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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: This is the shotgun that started it...
« Last post by Miguel Loco on Today at 04:15:42 PM »
I agree with Dave....outstanding!!!
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Last post by Miguel Loco on Today at 04:10:32 PM »
Wow...... that is superb Richard!
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on Today at 02:55:03 PM »
You'll love this...

We're mapping out the circuits on our house, in conjunction with replacing all the receptacles and switches. In our main panel, we have one 20 amp circuit that is supposed to be just the refrigerator and nothing else. While tracing circuits this morning we found that the "dedicated" refrigerator circuit has:

1 - the refrigerator outlet
2 - 2 duplex appliance outlets in the kitchen
3 - 3 duplex outlets and a ceiling fan on the sun porch
4 - one duplex outlet in the walk-in closet in the master bedroom
5 - the entire master bath, including one duplex outlet, one quad outlet, and two light fixtures

None of this is GFCI protected and as it stands, we can't put GFCI on it, since the refrigerator is on it, and you can't GFCI a refrigerator circuit. Now I have to split off the refrigerator circuit. Luckily, we have a brandy-new 100 amp sub-panel on the sun porch, ten feet from the refrigerator from which we can run a new circuit. Then we can GFCI protect the old circuit which will be within code for load calcs.

Then in the master bedroom, we have two separate circuits, one of which has outlets and lighting, and one of which has two - count 'em - two duplex outlets, one on each side of the bed, and nothing else.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Last post by AntiqueSledMan on Today at 10:54:17 AM »
Hello Richard,

That's beautiful, just like I thought it would be.

Thanks for sharing, AntiqueSledMan.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Last post by ShotgunDave on Today at 10:32:50 AM »
Man Richard, that looks fantastic. As usual, you've outdone yourself.
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Gun Builds and Projects / Re: This is the shotgun that started it...
« Last post by mazo kid on Today at 09:24:06 AM »
Thanks Dave, I don't know about outstanding, but I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by mazo kid on Today at 09:19:17 AM »
EM, I am not a licensed contractor either, just 38 years experience starting with a 5 year apprenticeship. Since I re-wired each room, it is on its own circuit breaker. Any special purpose area also on it's own breaker. Each breaker was identified. On to the kitchen, 'fridge, dishwasher, micro-wave, etc. same thing. In the basement those outlets were numbered with breaker number on the box/plate with furnace, washer, freezer, shop circuits all separate. You know all those things though. When we bought the house 30 years ago, the electrical service had already been professionally upgraded to 200 amp with each outbuilding having it's own panel. As far as Code, I don't think anything in the house was changed. And the several owners over the years each added their own bit of inexperience.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Last post by Electric Miner on Today at 08:33:23 AM »
Excellent!
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What did you do today?
« Last post by Electric Miner on Today at 07:47:15 AM »
I am a certified electrician, but I'm not currently a licensed contractor, so there are some things that, by state law, I have to have a licensed electrical contractor do, even on my own house. I am perfectly capable of installing a main panel, but by state law that has to be done by a licensed contractor. So, when we upgraded our main panel from 100-amp to 200-amp, we had to hire an electrical contractor to do it. Luckily, since my wife is a building inspector, she knows all the best contractors in the area.
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Flintlock Muskets and Rifles / Re: Brown Bess Trade rifle
« Last post by Len on Today at 05:38:33 AM »
ssb73q, thanks for leading us thru this tutorial!
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