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Two sons are in a bidding war over 5 acres. I over heard them discussing splitting 5 acres. Only one problem with this... I haven't said I would sell 5 acres. I told my wife, I always wanted to build her a house. Now it looks as though, I might be helping build two daughter in law's houses.
 

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So did I miss a chapter where the parents wanted the sons to practically move in with them?????:hu:idunno LOL guess if they come up with enough money, you wont' have to worry about bills in the future.... let them "support you" !!!!!!
 

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Putting in a new 220volt 200 amp service in the main cave. I tell you what, messing around with 4/0 aluminum wire ain't no joke. New main breaker box, next to the old screw in fuse box. The new aluminum 4/0 wire was aleady buried in 2 1/2" pvc and breaker box was already there. They framed for a bathroom and kitchen, which I'm tearing out. So I'll have one huge room for the family to gather for the holidays. The breaker box was located in the bathroom wall and not even hooked up, but it is now :)
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The big black cable coming out of the old fuse box on the bottom, is mine cable.What miners use to run the miner. Then there is also another big single black wire coming out of the top, that's a huge copper ground wire. These mine wires are the biggest copper wires I ever seen. One run is burried in steel pipe that goes to the 1 car garage. Then there is another one burried in the steel piping that goes from the garage to the barn. Heavy duty wire, is all I gotta say.

I'll run a 100 amp 220volts from the man cave to the 1 car garage. Then a 100 amp 220 from the 1 car garage to the barn. A little more than 1/2 of the barn is going to be my workshop. The rest is going to be for animals eventually.

Anyways I'm just starting to get into the bowls of the out buildings and upgrading the electric. I actually love working on electric, so I'm in my element :)
 
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The Christian Preacher Electrician came out this morning. What a supper cool guy, he was telling me about his ministry. He's pastor at three jails. His business Moto is just like General Electric's "We bring good things to life." :)

I'm going to hire him and his grandson to update the service main for the house with a combo metermain and breaker box outside. But most importantly a main shutoff outside in case of a fire. If there is ever a fire, the fire department can shut the electric off to the whole place from outside. That's a big safety plus there.
 
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God Bless you.... I am scared to do anything with electric and will gladly find an "expert" to do it. Sounds like the Christian Preacher Electrician is just the person for you. That is GREAT.
 

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Maybe you need to get out to the old house and see if there is room for the 2 sons and the DILs to build their own places out there..... out of sight.... keep your privacy maybe???? Let them haggle over that section.
 

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God Bless you.... I am scared to do anything with electric and will gladly find an "expert" to do it. Sounds like the Christian Preacher Electrician is just the person for you. That is GREAT.
I know the codes for branch circuits which this 200 amp 220 volt will become. However I do not know the codes, nor have I ever had to install a main. That's why I'm hiring an electrician. I called out electric coop this morning to request an engineer to come out to the house and meet with the electrician. I want to make sure everything is right and up to code.

The house has a 200 amp 220 volt also. It's not uncommon at all for a farm to have 2 200 amp 220 volt mains, one for the house and another for the out buildings.
 

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. Heavy duty wire, is all I gotta say.
It’s so nice to move into a house where you find the previous people have done things well! That’s so much better than running into a bunch of screwed up stuff that makes you say “what were they thinking?!”
 

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It sounds like a dream home!
This is our last move, so we are going to make it our own. We are still moving what a PITA! Last evening my wife, daughter in law and granddaughter's went to the orchard and picked a few pears and apples. The good ones are way up high because the deer stand on their back legs to get the lower ones. My wife ordered a picking basket so we can get the good ones. Still a couple of weeks until the are ripe though.
 
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