Monday, January 20, 2014

Another Tradie Arrives

So today I had yet some more Tradies come round to do some work.

First I had Marshall Batteries come round. Geez - they just don't make batteries like they used to. That last one of mine they replaced this morning (was from Marshall as well) only lasted me eight years - shocking, absolutely shocking!

But this arvo was the visit from a Tradie that will progress the train shed - the Sparky.

So this bloke pops round and we have a discussion about the new shed and what I want to do with it for wiring and air-con. You know, how many lights, how many power points, the air-con, the separate power board in the shed from the house etc. So after that important information session, I got him to disconnect the 240 volts from the old shed so I can proceed with demolition.

Easy enough job for him - it's his job after all. The old cabling came across the yard and in through the besser brick wall at the back of the house into the rear stairwell. It actually went up in the wall for about a metre before coming out near the power box. The red arrow is the cable in question.

First switch he flipped got the power off, a pair of side cutters cut the old cable, a pair of flat nose pliers untwisted the cable joins and re-twisted the remaining wires. Back into the protective plastic junction box and screwed back into position. Power on and he proves the power is no longer going to shed - ie that the correct lines have been severed.

Old cables get ripped out of the wall and we are done!

All I have to do is get some Spak Filler and fix the inside and outside holes and it's done. 

No bill in the mail here either. The nice chap said leave it a month or so until we do the wiring in the shed - combine it all into one bill - I like this fella.

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