Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 13, 2007


This morning Jonathan and I cut wood over by the old house. We are cutting for next year's supply. Since the snow is a couple of feet thick we just stack it in little piles where we cut it and we'll pick it up later in the year when there isn't so much snow.

After lunch I wired in an outlet and two switches upstairs. The two switches will go to the kitchen light, one on each side of the room. It is a little more complicated to wire a light with two switches. You have to use "3 wire" to connect from the first switch to the light and then down to the other switch. That lets power go to the other switch continually so you can turn it on at one switch and off at the other switch or the opposite. After I did the switches Jonathan put in a uses fan/light in the kitchen but it turned out that we have to replace a piece of it that broke. It is a lot colder today than it was yesterday. That's why I'm blogging!



Anonymous said...

Hi Peter

Great your continuing on the up stairs. You are sure learning a lot about all phases of building a house.

Are you using a chain saw to cut that wood?

Never get comfortable with a chain saw. Always treat it like your afraid of it , (like an ugly dog).

Gp B

Peter Bartlett said...

Yes Jonathan uses the chainsaw. We try to be as careful as possible.

Thanks for the tips,