Just bought a house...previously my only tool was a hammer so needless
to say I'm a newbie here. I want to add an outlet in my basement for
a Norditrack treadmill we have down there. I'm assuming that I just
buy some wire, a circuit breaker and an outlet and make sure to turn
off the main power to the breaker box....correct? Any clue as to what
guage wire and how many amps (I don't have the treadmill specs) the
breaker should be? Any tips/hints/ways to avoid electrocuting myself?
My nordictrack treadmill is not electric, so 0a is adequate. But maybe you
have a different model.
Assuming the walls are not drywalled, you have a pretty easy project; but
there is a lot to know still. If you have a handy friend who can help you
for an hour, that would be the best way. If not get an electrical book and
read it very carefully.
As Phisherman says, << Hire an electrician, save a life. >>
Good idea, and to expand on that, watch the guy work, ask some courteous
questions and learn a little. And if he appreciates your sincerity, and shows
you a couple of tricks, hand him a tenner and a cool one when he's ready to
Always worked for me. HTH
What CAN you do well? Compose a sonnett? Paint a watercolor? Figure an
income tax? Kiss? Wash a car?
Offer to trade your expertise with that of a handy-man neighbor.
I once read a story about a gal who saved up her apartment projects then
traded them for a home-cooked meal.
She thought: "He can put up a towel rack that won't fall down - a miracle!
All I have to do is throw a couple of extra potatos in the pot. What a
He thought: "She turns a lump of stuff into a marvelous rack of lamb - a
miracle! It's all mine for a piddly $1.00 bracket.What a deal."
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