Saturday, April 9, 2011

Haters gonna hate

I TOTALLY FIXED IT! It was wired right, it's just when I shoved the whole thing in the box some of the wires broke. All the wires from the power side - the ones I twisted, screwed down, unscrewed, then re-screwed. Copper's malleable, but not THAT malleable.

Anyway, I very carefully re-stripped and attached the wires, taped everything down, and gingerly screwed it back together and it totally works. Dixie (who doesn't seem to care whether the fence is off or on) is contained. Her water is iceproof. And I even have a switch so I can saw in the barn without walking out back and unplugging the fence. Booyah!

8 comments:

  1. Home improvement at it's finest. You go girl!

    Bill

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  2. You rock, Funder! You really are amazing.

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  3. This just impresses the heck out of me!!!

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  4. Now you just need to figure out why turning off the power to the barn shuts off your modem in your house...

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  5. GreyDrakkon - oh, one of the boxes attached to the barn, by the barn's fuse box, is the cable box. When we moved out here, G called Comcast and took care of getting the internet installed, so I'd never really noticed where the cable drop is. But as soon as I started thinking about it last night, I realized that a) one of those grey things outside the barn looked like a cable box and b) there's some romex coming from the fuse box into the barn then going right back out through the wall, powering the cable box. Of course they used the same fuse for barn outlets and house cable TV. :rolleyes:

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  6. You got it all figured out and working too. that's pretty awesome. You go girl!

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