Construction, House and Acreage Restoration

Let There Be Light Part II

We have electricity!

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After the Ditch Witch was repaired and therefore, we were able finish digging trenches, it was time to run the conduit. I was able to be involved in this part of the process.

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Panorama of trench…which kind of distorts the land…but I still thought was pretty cool.

We hooked up a rope to our lawn mower (Tyler’s idea) that was tied to a pulley system. The electricians fed the conduit into the hole and Tyler drove the lawn mower, which pulled the wire through the trench. I had to hold the edge of the rope while he ran the mower so that it didn’t get caught in the mower. So, not a big help, but at least I didn’t screw something up.

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My view….holding the end of the rope so it didn't get caught.
My view….holding the end of the rope so it didn’t get caught.
The Electricians (in the way way distance) feeding the conduit into the trench part.
The Electricians (in the way way distance) fed the conduit into the trench part on the electric pole.

The last little bit, Tyler pulled by hand. Which I got on video. Which, I don’t think he realized I put on video. I narrowly missed him swearing…because this task looked a little difficult.

I don't know what this is a picture of. I think the hole where the wire came up through? I am not the best person to be telling this story apparently...
I don’t know what this is a picture of. I think the hole where the wire came up through? I am not the best person to be telling this story apparently…

Here’s that video.

Score! Electricity!

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