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Monday, June 27, 2016

Ok - Back to the Racks... Again...

I've had some challenges and a mysterious electrical issue which is interesting if not perplexing...

1. I can handle the fact that I am putting quite the load an a given breaker and everything has physical limits and the various laws of physics apply...  I get that.

2. I don't understand why a series of connected outlets seemingly randomly fail and then return to service only to fail again... except maybe for bad wiring but the off and on and apparent randomness... that is interesting to me...

3. Solution:  Electrician.  Times and Dates and I'm still quite busy at present.  So... soon enough I suppose.

That said...

I now have at least 2 electrical problems...

1. The water and gas company cut my electrical line while they were removing all remnants of gas service...

2. They literally tried to cover it up with fill dirt...  I noticed.

3. No worries... it was done innocently enough.  I know how to fix the situation - even if I had to do the cable splice myself.  However, my solution will be to buy some new outdoor electrical wiring since I've got the workload planned for its use... No since going cheap.

4. Done.  Well not yet but as soon as I buy the equipment, I have some extra indoor power panels with 200 amps each.  I even have an extra power pole and outdoor electrical box.  However, I still have to hire an electrician to inspect, connect some various outlets and ensure each breaker is at least 110v 30 amp or better, get the site inspection, and finally apply for service on my account.  Whew!!!  Take a breath...

5. The inside wiring... quite another matter... did I ever tell you how big this place was and I've only just gotten the A/C to the 2nd and 3rd floors... not to mention the rest of the place...  Added outdoor lights and security systems and motion sensors and video surveillance and wireless surveillance, etc.

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Ok - That's the plant.

Now the plan....

1. Move 3 Skeletek Racks from the DC to the HQ.   That's it.  nothing fancy. 

2. Set up the hardware for the Racks themselves.

3. Mount the gear - I did the layout for 120U of space... so quite a few devices, lots of cables and wiring and wireless... and let the fun begin.

4. This will be in my HQ Office till further notice... and I get around all these various delays...

5. Nothing like physical challenges...