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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Electricity.

In this Badge Bit, you will label an electrical panel.  Don't you hate it when you're trying to install a garbage disposal in your guest bathroom and you can't figure out which breaker to turn off?  Let's get that panel labeled!

Here's one video to get you started.  The gentleman has a "circuit detector" that looks like it would be very helpful:


To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - accurately label an electrical panel

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
   - the poorly labeled panel you're starting with
   - the wonderfully and accurately labeled panel once you're done
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Hey, I got to do this today.  Between the old label with moved breakers (arrows) and the scribbles, plus my notes about the work I've done, I was able to type up a better version.  
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Before
Before
After.jpg
After
After
Zoomed-out-before-to-show-it-s-the-same-panel.jpg
Zoomed out before to show it's the same panel
Zoomed out before to show it's the same panel
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This BB is complete!

 
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Next new Badge I want to start: electricity. I am better with screw-drivers than with saws and hammers. My dad was an electric engineer and my mum knew how to repair fixtures and switches ...
Soon I'll need a new lamp at the ceiling in my bedroom. But first I'll label the breakers, for safety.


This is what we call in Dutch 'meterkast', a closet full of meters for gas, electricity and water.
The breakers are here at the top. No labeling at all.


Close up before


After labeling. In this way it is easy to understand for me.
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I certify this BB complete!

 
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Hi Inge, the intent is to label it so that if you need to shut off the power to a part of the house, you know quickly (and correctly) which breaker to shut off.  Do you have something posted nearby that says what 1, 2 and 3 means?  
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Hi Inge, the intent is to label it so that if you need to shut off the power to a part of the house, you know quickly (and correctly) which breaker to shut off.  Do you have something posted nearby that says what 1, 2 and 3 means?  


Mike, it is in the same photo, the white paper down at the left. Of course it is in Dutch, and maybe the photo is not very clear ... but it is there.
 
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Ha, now I see it.  Thanks!
 
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Here is my submission for Electricity - Sand - Label Breakers on an Electrical Panel.

To document the completion of the BB, I provide the following:
1  - the poorly labeled panel you're starting with
2  - the incompletely but accurately labeled panel
3  - behind the cover showing 2 empty circuit breakers
4  - the wonderfully and accurately labeled panel once you're done
1-unlabled.JPG
Poorly Labeled Breaker Box
Poorly Labeled Breaker Box
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Labeled Breakers!
Labeled Breakers
3-behind-the-cover.JPG
Behind the panel cover showing two empty circuit breakers
Behind the panel cover showing two empty circuit breakers
4-labeled.JPG
All Circuits Labeled and Empty Circuits are OFF
All Circuits Labeled and Empty Circuits are OFF
Staff note :

What about the two in the middle on the top row?

Staff note (Mike Barkley) :

I certify this BB is now complete.

 
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Approved BB submission
Here is my BB submission!

Before (Tiny house = tiny breaker)


After

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jordan barton approved this submission.
Note: Great job!

 
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