Monday, August 24, 2015

Refreshed Daphne's Old Bedroom for Alicia


Bedroom was updated for $650 in labor and about $350 material.  Earlier this year we had two of her receptacles fixed by an electrician (open wires).

-New Primer/Paint
-New Laminate Flooring
-New 5" Baseboard Trim
-New Receptacles and Cover Plates
-New Rocker Light Switch






Before:

Sunday, March 29, 2015

New Kitchen!!!


One of the big overhauls for the house.  A new kitchen:
1.  Removed the low hanging sofits
2.  New Cabinets, Paint, Recepticals, Appliances, Flooring, Granite, Trim
3.  Removed fluorescent lights, installed canned lights
4.  Added walk in pantry with custom glass door
5.  Removal of wall to make 10 foot opening to fireplace room










Some of the things I put in the kitchen:
6.  New Walk in Pantry





Saturday, March 28, 2015

Kitchen Renderings for Remodel


Here's some renderings I made using IKEAs website to get a good feel for what the kitchen layout would be a like.  Found it usefull to spend a few hours playing with ideas.









Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, December 08, 2014

6.5 Kilowatt Solar System Installed

Should cover about half my power needs.  Kyocera Solar 250W module array (Model KD250GX-LFB3) Panel Rating 250 W DC ea, Array Rating 7.5 kW DC.  System cost to install was $35,625 for Solar City.  I will be paying them at a rate of 9.9 cents per kW hour.  This rate can go up by 2.9% per year (so in 10 years it will cost what NV energy charges me right now!)  Should produce 13,773 kWh per year with a 0.5% degradation per year in performance.


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DC to AC inverter (right), reverse meter spot (middle), main panel board (left)

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The dollar schedule for my system.  So in 5 years I could buy the system form them for $18k.



Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Steel Courtyard Gate Installed

Artistic Ironworks Installed the gate today.  Out the door price was $2,850.00

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Before Pictures



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tankless Water Heater

My first electrical job.   I wired in a 60 amp circuit to my seimans panel board.  Used 6 Guage wire in a hard conduit that passed through my wall into my garage and to a 60 amp disconnect switch.

The water heater is an awesome instant heater that uses up to 13 kilowatts to heat water instantly.  It should save me about $15 to $20 per month.