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A bad fupping day!

Postby Ira » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:30 pm

I have had it.

I know we can't curse here. But with creative use of the English language, I believe I can express my disgust and anger at the world after today's time at the boatyard. (See if you can guess the words I WANT to say, by the words I'm allowed to WRITE!!!)

Fudge it. Fudge it ALL! I have fudging HAD it!!! Enough of this shirt already!!! Take this shirt and shove it up your mass!!!

I arrive for work on The Crab, and everything tests fine for circuit 2, my left side daisy chain. I install the switch for the porch lamp, cap and tape all the wires beautifully to actually fit into this small wall cavity space, I again connect the TD to shore power, turn on the panel, hit the main on, hit circuit 2 on, and...

Nothing. Nothing trips on the panel, but nothing turns on. No glorious lights inside OR outside.

What the duck is going on here?

So lo and behold, I decide to turn circuit one on, the outlet for the AC, and Mohammed blessed me with nothing once AGAIN!

What the truck does my 2nd line have to do with my FIRST???

I am now questioning my sanity, my manhood, I'm looking for Candid Camera's hidden camera, but this makes NO sense at all. Circuit one has NOTHING to do with circuit two.

I SWEAR!!!

WHY ISN'T CIRCUIT ONE WORKING EITHER WHEN IT WORKED JUST AN HOUR AGO!?

I also won't bore you about what the funny looking LED lights on my panel did during all of this. The main would be on, I'd put circuit one on, and the main light would go OUT, but the circuit one light would stay ON. (Both should be on. ALL should be on! )

But still, no juice, anywhere.

So, I rip out all of my beautiful taping and capping for the interior and porch lights, pull it out of its little nest, I even remove those lines to the PANEL. So it's time to test circuit one again, the outlet for the AC.

Ta dah--nothing again.

I remove the outlet box per a previous problem. Maybe a screw through a wire. And ta-dah:

Still no power.

Control yourself, Ira. Your're not THIS fupping stupid.

So I remove my main cord to the trailer, plug my drill in to shore power, and Ta-Dah--

STILL NO POWER!

To make a long story short (too late), my power supply at this boatyard is total crap . I was plugged in at first, no problem, but some masshole moved MY cord to another receptacle, which was all fupped up. Yeah, the LED lights lit up, but nothing else worked.

SO HERE ARE MY OPTIONS AND I CAN'T TAKE THIS SHIRT ANY MORE!!!

I can buy a 75-foot extension cord and plug in elsewhere in the yard, but I don't trust the power ANYWHERE there. And aside from having to shlep and connect this long cord, the manager doesn't have a clue about resetting a breaker or replacing a fuse.

My other option is to buy a 12V marine battery to use with my inverter, to KNOW I have a reliable source of power, and use THAT for now when checking my work. (And having the battery for the future.) My inverter has a breaker on it.

I just came from Wal-Mart, and although I'm sure it's a crappy one, they have a 12V deep cycle marine battery for just 40 bucks.

Heck, a long extension cord is going to cost half that anyway, so should I just get this damn battery and say FUPP YOU to the boatyard's power supply!?

I WANT TO LUCKING KILL MYSELF ALREADY!!!!

And oh:

As an added bonus, TODAY was the day that three elderly gentlemen visited me while I was trying to figure this all out, with a million questions about what I was building.

SO I TOLD THEM TO MOP RED! CAN'T YOU SEE I'M BUSY HERE!?

(I really need a hug today. Or a snowjob from my wife.)




















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Postby Sonetpro » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:49 pm

:rofl: :drofl: :laughing1: :rofl2:
Pleeeze stop Your killing me.
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Postby kiltedhiker » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:54 pm

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Postby Steve_Cox » Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:58 pm

Halfway through this Sunday Saga, I knew. Trust yourself. That's twice now the half fast power source got ya. :R. I gotta admit, I'm sorry for your Fubbin' problems, but it sure is fun to read about. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Ira » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:02 pm

I tend to be long-winded…for effect, but also to make everything clear…but I swear:

It really was THAT bad a day today!!!
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Postby mikeschn » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:05 pm

Ira,

Your writing is hilarious. I feel for you though. Get me a plane ticket, I’ll come down and help you out with your wiring. But ya know, Steve Cox is closer. He could probably just drive over. Same thing with Cracker39, and several of the others that are already in your state.

Anyways, your message, your choice of words was good for a chuckle. But I hope you get a handle on your electrical woes…. In the meantime, talk to your wife! ;)

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Postby Joamon » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:26 pm

Well Ira I'm no electrician and believe me I've asked my share of questions, but I think I've had the other side of your luck this week.
I've been wiring the 110 side of my converter this week, little by little and I must say things have gone really well. I remember the first circut that I wired up ( after a few trips to the hardware store). I flipped the switched and low and behold POWER. I had a light pluged in. Now I've done some wiring before with sucess but every time I wire something and it works it still amazes me (Every time). So it was really cold in the garage and here I am just sitting staring at a light like it is a God or something.
Really weard. Thanks for sharing your stories. Had a good laugh.
Hope you find success.
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Postby Steve_Cox » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:34 pm

mikeschn wrote:Ira,

Your writing is hilarious. I feel for you though. Get me a plane ticket, I’ll come down and help you out with your wiring. But ya know, Steve Cox is closer. He could probably just drive over. Same thing with Cracker39, and several of the others that are already in your state.

Anyways, your message, your choice of words was good for a chuckle. But I hope you get a handle on your electrical woes…. In the meantime, talk to your wife! ;)

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Ira can do this, and after he is done, he will be "one with electricity". I can visualize it now, Ira in the Lotus position chanting .....OHM.... OHM....

:lol: :lol:
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Postby Ira » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:54 pm

THIS WASN'T MY FAULT! I'M SURE! THIS TIME, IT WASN'T ME!!!

Every other time, yeah--but not THIS time.
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Postby 48Rob » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:08 pm

Ira,

Some of this stuff can make you want to scream :drofl:
And it usually helps if you do...

When it's all said and done though, you'll be a good bit smarter.
Learning is like that, if it were easy, we'd all be experts.

Hope tomorrow is a better day!

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Postby Sonetpro » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:29 pm

Steve_Cox wrote:
mikeschn wrote:Ira,

Your writing is hilarious. I feel for you though. Get me a plane ticket, I’ll come down and help you out with your wiring. But ya know, Steve Cox is closer. He could probably just drive over. Same thing with Cracker39, and several of the others that are already in your state.

Anyways, your message, your choice of words was good for a chuckle. But I hope you get a handle on your electrical woes…. In the meantime, talk to your wife! ;)

Mike...


Distance: 282.8 miles Approximate Travel Time: 4 hours 29 mins

Mike,

Ira can do this, and after he is done, he will be "one with electricity". I can visualize it now, Ira in the Lotus position chanting .....OHM.... OHM....

:lol: :lol:

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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Feb 19, 2006 6:36 pm

Boy Ohh Boy

I sure feel for ya Ira....Im really getting worried about wiring now...But
I sure do like the way ya expressed yourself :lol: :lol:

Does your Parrot express itself in the same fashion ? :lol: :lol:

Ive never wired anything in my life.....YIKES..And these Safety Inspectors
will be checking that here as well....

Boy am I in trouble.... :? :shock: :( I may just end up sayin a few kind
Finnish words myself when I get to that point....

Hey Steve C.. When ya bring them home grown oranges over - Can ya
give us a hand on the wiring? :lol: :lol: Otherwise I may have a fire on the tear before even getting started....

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Postby Chip » Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:46 pm

Ira,,, dont hold back buddy,, say whats on ya mind,,, holding it in will just make it worse in the long run,, ya know stress is s killer,,,, :x

I will make a deal wid ya,,, build me two doors and I'll try to figure out the wiring,,, at least I wont be using a rotozip checking the wiring harness,,, or maybe ,, just maybe thats what it needs????,,

can ya tow the crab back to your house to work on it and then take it back to the boatyard fer the night,,, at least ya got reliable power and a cold bud close by,,,,,

good luck and in the future please take pics,, we love da pics,,,, :lol: :lol:

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Postby Laredo » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:19 pm

Oh, Ira.
I am so sorry you had such an awful day.

But thank you for writing about it, because reading that made me laugh so hard I scared my housemates.

I needed that laughter more than even I knew.

Thank you for the gift.
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Postby Wright » Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:30 pm

Or a snowjob from my wife.


I thought you were in Florida? :roll:
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