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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Power Struggles

When I got home from work last night, I noticed there was no power on the barge. I also noticed my neighbours had power. So I went and checked the shore breaker and mine was tripped. Damn this happened last year; the circuit kept tripping. I had an electrician over and he couldn't figure it out. Then it stopped happening; hard to track down a power issue when the symptom is gone. So I reset the breaker and had power for about 20 minutes.

Had my phone date with tavalon and then walked Barney. After walking Barney I decided to head out to Sears to look for a set of moulding knives for my new planer/moulder (An old Belsaw 910). Sears closes at 9:00; so I wasn't able to see what the have. They have them for sale on their website, but it only lists the type of profile they cut, nothing about the length of the blade.

Went out to get some food and drink at a local bar. That is its own entry.

I went to sleep without power; it was actually a pretty warm night in Fremont. When I was unsuccessfully going to Sears I noticed it was 57 degrees. It didn't snow in Fremont. I woke up this morning at the time my alarm usually goes off. Normally I would hit snooze and sleep for another hour. So I went back to sleep for another hour. I am not even sure I need an alarm.

When I got up I went to the breaker box on the barge and shut off all the breakers. Then I went to the shore power and reset the breaker. It tripped right away. Tried it again, and it tripped again. Tried it a third time and it stayed on. When I walked by the meter I noticed it was running; interesting. Why was the meter running if all power on the barge was off? It wasn't moving very fast, but it wasn't crawling. When I got back to the barge I switched on the breakers one at a time. Power stayed, it was even still on when I returned from walking Barney.

I need to call an electrician. Not the same electrician I used last year. I will talk to my neighbour tonight, he is an electrician (although I think he does huge electric systems). He might have a good idea or recommendation.