Wiring the Chicken Coop

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Today I wired the chicken coop, adding an electrical outlet. The coop transformation is coming along, but the weather is still a little brisk at night. A plug would allow me to move their chick heater outside, to keep them warm.

I ran the wire into the coop and wired the electrical outlet.

The cover will keep water, grime, and curious beaks out
The cover will keep water, grime, and curious beaks out

Then, I ran about 150 feet of wire to the barn which already has electricity. I stripped the wire and wired the plug.

All I have to do now is test it out
All I have to do now is test it out

Finally, I plugged my newly wired outlet in … and the plug tester told me I had wired it backwards.

At least I didn't start a fire
At least I didn't start a fire

After rechecking my wiring, I found and correct the problem. The plug tester gave me two thumbs up, and the project was a success!

Hurray!
Hurray!
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