Getting festive at LnD Hideaway
So first thing is first. With the Christmas season rolling in our team at lnd wanted to get in on the action and decorate a little bit. The thing is, we ran into trouble and needed some help.
We did not have enough outdoor electrical outlets to handle the project that we were about to undergo so like anyone, we went over to the handy YouTube to start cracking at this and get more of the things we needed, which were outlets outside of the building. With a quick search we can across this video that helped us out because hey, we are somewhat handy and thought we knew what we were doing.
We started following the guide after we got all of the appropriate equipment needed for the task at hand. We did a pretty good job too if you ask me. We ended up installing a number of outdoor receptacles that all seemed to work and function properly. We tested them out and things were on the up and up. Here is what we came up with and they all looked pretty nice and clean so we were more than happy with the little project we set out to accomplish.
Once we were finish and started plugging in all of the lights we had is when we finally ran in to the issue that we were unaware that we were about to have. All in all I do not know what the total light count was and how much juice we were pulling but it was more than our panel could take. Luckily, we had an old friend in town and on location that own an electrical company in Florida called Sarasota County Electric. Kory just laughed but was more than willing to help out with the job even though this was not a working trip for him. He advised us that we needed a heavy-up.
Naturally I was like “What is a heavy-up?” and he simply replied that we needed a panel upgrade because we were tripping it from all the lights.
All homes and buildings have a limiter for safety reasons for the amount of power it can output for the building. There is a cap and we were exceeding it. Now obviously we paid for the parts and I tried to kick back Kory a little something extra for his time but being old friends he kindly rejected my offer. He said a lot of people need this kind of service around the holidays from adding more things that require more of a demand. Plugging in all the extra lights and other decorations that need electric to function add the the safety cap and its common for anyone to need a panel upgrade. Long story short, after a little time Kory had us up and running.
Now you may be wondering what the finished product looked like but that is for an in person viewing only. So come on down and take a look.
Merry Christmas everyone and remember if you are adding more things to your homes and they seem not to work, this is something that you may also need to look into having done.