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33 thoughts on “Renovating an Abandoned Racetrack Part 10 – Completely Overhauling the Freedom Factory’s Lighting…”
Put it on running hare mode
there's a joke in here somewhere, about how many florida men it takes to change a lightbulb…
I wonder what Cleetus would do when the new LEDS flicker on camera. He’d change them all back to metal halide
Late to the game but wood poles have a good life to them if you can keep the woodpeckers off. I'd go for what we used to call "blackjack" poles. Heavy heavy creosote impregnated that do good in wet or swampy ground. They keep bugs out for a long time and do have some give to them in the wind. After those i would say a CCA type pole if you can get them. They keep bugs out well but don't allow for as much bend in windy conditions. Your better looking poles seem to be CCA treated poles and are doing good. Early or mid 90's they were all the rage but after a few ice and snow storms around here they quit using them.
Mountain Dew needs to sponsor this racetrack!
I'm an electrition you should have just converted those old fixtures to high output LEDs, very easy and very bright
Are you going to do a break down of costs when FF is completely finished?
LED all day. Just take the hit and not ever having to worry about it.
Go full LED replacement for the track lighting. Cheaper to run and the wiring is all busted anyway.
The standard test for wooden utility poles is to start at the bottom and hit it with a hammer every 6 inches. If it sounds 'spongy', it is rotten and dangerous.
Use silicone spray in the sockets when replacing bulbs. I would fix old lighting and upgrade as you can afford.
as an electrician, i strongly recomend you to change ALL the wires from the fuse box to the light fixtures and tie them to the pole so they don't wear holes in them when the wind blows.
Start a patron and do giveaways. You’ll get your money real fast
IMO I would get RAW steel Poles,,, get them painted, will last hundreds of years
Hey Cleetus! I just have something in mind for you lighting system. You could stay with the metal halide but if you choose not to there are induction lights out there that last 100,000 hours and you could put those in with the leds as a way to know your alway going to have light because of there long life!
As someone that has high school stadiums and lighting… Anything new, don't let them put any control boxes, fuses, etc.. on top. Only lights go up, everything is at ground level. The old sites we only need a boom lift for light bulbs, on the new LED stuff we need a boom lift every 20 to 30 years when the LED's give out.
I'm quite firm in paying for it once and having the quality. At the end of the day, it's your business and do what you have to. I would replace it all once you got the cash in.
leavening old poles wouldn't be a great or even a good choice. the biggest risk comes when one of the poles comes down dearing an even and harms or even kills someone. the cost of one of your guest lives far out weighs any other cost. no to menschen the bad PR that would accompany something of that nature.
17:50 nails on a chalkboard anyone??
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300,000 for that scope of a construction project is not bad.
I say do led swap as in the Longrun it will be better for you in money wise
tax right off for a business expense
I’ll hit like to help you pay for them poles
New LED lights
Do it right and don't worry about it for 5/10+ years
Please put on a sprint car race!!!
Hey Cleetus, I think if can hold off on spending the money on lights you should as long as you can. That money can be better spent on repaving the actual track and remodeling the bathrooms and enhancing the over all customer experience. It's better to invest your own money on things that will yield a higher return on your investment and make people want to return to your events.
Luckily with 900k views this video has made at minimum $1800
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even though your expecting your estimate not to change, I would budget 10% for unforeseen issues that could come up, also have your checked the age of your service, that would be the surprise your hoping doesn't happen.
No one “this is a nice pole” cleetus
you could work out an advertisement deal with some of these contractors. you could advertise their business on the bank walls of the track
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