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Old 10-22-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Default i just saved about $400 and learned something also..........

today i have learned how to install a 220v line for my dryer in my basement. i watched my uncle do it for years and today i finaly did it...WOW i cant believe today i actuall did it.. o.k first i went to home depot and bought 35 feet of 10 awg copper 600 volt wire. which had 2 hots 1 neutral and 1 ground. then i bought a 220 single outlet for a dryer with 3 prong connection and then i bought some clamps to make sure the wire dont get pulled out of the breaker box or the outlet..

i only spent a total of $86.38 mind you i alos bought 5 tubes of kitchen and bath silicone for another project..

but im completely confident now that there aint a single thing that i cant do....

i called several electricians and got quoted $399 to $600 to run a 220v line..from one side of the basement thru 2 walls in the ceiling and then down the wall next to the washer ..

wow it feels good to know that i dont need to call anyone anymore to fix or repair or build anything.... wow i think i might look into going to become an licensed electrician... there pay is outrageous........
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It always does feel good..

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Glad to hear you saved money and got that awesome sense of accomplishment.
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Good deal, now you have some MOD MONEY
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maybe have an inspector come out and make sure you aren't gonna burn your house down
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maybe have an inspector come out and make sure you aren't gonna burn your house down
you are right.. my uncle will be coming up to pa from ny to visit and see my new house next week and he will double check everything....also i have already dried some cloths with it and it seems to be working execellent......

and the money i saved was mine and my wifes so i will only have $200 for mods..
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maybe have an inspector come out and make sure you aren't gonna burn your house down
you are right.. my uncle will be coming up to pa from ny to visit and see my new house next week and he will double check everything....also i have already dried some cloths with it and it seems to be working execellent......

and the money i saved was mine and my wifes so i will only have $200 for mods..


If that was me, I'd be lucky to get $50
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and the money i saved was mine and my wifes so i will only have $200 for mods..
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If that was me, I'd be lucky to get $50 [/quote]

me and my wife try to keep EVERYTHING 50/50 from money to our side of the bed, too who'* recliner is who'*.. even my wife even has rights to half my dj equipment and car audio as she payed for half of everything...... we try to keep it equal.. we even LEND each other money..
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and the money i saved was mine and my wifes so i will only have $200 for mods..
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If that was me, I'd be lucky to get $50
me and my wife try to keep EVERYTHING 50/50 from money to our side of the bed, too who'* recliner is who'*.. even my wife even has rights to half my dj equipment and car audio as she payed for half of everything...... we try to keep it equal.. we even LEND each other money..[/quote]

Interesting.
I might like that, except I am the only one that brings in income.
The wife is a stay at home mom.
Pretty much anything left after bills and groceries goes to the kids.
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