I'm likely talking to myself anyway.

I will post more pics as soon as we actually put some vinyl on the panels.
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