Fall is Here…….Ready for Inspection!

Fall is here!
Fall is here!

Welcome friends of Middle Earth. I’m glad to see you back again. Thanks for stopping by as always. We’re going to keep this post a bit brief. Terence had an away game in Livingston Manor, New York this Saturday. Nearly 100 miles away. It wasn’t that bad a ride though to be honest it was a fairly direct route. The Editor drove up and I drove back. It was a miserable day though. Wind, rain, and the low 40’s. Tough football weather. They won decisively¬†in a hard fought game.¬†Terence was happy with the win and he had a good game.

Hobbbit house wise I just finished the connections at the electrical meter. Now we are ready for a Monday inspection which is great. Hopefully everything will go smooth with the inspector. All I had to do to finish was connect the ground wire to the meter and to the ground rods. Let me show you.

 

Wiring the meter.
Wiring the meter.

It looks pretty simple but it actually took longer than I expected.

Green ground wire exposed and clamped to a 6 foot long grounding rod.
Green ground wire exposed and clamped to a 6 foot long grounding rod.

The temporary service that was previously there was also connected to the grounding rods so it was quick to reconnect to them. I also set up an outlet inside of the house so that when we get energized we will have power available right away.

Got the skylights delivered this week as well so we will be getting into that in the upcoming weeks too. Very exciting.

A few unrelated things.

Morning view of 432 Park Ave from 220 Central Park South.
Morning view of 432 Park Ave from 220 Central Park South.
Half round detail preventing the rain to get to the face of our house.
Half round detail preventing the rain to get to the face of our house.

So I put this detail into place way back when. This is why this is so important. When it rains the water wants to run back under the soffet of the house. This half round piece prevents the water from doing that and keeps our building envelope a little drier.

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Jim

 

 

 

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