Wiring project of the day

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:01 am

The first wiring installed in my place is BX, done probably in the late 1930's when electricity came to this area. That is still in use, however the fuse panel has been replaced with a 200 amp service. Over the years I've done extensive work here as you are doing now. I found a few runs of the cloth covered wire, #14 with no ground, found one run feeding most of the 2nd floor. Looks like the original BX wiring served the first floor with ceiling fixtures and a few outlets as well as the bathroom upstairs (which was built around the same time).
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1959 EFM 350
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Baseburners & Antiques: Sears Signal Oak 15 & Andes Kitchen Range
Coal Size/Type: Rice and Chestnut
Other Heating: Fisher Fireplace Insert


Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:15 pm

Rob R. wrote:I thought it was a good idea since we always seem to have plenty of the charger cables, but not the chargers themselves.

I need to put in a couple for when my youngest son visits. He generally forgets to bring his chargers, or if he does bring them, he forgets them here when he leaves. :(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:22 pm

Leviton is the brand to use...
The USB ports are positioned so you can also use the plug...
They have a 4 port unit also...
Gang them up with decora covers and you have a charging station...
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Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
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Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:00 am

The unit I installed was made by Leviton. It was a pretty tight fit, I don't think it would work in some of the older, low-profile outlet boxes in my house.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:39 am

Yes that too...
The device itself has fairly large volume that is inside the box...
An existing box that is small to begin with or has a few wires and nuts...
Might not be the best choice...
Cut in a new box in just the right place with the four USB unit...
Or double gang for eight and you have a great charging station...
The multi USB units that are like plugin power strips just get in the way...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: top top On: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:18 pm

Here's an easy way to add a USB charger. You just change the wall plate, you don't have to touch the wiring.

I didn't see anything about it being UL listed though.

https://www.amazon.com/SnapPower-USB-Ch ... B01BX83L8K
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:40 pm

Two wiring projects today. Heat lamp on a thermostat and a switched light for the chicken coop, and a Schonbek chandelier for the living room. I also added a ground fault/arc fault breaker for the chicken coop power.

Forgot to get light bulbs for the chandelier...what a let down. 8-)
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Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
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Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: 009to090 On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:50 pm

Rob R. wrote:It often serves USB chargers for phones, tablets, etc, so I decided to replace it with an outlet that has 2 USB charge ports. .

I installed one of those in my SuperDuty. It runs off the Cigarette lighter circuit (which never gets used) and it has 2 USB outlets. It keeps the wife & kids happy.
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:10 pm

Rob R. wrote:Two wiring projects today. Heat lamp on a thermostat and a switched light for the chicken coop, and a Schonbek chandelier for the living room.

Oh, sure, fancy chandelier for you and bare bulb for the chickens.
I'm calling the ASPCA. :shock:
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:17 pm

Many of the old barns had lite fixtures that a standard quart canning jar would screw into it thus having the hot bulb inside the jar where if it broke open as some of those did when they burnt out,all the hot pieces of bulb were contained & wouldn't set the barn on fire.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
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Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:21 pm

"Forgot to get light bulbs for the chandelier...what a let down. 8-) "

So much for a "bright idea". :D

At least the chickens are happy. Good job ! ;)

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
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Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: rberq On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:54 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Many of the old barns had lite fixtures that a standard quart canning jar would screw into it thus having the hot bulb inside the jar where if it broke open as some of those did when they burnt out,all the hot pieces of bulb were contained & wouldn't set the barn on fire.

Those old timers were smart and practical; and just as importantly companies put out products like that to use off-the-shelf components rather than extra-cost add-ons.

My Dad had a bunch of those canning jar lids attached to the under-side of a shelf, with the jars full of screws/nuts/bolts that he might need someday. Saved many many trips to the hardware store. I have a similar arrangement in a cabinet of little slide-out plastic drawers that cost more and don't work as well. :(
rberq
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine 1300 with hopper
Coal Size/Type: Blaschak Anthracite Nut
Other Heating: Oil hot water radiators, propane

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Rob R. On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:20 pm

windyhill4.2 wrote:Many of the old barns had lite fixtures that a standard quart canning jar would screw into it thus having the hot bulb inside the jar where if it broke open as some of those did when they burnt out,all the hot pieces of bulb were contained & wouldn't set the barn on fire.


David, I would be interested in one of those fixtures if I knew where to get one.

rberq wrote:Those old timers were smart and practical; and just as importantly companies put out products like that to use off-the-shelf components rather than extra-cost add-ons.

My Dad had a bunch of those canning jar lids attached to the under-side of a shelf, with the jars full of screws/nuts/bolts that he might need someday. Saved many many trips to the hardware store. I have a similar arrangement in a cabinet of little slide-out plastic drawers that cost more and don't work as well. :(


I have also seen that trick with the lids on the bottom of a shelf, it works very well.
Rob R.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM DF520
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93
Coal Size/Type: Lehigh Rice
Other Heating: Dad's 1953 EFM Highboy

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: windyhill4.2 On: Thu Nov 24, 2016 11:40 pm

Rob,i have been thinking about where to get those,i did look thru a Lehmans catalog here & didn't see any. I don't know if that fixture is still made or not. Used fixtures like that may show up at a farm auction.
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Stoker Coal Boiler: 1960 EFM520 installed in truck box
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404 with variable blower
Coal Size/Type: 404-nut, 520 rice ,anthracite for both

Re: Wiring project of the day

PostBy: Sunny Boy On: Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:23 am

I think what you may be looking for is one of these older type explosion-proof light fixtures.

Here's a complete one on eBay. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Stonco-VK1GCCSL ... Swu4BVnVZD

The glass globe uses a thread that fits other applications. I'm not sure if it's wide-mouth canning jar thread, but it's close in size and the globes fit the old Opco accessory valve oilers for auto engines. I know because I used one of the light fixture globes, to replace a missing oil reservoir globe on an antique car's valve oiler pump and it was a perfect fit and size to the original.

And, these type fixtures use standard bulbs.

Paul
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace