Friday, November 14, 2008

Electricity Phase 2

There are many phases to the electricity project - the previous owners didn't replace any plugs or wiring, they panted over everything instead.
When we were doing the inspection before buying the house, the main SEC power cable was completely stripped and exposed to the elements - the previous owners didn't even know what that was.
Phase 1 happened before we moved in. We had the SEC cable replaced, and all the plugs and switches that had been painted over replaced. In doing that, we discovered that some had been incorrectly wired and were fire hazards. And some had char marks from where they were sparking. So we did that before we moved in.

This time, the ceiling fan in the guest room/craft room/office started sparking, and then ceased to function. So we called the electrician back for Phase 2 - which is smaller.
We wanted to replace the fan as well as the really ugly fixture in the dining room. (One of two gold fixtures in the house.) And there was a plug that was behind a pile of boxes during Phase 1.

Here are the results:

Old fixture in dining room:

New fixture in dining room:

Old ceiling fan in guest room:

New ceiling fan in guest room:

Old outlet:

New outlet:

Phase 3 includes an additional outdoor light, and replacing the breaker box in the basement.

The new lights look so good! Yikes!


Anonymous said...

I really like the new light fixture in the dining room! and the light/ fan in the guest room too.

Anonymous said...

P.S. I am Monique, I can't figure out how to make it know my name