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Posted by Larry in Nashville, TN on 6/29/2014

Since we don't have electricity yet, we can't run the air compressor for the nail guns, we stopped by HD and picked up a pressure washer and more parts for the temporary electric. While Cassidy and Sandra went off power washing and bleaching the decks - they really really needed it, Todd and I started installing the electrical boxes and conduit. The local utility has specs on temp poles, and one thing they call out is aluminum wire. HD doesn't carry it, and I'm not sure whether I can use copper or not as the overhead lines are aluminum. I'll check tomorrow to find out. Or go to an electric supply place and buy aluminum.

Having got as far we could on the temp pole, I showed Todd how to point the foundation and the two of us spent the afternoon working on that. I had no idea just how much there was to do. You really get an up close look. Went through two bags of mortar. Nearly all done, but have some major brick repair to do, where the have simply come completely loose under several windows and the archway above several ones as well.

Not sure what caused it.

Finally quit as everyone was beat. Still had to get a bed from Cassidy's house so we could get off the air mattress. Nice to have to have simple creature comforts as I write this. ;-)

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Cassidy and Sandra mixing concrete for fence pots yesterday
Auger for the holes. When assembled together, it was pretty tough for a short guy like me to pickup enough to move
Temp electric pole per spec.



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