Renovating an Abandoned Racetrack Part 10 - Completely Overhauling the Freedom Factory's Lighting...

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    Cleetus McFarland

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Taylor Wright
Taylor Wright

I wonder what Cleetus would do when the new LEDS flicker on camera. He’d change them all back to metal halide

2 күн мурун
Baron Clime
Baron Clime

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.

11 күн мурун
Mulerider
Mulerider

Mountain Dew needs to sponsor this racetrack!

11 күн мурун
B E
B E

I'm an electrition you should have just converted those old fixtures to high output LEDs, very easy and very bright

12 күн мурун
Ursika
Ursika

Are you going to do a break down of costs when FF is completely finished?

12 күн мурун
Some Simple Gaming
Some Simple Gaming

LED all day. Just take the hit and not ever having to worry about it.

13 күн мурун
truetierra
truetierra

Go full LED replacement for the track lighting. Cheaper to run and the wiring is all busted anyway.

14 күн мурун
Studiosoft Morecambe
Studiosoft Morecambe

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.

14 күн мурун
Jerry Foreman
Jerry Foreman

Use silicone spray in the sockets when replacing bulbs. I would fix old lighting and upgrade as you can afford.

15 күн мурун
Rene Jensen
Rene Jensen

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.

16 күн мурун
Jarrod Maness
Jarrod Maness

Start a patron and do giveaways. You’ll get your money real fast

17 күн мурун
EliteGeeks
EliteGeeks

IMO I would get RAW steel Poles,,, get them painted, will last hundreds of years

17 күн мурун
JT Naehring
JT Naehring

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!

19 күн мурун
Charles Fuller
Charles Fuller

do it!

19 күн мурун
Mike Hathaway
Mike Hathaway

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.

19 күн мурун
David Anderson
David Anderson

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.

20 күн мурун
Asuna Yukito
Asuna Yukito

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.

21 күн мурун
Its Remmeeh
Its Remmeeh

17:50 nails on a chalkboard anyone??

22 күн мурун
Rehab Ehab
Rehab Ehab

Yehaww Bau Bau!

23 күн мурун
Evan McGee
Evan McGee

300,000 for that scope of a construction project is not bad.

23 күн мурун
frank magee live long and be happy
frank magee live long and be happy

I say do led swap as in the Longrun it will be better for you in money wise

23 күн мурун
Connor Soma
Connor Soma

tax right off for a business expense

24 күн мурун
Connor Bates
Connor Bates

I’ll hit like to help you pay for them poles

24 күн мурун
Kyle Alfred
Kyle Alfred

New poles New LED lights New wires Do it right and don't worry about it for 5/10+ years

24 күн мурун
jay dish
jay dish

Please put on a sprint car race!!!

24 күн мурун
Bruce Illest
Bruce Illest

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.

25 күн мурун
N Inc
N Inc

Luckily with 900k views this video has made at minimum $1800

25 күн мурун
Brian Valafar
Brian Valafar

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25 күн мурун
Blubelle Farm
Blubelle Farm

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.

26 күн мурун
Tanner Ritchey
Tanner Ritchey

No one “this is a nice pole” cleetus

26 күн мурун
TheManNamedPaolo
TheManNamedPaolo

you could work out an advertisement deal with some of these contractors. you could advertise their business on the bank walls of the track

26 күн мурун
Austin Washke
Austin Washke

Ditch the wood, ruin everything to have one fall during an event

26 күн мурун
TWrecks09
TWrecks09

Gonna be tough to cover those bills if the RPM Act doesn't pass. Please do a video on it to educate your supporters to take action.

26 күн мурун
Ypop Nun
Ypop Nun

Have you looked into steel poles? Galvanised or powder coated. I do not know if they will stand up to the hurricane winds but I would think someone makes them to those specs and should be cheaper.

26 күн мурун
TODD_FL
TODD_FL

Think of hurricanes and you'll get on it quick. Those concrete poles are a lifesaver during one. IMO go all the way. By the looks of it the electrical looks old on it all. So might as well go big or go home. Merch opportunity!

26 күн мурун
David Stryhanyn
David Stryhanyn

Man if only you made a package on how to be successful bas a car guy

26 күн мурун
Reg Grundy
Reg Grundy

Employ an electrical contractor to get all the existing metal halide fittings working on existing poles for the moment. By the looks of it they will need to rewire from junction box (up the top of the pole) to each fitting as they look pretty UV deteriorated. Not a huge outlay in materials and labour until you have the coin to cover the cost of the new poles and LED installation. Hire a couple of lighting towers for turn 2 on the oval and more if needed for the figure 8 burnout pad. You might find fixing the existing lighting covers most of the burnout pad as is. You will notice a huge difference on the lux levels once all lights are working and also a big increase in your electricity bill as the start up current on those metal halide fittings is huge. Good luck.

27 күн мурун
Sagan Worshipper
Sagan Worshipper

"Can we put a blower on this thing?" Lol SUPERCHARGE ALL THE THINGS!

27 күн мурун
Andy puu
Andy puu

That led Hugh lol 😆

27 күн мурун
Andy puu
Andy puu

Let's or bulbs 💡?

27 күн мурун
Hugh Stephenson
Hugh Stephenson

Maybe just replace the broken poles with concrete and LED and just replace em as ya can afford it

27 күн мурун
ThePoolman2007
ThePoolman2007

go with the led lights which would be brighter and better and cut down electrical costs and the concrete poles seem nice but they are overkill and there are other pole options out there like steel poles etc

27 күн мурун
TheOystei
TheOystei

Keeping the current setup running a bit longer for cheap, so you can save up the money to do it properly seems like a good idea. Seems like the poles should be replaced anyway.

27 күн мурун
Carter Johnson
Carter Johnson

Shoulda gotten LED. Way more efficient, and can burn 80,000+ hours

27 күн мурун
Hansel P
Hansel P

Mi loco tu vas a perder la cabeza en esa vaina y eso es poco. Tu nunca podrás cojer a una vieja y vestirla de novia.DTB

28 күн мурун
Catmandoux
Catmandoux

Use this season to raise the funds. Do some upgrades in the off season. Patch up what you can, without breaking the bank to temporarily get light where you can.

28 күн мурун
Fuel and Freedom
Fuel and Freedom

Replace a couple poles at a time 🤷‍♂️

28 күн мурун
Marty Vener
Marty Vener

Always use no-lox on light bulbs, stainless steel screws, bolts, anything you to be able to take apart, especially here in Fla. I'm a 40 year electrician in Fl, Boca Grande, s/w Fl. It helps so much. Especially hard to reach places. Never hurts to try. Its like never seize. Electrical supply, marinas, auto repair, etc. Every time you go to do anything, it will come apart n go back, just re-coat like you did before. Pre-emptive maintenance. YAH BROTHER !!!

29 күн мурун
Burt Macklin
Burt Macklin

Youtube commenters aka OHSAA members.

29 күн мурун
Gary Reichenbach Jr
Gary Reichenbach Jr

What dipshit put the fuses at the top ......lol

Ай мурун
Gary Reichenbach Jr
Gary Reichenbach Jr

Yea just do a run of shirts to fund the "infield lighting" @FF ..... don't sell the "Mullet Mover"

Ай мурун
Cody Smith
Cody Smith

Need to make a shirt that says fire me up and has a picture of the freedom factory. It'll sell and you'll have the money for the whole project.

Ай мурун
StarRobin
StarRobin

Yes It’s a investment for the future.

Ай мурун
StarRobin
StarRobin

Just make a “let there be light” shirt and let everyone buy it.

Ай мурун
Michael Hjärpe
Michael Hjärpe

I love the video, love to be a part of everything you guys do! Godspeed

Ай мурун
Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor

Yo talk about what’s going on with the EPA! We need to get the RPM ACT signed into law!

Ай мурун
Sean Benson
Sean Benson

Buy the poles then save ten buy the other lights then save the pre-wire then save then install. IT’S A PLAN!

Ай мурун
Andrew Garner
Andrew Garner

Ol Cleeter, what would be super cool is if you had your new lighting arranged in the form of FF on the top of each pole like the 'e' at Edgebaston Cricket Club. Huge beaming FF's in the night sky at your events would be awesome!!! Promoting the brand and all that.

Ай мурун
bazzle592
bazzle592

Personally I would rock the old HID bulbs with new poles. HIDs are petty power efficient in the grand scheme of things and produce great quality light. Plus, like you said, they're cheap to maintain.

Ай мурун
michael s. clark
michael s. clark

No one mentioned how cleetus had to drive onto his grass🤣

Ай мурун
Joe Gioia
Joe Gioia

I'd say it's probably worth the labor cost to use whatever materials that match the existing stuff and fix the wiring as a short term solution, and it'll give you more time to plan/prep for replacing it

Ай мурун
Joe Roganowski
Joe Roganowski

Skip the lights an track during the day . Problem solved

Ай мурун
Sean!
Sean!

Cleetus, Lots of respect for the way you are running this! Keep emotion out of the money, run it lke a business, make it sustainable! Im curious what your education is? You are the example that other channels should look up to, and anyone that is starting their own business!

Ай мурун
Zachary Radford
Zachary Radford

You currently own an answer for the problem. Start doing some events to bring in an income for the track. You start selling things to pay for things needed or the track then you going to end up down the rabbit hole so many past track owners have went down.

Ай мурун
Michael Cox
Michael Cox

For those of you with above-ground telephone/power lines...when was the last time your local power company had to replace one of your wooden poles? Creosote-impregnated poles last a bloody long time. 50 years+, I'll bet. At a fraction of the cost of these concrete poles. Might be something to look into.

Ай мурун
FreedoMoto
FreedoMoto

Wait until you have the cash up front

Ай мурун
Chris Maggard
Chris Maggard

New wood poles with the new light and save the old goods one for the middle

Ай мурун
Jason Linn
Jason Linn

If we all donate $1 you’ll be there.

Ай мурун
cozmium
cozmium

i've worked in electrical engineering for 25 years, not as much as many i see here, but i just want to add my voice that i think you're better off fixing up what you have if you're not ready to invest in an upgrade. In summary: - The boxes need replacing they are rusted and not good. - The cable to the light fixtures need to not only be replaced but installed properly fixed to the tower (so they don't blow about etc.) - The connections and fuses clearly have decades of bodge work done, it needs to be refined and cleaned up. You're only really dealing with a decent amount of rewiring (which all your electrical guys are not going to want to do so will steer you away from it btw - no matter how friendly they are) and some basic hardware like cable, fixtures if needed and connection hardware. I can't speak about the poles since I don't have much experience in that area, but electrically getting it all fixed up would probably only be around 20k or so.

Ай мурун
apctech1
apctech1

forall the fixtures that need new wireing and what not i would just bite the bullet and change out the old lights to the new style lights and be done with it write of off on your track taxes as an improvement for the track and get some if not all of your money back. the saveings in power alone will pay for the new system with in a year or so

Ай мурун
Joshua Pylant
Joshua Pylant

Led. Lighting will save you money in the long run . But looking good

Ай мурун
c103110a
c103110a

Why would you be wearing harnesses for the viewers? It's just plain stupid to be stupid.

Ай мурун
jaded
jaded

@17.06 is like under my desk

Ай мурун
Ovi 113
Ovi 113

Man im getting high sickness through the video. Im trippin out man. Bald eagle style

Ай мурун
Stetson Knipp
Stetson Knipp

Pretty hard to wanna fix old rusty and broken lights. Money into some new lighting wirh some warranty seems like a no brainer and abilities to maintain and upgrade over time are way better with newer system.

Ай мурун
john p
john p

So the FF is amazing and it deserves the best. and so do you. so id say bite the bullet and get the upgrade that u want. yes it is allot upfront. but it will pay for its self later low maintenance epic lighting and bad ass poles that will last a very very long time. so yea its worth it and you want the spectators to be able to see everything nothings worse than going to event and not being able to see what you went there to watch. Not to mention it will make your videos look better so its a good investment for the FF and your YT channel. so in closing at the end of the day do what makes sense for you cleet Thanks for all the endless entertainment this is my favorite Channel and you're great keep up the amazing work :)

Ай мурун
MATT G !
MATT G !

TO BAD YOUR NOT IN CALIFORNIA MY BUDDY OWNES A CRANE COMPANY..

Ай мурун
Mod Squad
Mod Squad

How much did you pay for your grass 😂😂😂 is it really about the neatness?

Ай мурун
Victor Arreola
Victor Arreola

Why help this guys when he’s over buying semi trucks he don’t need help

Ай мурун
Dmcannon318
Dmcannon318

“Lights mullets action!” Shirt with a piece of the old wood beams. And a light fixture on the ff logo with a mullet off the light fixture

Ай мурун
Chris Mc Gowan
Chris Mc Gowan

Its not just upgrading, its future proofing a dream

Ай мурун
AnthonyTee
AnthonyTee

Bro wood polls hold up power lines for decades, they'll be fine

Ай мурун
Goofy 772
Goofy 772

Dam 300k? Just get some friends with some mag lights and let em hang out lols. J/k what you are doing is so awesome! Way to many abandoned race tracks.

Ай мурун
Roy Viste
Roy Viste

14:56 how about to attach the harnesses to the lift ? Stupidity 🤣🤣

Ай мурун
Luke Desousa
Luke Desousa

how do you keep your mullet looking so good any tips? lol

Ай мурун
bigwhiteslow
bigwhiteslow

I'm kinda scared of heights and you guys being way up in the lift messing with the lights was making me queasy. LOL

Ай мурун
Turbo Last Name
Turbo Last Name

Should have gone with Nick Bolton’s Tactical Light. You would only need one.

Ай мурун
Omar Bueno
Omar Bueno

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Ай мурун
Cooper Johnson
Cooper Johnson

Buy once cry once 😂

Ай мурун
Luke S
Luke S

On episode #23.... building the stages for the 5day subscriber festival 2025

Ай мурун
ROWDY REVIEWS
ROWDY REVIEWS

I am a electrician in NC needing some work bud and I also bleed 20w50 high zink racing oil and also wear octane 110 to catch the ladies lol!!!! So I can light er up and also turn faster laps in any vehicle of your choice at the freedom factory!!!?!? I am ready if you are cleetus!?!? We can do some polelights much cheaper man that's pretty high dollar buddy!! Remember how much area a pole takes up and how much wind it would take with such a small aerodynamic profile!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! The LEDs are not heavy my friend and also they LEDs will last forever but being they are the best as far as power consumption and longtivity by far but the drivers that run the LEDs are what's failing or what we are seeing so far my friend, if you ever see a light blinking it's a led driver that's gone bad!!

Ай мурун
ROWDY REVIEWS
ROWDY REVIEWS

Also I can get led replacement bulbs for the fixtures you have and that's easier on that old wiring being you could run a pole with say 8 actual bulbs pulling or requiring less power which doesn't heat up the wiring or the panel boxes which is absolutely what your wanting to do my friend, also you can get direct driven line voltage led bulbs that get rid of all the transformer boxes (shit tons of wires at top of poles which was very dumb in the first place, don't let them do that to you again, make sure everything is down ground level incase something happens your maintenance guy can troubleshoot from the ground not a genie!!!! Just give me a call, let me drive or I mean hook you up electrical wise i want make no fool outta you! Where we specialize in removing shorts and checking boxes and use our common cents to save your mighty dollars lol!!!!

Ай мурун
Trey Steinberger
Trey Steinberger

Be patient and wait for the lights

Ай мурун
Alex Hickam
Alex Hickam

Call Texas speed and precision and turbo those lights hell yeah brother!

Ай мурун
Mark Forrester
Mark Forrester

Although its an expensive repair the whole lot looks like it needs ripping out and starting again. Whoever wired up those lights to start with takes no pride in their work. Absolute mess inside the junction box! As for the LED strobe effect people have been talking about that is normally in relation to the frequency of supply. IE in the UK if you film at 60fps with LED lighting then you get the strobe effect because our power supply is 50hz. If you swap to 50fps its fine and likewise if you use 25fps. I know you probably use higher quality filming equipment for your big events but its easy enough to test against an LED light with different frame rates to see the effect.

Ай мурун
Konor Sacks
Konor Sacks

I heard the price and decided I should finish watching the video so you can get all that ad revenue lol

Ай мурун
Mike R
Mike R

Do the cheap fix then wait and see. No need to rush into 300k of expenses.

Ай мурун
Chris Corey
Chris Corey

Just put new treated poles back up with a concrete surrounding for the exposed ones to the race track and an LED lights 5 or 10 years you can put the $300,000 setup 👍 whenever you do is great brother

Ай мурун
gman999666999
gman999666999

As a journeyman Crane operator call some local crane companies they can use much smaller equipment. we put wood mats down and drive on grass all the time.

Ай мурун
Bruce Larrow
Bruce Larrow

I still haven’t got my freedom factory contstructuon shirt what’s going on with those

Ай мурун
Lee Lee
Lee Lee

Use wooden poles and let your insurance replace the poles and lights if a hurricane knocks them down.

Ай мурун

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