Our Electrician of choice, Anth’s Dad, has kindly taken a few days to complete the electrical rough-in. So both of them will be working through the week to install. On Tuesday the air conditioning guys will rough in the ducted air and the rainwater tank will be delivered ready for install also. It should be a fairly busy week for the men.
In our spare time we sorted out a plan for our light switches, networking cables and power points in preparation for the electrical rough in. We haven’t done too much to the old part of the house and the style of lights will be pendants. For the new areas we are looking to use downlights. The bedrooms including the master will use pendant lights to keep it consistent with the rest of the house. There are about 30+ power points and around 15 light switches. As Anthony is in the IT industry he’s keen to get wifi and networking cables all round the house. Looking at the plans makes me think the house is going to be alive and start walking down the street!
After our electrical plan was signed off, Anthony and his Dad set off to install the cables. I’m not sure how the conversation came about, but after all their work, Anth’s Dad remembered an email about a recall on some cabling. On further investigation, they realised it was the cables that were previously used a few years ago when Anth’s Dad first rewired the house and also used when they started the rough-in…BUGGER!! What it means was they now have to remove all the previous cabling and start from scratch. Sometimes you have to expect 2 steps forward, 1 step back with renovating, although this wasn’t the case of the age of the house causing an issue, but faulty cabling. Lucky though, because if it wasn’t noticed now, it could potentially have caused a fire or some electrical problem.
So on a trip to Bunnings they went to get some new cables and so far things are looking alright.
There’ll be more activity to come like I mentioned, so am staying tuned for this week. As important as this part is, I’m eager to see some insulation and plasterboard on the walls.