Short Cabin Update – Outdoor AC power outlet

Here’s a short update today of mostly images of a really short cabin trip with the family last weekend. Lasted less than 24 hours and included a trip to swim in the lake, short electrical project and the first family trip to the cabin with my wife and our 2 year old daughter. Harper (2 year old) loves the cabin, it’s her personal play house! I look forward to many more cabin trips with her. Look for a short video next week on my Youtube channel.

photo 3Love my new UCO Candle Lantern! The candle lasts for over 9 hours.

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Sawzall surgeon is in effect. It doesn’t’ work better but it’s battery powered and I don’t need to bring a generator.

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Teach em’ young! Harper is learning how to do electrical

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This outlet is going to save so much time during the regular cell phone/radio rodeos that happen every weekend. It’s the first AC outlet we’ve put in the cabin. Attached directly to a 400 watt inverter inside.


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Close up of the highly complex form computer power cord plugged into the inverter.

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the wire from the inverter meets the cabin’s AC electrical system in this blue electrical box. Typical house wiring nuts.

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Power outlet under new charging shelf on outside of cabin. I tried to make it as low profile as possible so people can still walk by and more importantly it won’t collect random clutter like every other horizontal surface does.

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Flint fire starter testing…


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2 Responses

  1. Wayne Lutz says:

    Isn’t it amazing how every flat surface is a junk magnet? We have several AC outlets inside the cabin, but none outdoors except for connections in the electrical closet itself. Summer is great with all the solar power, but the 1000 Yamaha generator once or twice a week in winter keeps the batteries tuned up. Fortunately, our power needs a small.

  2. fngrpntr says:

    LOVE the teach-’em-young photo!