Man, did my ass get smoked this morning. I called an electrician to install
220V service in my garage for my new bandsaw. He had to move one breaker to the
top of the box to free up two spaces in the bottom of the box. Then he had to
string some cable up between some open studs and drill through the top plate in
order to run the cable down another open stud in a more convenient spot, then
install an outlet. He also replaced the 7' cord that came with my bandsaw with
another that would actually reach. The price: $547 !!!
I thought I was going to shit.
Knowing what I know now, I'd have done the job myself the next time. I've done
plenty of 110V wiring but never tackled 220V service before. I got an expensive
education today. I deserve it, I guess.... I just picked this company out of
the phone book.
On the plus side, if the house burns down nobody can point the finger at me and
say I screwed it up. I didn't get electrocuted. And now I have an excuse to
buy another 220V tool. 8" jointer perhaps?
On a related note, the bandsaw's sweet. Gotta go soak my rear end in a bucket
Mortimer Schnerd, RN
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