Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) #7: Gonna dig myself a hole

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Blog entry by FreddieMac posted 08-02-2017 04:08 PM 669 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 6: Finished the exterior Part 7 of Workshop recovery (South LA Flood 2016) series Part 8: Electrical wiring run and insulation »

This is the part of the job that was the worse because it would not stop raining. I was able to dig a trench and put down my conduit to connect a 30 amp circuit to my new workshop.

The rain was forecast to hold off so I could complete this in a couple of days. It did not and my trench filled up. I tried pumping out the trench a couple of times, but everytime I did, it would rain again. I decided I would just deal with the water. Once I got the conduit in place, I sunk it with some bricks to cover the pipe. Then I started the sloppy job of covering it back with the mud, literally. This is where is help to have a good pair of cajun reeboks (shrimp boat boots for you Yankees :-) ).

Once I got all that done and covered, I got a chance to start cleaning up around the shed. I laid down some new mulch on the side and prepped the front for some coming rocks.

Once inside, I did not make it far, but managed to get the panel up. Of course, I was planning on running some electrical, but the panel did not come with a face plate, so I had to go all the way back to the blue box store and exchange it for one that did.

I stopped the work to go help my neighbor move some dirt into his new planter box. 2 yards of riversilt is a lot to move in the heat of a Louisiana August. I hope to get the old arguer bit out tonight and get some electrical run for outlets and switches.

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