Working On Upgrading an Electrical Panel and a Few Cuts On My Hand, Ouch

Monday May 6, 2019 Guerneville CA.

Peeps doing well

When I went out to feed and check on the chickens this morning I found the little peeps were really getting around. Momma is still locked up sitting on the last eggs but the little guys just take off without  her and run around the pen looking for stuff to eat. The bigger chickens don’t seem to bother the little guys and pretty much just leave them along.

Here’s one of the peeps. They run all around and are hard to get pics of as they just don’t sit still long. That’s Carmelo the rooster there too.peep


Electrical panel upgrade

I was going to start changing over an old small electrical panel tomorrow but I decided I better get started on it today. The old box was small and crammed full of wires and no room for expansion.

I removed the old box and there were lots of wires to put in a new larger box.wires


I worked all day on it. It was taking much longer than I expected but such is the way of things.

A bit of blood

I cut my left hand good three times, three times too many. I just put a paper towel on it and keep going as things need to get done. We just don’t need a lot of blood on things. My thumb got the worse of it and it does hurt a bit.

With the blood under control I kept at it until about 6 PM and I was beat.

Almost done

Here’s the new box  mostly wired but I still need to do a few of them once I figure out where they



I need another circuit breaker and some wire to finish so it looks like I’ll be doing some shopping tomorrow.

Needless to say I’m beat and my hand hurts but it was good to get that part done.

Hard working day.

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2 Responses to Working On Upgrading an Electrical Panel and a Few Cuts On My Hand, Ouch

  1. George Yates says:

    Nice job of the panel upgrade, but all those cuts are not fun hopefully heal quickly and your panel will be all done as well.

  2. Patsy Irene says:

    Ouch! Sorry about your hand but yes, once you were that far into it you had to finish as much as possible. The new panel is 100% better than that other ‘mess’, if you don’t mind me saying so. Good job! You’ll finish it up today and I hope your cuts heal quickly.
    Carmelo looks mighty proud in his bright colours.

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