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Feb 21, 2002
HS Attach Angle
Ray and Michele Doerr
John and Vivian Rotunda
Matt's Subie Pwr 9A
Tip-Up Slider Canopy Mod
Fabian Lefler's Great Modular Instrument Panel
Sam Benjamin's 9
Andy Karmy's Pic's
Bill Jaques Subie Pwr'd RV9A
Bob Cuttings RV9A
One of the main reasons I decided not to build the Cozy
Mark IV now (which I own the plans too) is the lack of suitable building
space that was temperature controlled. Ok Jan didn't buy the idea of doing
epoxy, sanding, fiberglass, sanding, cutting, sanding and sanding in the
house. This left the garage. Of course I still needed to park the car's in
the garage during the building process so everything needed to remain
flexible. This of course was one of the important points that led to the
great RV decision.
What about the garage? What shape was it in? As a matter of fact the
garage...er shop was overgrown with junk...er important stuff that's stored
in an unorganized manner which I may, during a later life time, actually
need. Ok, time to turn in the 'real man card' and take some of this 'stuff'
out to the garbage dump...er long term storage facility.
I called out a electric service to give me an estimate on beefing up my
electrical situation in the garage. I had a wimpy light in the middle of a
tall ceiling and two outlets on the front wall. I wanted HO (High Output)
fluorescents in the ceiling and 2 quads (an outlet box with 4 plugs) on each
of the three walls. Well they gave me the estimate of over $1000. I smiled
and told them I'd call back when I was ready. So where does that leave me.
Time to either hit Home Depot or run a bunch of extension cords through the
house and into the garage.
I went to Home Depot and bought two of the light fixtures for $45 a piece
and 100' ft of romex to hook it up. Ok about $125.00 versus that portion of
the estimate for the same thing at $381. This may work. I'm not quite sure
how gutsy I'll get about hooking up the quads. I may set them up, run the
wiring and let an electrician hook it to the panel. I wonder what that'd
cost???? It looks like in the end I could add another 4 HO lights in the
ceiling but two will be a start.
Actually here it is time to start building, the empennage kit has arrived
and I don't even have the lights mounted yet. One work bench still needs to
be put together and the one that is put together needs to be rolled from the
breakfast area to the garage. Time to get to work - the rivet gun and
cleco's are calling!