Friday, April 8, 2011

Hot or not?

When I went out to feed this morning, there was ice in the trough. Yeah, it's kinda cold - wait what?!

The deicer was clearly not working. The fence wasn't clicking either, but I'm not stupid enough to touch it to check (and fortunately the critters are also not stupid / pretty content where they are.) The only thing I could think to do pre-coffee was check the fuses. None of them were blown, but I went ahead and flipped them all off and on. No dice.

At least both electrical devices are clearly not working. That means it's something with the outlet by the gate, the (electrical cord) line, or the outlet in the barn. I guess after I drink more coffee and get dressed, I'll check the outlets, and if the outlet in the barn is still functioning, I'll buy some Romex and wire that line in properly. I learned how to pull cable when I put in the line, I've got a voltage tester thingie, and there's lots of lines for me to tie in to.

Wish me luck!

11 comments:

  1. Funder your handiness scares the crap out of me...wish I had it! ~E.G.

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  2. Oooh, no fun. We just had an evening of fence maintenance here - it's now back on, but not very strongly. Gotta do more sleuthing this weekend to find the problem.

    Good luck, and I hope yours is a quick fix!

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  3. How good is this lady? I need to employ her as my very own handy(wo)man!!

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  4. You put me to shame. I would simply call Jason, and if I needed a back-up plan call my dad.

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  5. At least the critters could care less... I hope you're able to get it working!

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  6. When I started reading this I was scared that you really were going to "test" it and find out that it "unfortunately" was working. So glad that wasn't the case, but that said, I hope you get it going. Sounds like you have the tools and the know how. If it was me it would have to be Husband to the rescue.

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  7. Bummer! Funder, you would have been proud of me today - I hung a 16' gate. And I am not handy!

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  8. Good luck with that... electrical stuff scares me. I can flip the circuit breaker... anything beyond that... I call for help.

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  9. When we put up our hotwire (on a solar box that has since failed), my husband checked it with his bare hand. Casey looked on, snorting and clearly calling my husband an idiot. A couple months later after an ice storm, we discovered it was no longer charging. Of course, by then I'd already stuck a fence tester in his Christmas stocking.

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  10. You are braver than me. I do NOT do electrical. LOL

    I will attempt anything else...but not that. ;-)

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  11. Fence work in my future too. Some new posts to dig holes for unfortunately ;)

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