21 May 2010

One step forward, two steps back.

I was so proud of myself for finally getting the wire run for the new range yesterday. It required about an hour of crawling around in the basement and running waddling up and down stairs trying to find the right tools to do the job. I announced my victory to Tom when he came home from work, and he totally crushed my win.

I used the wrong gauge of wire. Ugh. Now I get to crawl around in the basement for another hour again today. One step forward, two steps back, as per usual.


Anonymous said...

Can you use the 'wrong' wire to fish the right wire through? Just a thought.


PS--when's that baby comin'?!?

Sarah said...

If only it were that simple! I used 12-gauge wire, which is considerably smaller in diameter than the 8-gauge I was supposed to use. It can't carry the 40-amp current that the range needs. It would probably be alright temporarily, but any more than a burner or two going at the same time would cause the circuit to trip.