Wednesday, February 22, 2017

feb 22 2017


electricity-- one of those things...i always  took for granteed...
however.. experience comes from bad experience--   and  i don't like propane gas... especially underground.
i saw the doctor's house that had a "gas accident" - where they were picking his wife's underwear off the tree tops.
luckily no one was home. he was playing with his  new back hoe-- gas underground scares me...
and don't tell me all about dig safe---  i had the dig safe guy here once and he went thru 2 cans of red  paint and finally said "did you ever think of just moving?"

to "do it right" and bring in more electricity.. cranney made some noise about $100,000- at which point i immediately went to the clotheslines in the arena... which we have done before...
bud will laugh at my descritpion of the problem i am sure- basically--
those 3 big  commercial electric dryers  are the problem..-- and the 100,000 was teh proposal to make them all run at once..-- and involved poles to the barn and more "legs..."  apparently electricity comes in legs of 110  so 2 is 220-- but if we had poles we could  go to numbers like 880.
ain't gonna happen..

this reminds me of ...
if you  have a bellyache and go to a surgeon they would wna to cut a hole in you-- but if you go to ab internist  they willl want to give you a pill and run more tests...

so to listen to these electritians-- the only solution they can see is to spend $100,000- which we don't have.. plus it is against my religion to  not consider "alternative solutions"  which is what got us in thei mess in the first place...
however... rethinking  out of teh electrical box......
if i turn in the electric dryer in the barn and replace it with a gass dryer-- gas is already there  in that feed room...in tanks for the furnace-   then that releives teh draw on that  "line" and we coudl just be aware of  what is on...- because the laundry building... t tent... cameras... new building... are all on that line----   that is the line that fried the meeter coming in from the street... there is electric heat upsairs in the training room which will be just plain removed... we have a darn good wood stove there.. so that will get rid of that accidental use. if push comes to shove there... teh water can be shut off.
  that would still give us 2  commercial washer/dryer combinations  cleanliness is very critical around here.. altho there is much to be said for shaking and airing stuff that is not  dirty dirty... you may see more of that....
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this leaves the house... which is not a house but a small dog factory...people motel...   in a normal house the few people that live there don't run everything at once...- but here--  with everything running we basically fried teh master  breaker on one side which is why we lost only 220 and still had teh 110..  lights computers   worked... but  loosing the heat , hot water and the blessed dryer here in the house.
it may take more planning-- but planning is alot easier than raising $100,000-- this place is an IQ test, and we must rise to the ocassion...
 if we had a switch in the cellar the made it possibel to run either the water heater or the dryer... that wold almost solve the problem there... for 69 cents.  wired correctly it would be idiot proof...  you could  only run one.
if we add to that ... next biggest draw is cooking-- not that we do that much... but it wold be easy to   use only one piece of cooking equipment at a time..i.e.   you could either boil watter on the stove- or bake a chicken in the  oven.. but not both at the same time.... unless you went to the guest house... which has plenty of electricity ( and no commercial washer/dryer  and no room to put ont ehere either... besides-- stuff to wash is not generated there.)  
add to that , that i only use my washer/dryer after 7pm.. when the rest of the place shuts down.
all that is a heck of alot cheaper.... and immediately accomplished -- without massive hole digging machinery--

i will talk to the  "men"   today
so moving foraward-- we need to buy a gas dryer --replace teh spagetty of electrical wires at teh board in the house-- with a board that eventually could accomodate more "legs" in case we ever need them for real.. 

my real question is...  with my  "half vast"  knowledge... how come if we overload there is just not a switch/braker... that trips... isn't that waht is supposed to happen?  isn't that why we have  all those breakers in the cellar anyway????

 i never knew that properly wired--- if you turned on too many things the house would burn down...
 so something was basically wrong...and i need to understand-- which may be difficult  -- granted--- why  over loaded breakers didn't break...  could be that drunk guy...
keeping in mind that the origional electritian who wired this house... drank on the job...  

time has come to get rid  of that problem...  which may mean we end up with only one switch per light fixture- and we may not be able to  operate teh garage door while sitting  on the luu.

we will learn to manage.  -- for 100,000 you bet your sweet bippy we will.
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other than that ...everything is normal..
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 well almost--
 janine sent me a picture of her load of donkeys rescued from the slaughter  auction in penna-   i took one look and noticed  she did not have just 12 donkeys... but one huge mule standing very quietly with a bunch of mini donkeys packed under her ample belly in janine's trailer.
now janine is a pretty good judge of horses...and donkeys..   there has to be some story about this mule... which has landed at janine;'s house- and is.. according to megan "huggable" and "aged"  with scars of having been  worked in harness.   hmmmmmmm....
i think grace and i should go and evaluate that situation...  it could be considered an educational event..

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