18 thoughts on “On doing your own electrical work / Rant

  • June 27, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Haha, your making it sound like your going to do some shady type electric
    work. What the electrician did is terrible, might actually be against
    building codes in some states. I urge you to recheck his work, i would hate
    seeing the garage burned down due to terrible electric work. He may have
    used old wire and hidden a connecter box to save himself wire or rerunning
    a loop. If you want something done right the first time, do it yourself who
    cares if it takes 10 times aslong.

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Man, you look in perfect state to do your electricity!!! Nothing is shaking
    still!!! Hahahaha!!! But yeah!!! You have to be careful and also very
    careful not to inspire somebody to connect a bad wire!!!

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I agree also on Hecket!!! Doing it yourself is better because you will
    remember what you did!! There are a lot of irresponsable people who take
    the risk doing improper work!!! Leaving you with a falls sence of
    security!! I am a electrician myself and maybe I spent more on the wiring I
    did here in my house but like Safety Sally…Safety First!!! I teach that
    also my familymembers!!! How to use for exampler extensioncords the right

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Wiring you put through a protecting tube!!! You mount that tube with
    brackets underneath or on the sides of the beams!!! Or you use a very
    secure cable with a outershell very resistent…sometimes with a metalwire

  • June 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    Drilling multiple holes in the structure may weaken it!!!

  • June 27, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Now comes the most alarming part why you should not put the cables through
    holes in the beams!! Because of the possibility of scuffing!!! That the
    thing that brings down planes and set cars on fire!! When for somewhat
    reason you pull on any location the wire you may dammage the outside of the
    wire or the inside causing a bad connection! The current goes up because
    the same energy wants to pass through the damaged part causing it to heat
    up!! Inside the drilled hole!!! That definitly causes fire!

  • June 28, 2013 at 3:30 am

    Myself… You have done a hell of a JOB on your Garage… i would have hit
    the roof also over his piss poor location for the holes… Keep up the Good

  • July 1, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Gotta love DIYers saying contractors don’t know what they are doing. This
    is coming from the same guy that admits numerous times on numerous of his
    videos that he had to take it apart and do it over again. Love the irony.
    Also most likely you hired a cheap “contractor” from Craigslist because you
    have no respect for them so you didn’t want to pay a REAL pro and you got
    what you paid for. So you did some Googling of answers on your project so
    that makes you the authority or better then a pro?

  • July 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

    You “urge him to recheck the work”? Is this guy an electrician himself? No.
    So how would a person with no electrical training know what is right and
    what is wrong?

  • July 9, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Any person with some common sense can tell you the warning signs. Hidden or
    in plain sight useless electrical boxes. Unshielded or cracked wires.
    Checking to see if ground and + and – are connected correctly. If you think
    you need a diploma for rechecking this work that you are sadly mistaken. A
    professional will make sure any electrical connection is on it’s own
    circuit]. Light flikkering or going out for no reason is a major warning
    sign. Looking at the comments you made here… rofling.

  • July 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    If someone compromises structure.. they are terrible.

  • July 9, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I agree, especially because you will remember what you did. You can verfiy
    there is nothing sketchy or done wrong, but also, you can look at your
    finished walls and know exactly where all the wires are because you spent
    time and effort putting them there. Which sure helps when you want to cut a
    hole in your wall. :)

  • July 11, 2013 at 4:06 am

    Thanks for proving my point. AC electric does not have a + or – that is DC.
    Since you don’t know that everything you just said means nothing…good try
    though haha.

  • July 11, 2013 at 4:09 am

    You don’t even know the difference between AC and DC and you are messing
    with electric? That’s scary. I’m an electrician and most of my residential
    work is fixing homeowner hack work. By all means do it yourself it makes me
    and other pros more money in the long run.

  • September 14, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    You should grout your own piehole dumbass there your structure is safe you
    have Joice hangers and the holes seem to be centered you should do your own
    work ass and regret it

  • November 20, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Code is that you don’t have anything within two inches of the end of the
    joist. They don’t just pull code out of their butt, structural engineers
    develop standard building code. All the guys attacking you because your
    personal taste would go well beyond code are a little over excited, I am
    sure they have absolutely no idea what the math involved in the strength
    calculations are and what the strength differences between 4 inches and
    say… 8 are, I do not believe you do either. It would be interesting to
    hear from a structural engineer, but my guess would be that the added
    strength per inch past four inches is probably greatly reduced compared to
    the added strength from the first three inches, to the point that it is
    likely not significant.

  • July 17, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Those heated floors are definitely done right.. Hows that working for you?


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