This summer has been busy but unfortunately not much work has taken place on the TR-6.
My main focus for the last three months or so has been getting the electrical up to par in the shop.
In one of my previous journal posts I detailed the situation so i will just go over it briefly here.
The previous owner of the house I am in ( I've been here 2 years) built a nice 24 x 32 brick garage. It has 4 outlets, 3 lights and 2 garage door openers. All running off of a single 20 amp 110 circuit on 14-3 wire that was buried in a garden hose. Certainly not usable for a welder, compressor or any other high draw equipment.
I've just completed the installation of a 100 amp subpanel in the garage and even had the inspector come out and check it out. He told me it was sloppy in a few places but passable. I'm not an electrician and did the best I could so I'm happy.
I had to cut the ceiling from one end of my house to the other and drill 2 inch holes in all the joists to install conduit as well as drill holes in my block and brick walls. Then a trench had to be dug 20 inches deep as well as more brick and block holes to enter the garage. It got a little confusing for the grounding and bonding situation in the subpanel but it's done.
Now I am prepared for the winter and hoping to be able to get some real work done on my car.
Thanks for reading.
P.S. if you are an electrician I have way more respect for what you do and I'm glad it's you and not me.