Friday, 29 November 2013

Full Electrical Replacement

Work started about two weeks ago on the next stage of the job, re-wiring the entire house for both electrical and CAT 6a. The previous wiring in the house was confined to a light switch and centre light in each room only. The ground floor had surface mounted electrical outlets; no other sockets existed throughout the house. Wiring was typical 1940-1960s, with black rubberised cabling, round pin sockets and braided flex hanging for ceiling lights. This all needed to go.

The fuse box is located in the hall; as such this is the location of the biggest mess of cables. An attempt was made to get the cabling behind the ceiling architrave, but the wall plaster had binded to it and it crumbled once a hole in the wall plaster was made. Several repairs were required in this area anyhow:

Ground floor front room:


A new hallway light and ceiling rose will be created here, along with a stairs wall light:

Ground floor return:

First floor landing:

First floor front room. Wiring for wall lights and various sockets and lamp sockets:

First floor rear room:

And a teaser of how the top floor rooms are panning out. Hours, upon hours, upon HOURS of filling, sanding, priming, sanding, painting, sanding, painting... etc. Colours are by Farrow and Ball and include Stiffkey Blue, Clunch and French Grey. Windows are still not finished as of yet:

Thursday, 7 November 2013

External Soil Pipe & Underground Sewage

So a new sewer pipe was installed last week, replacing the old line which sat below the outside sink. Here was the old iron pipe:

The new pipe with AJ, apologies for the quality:

Entering the new period soil pipe assembly:

The elbow is now straighter than shown and installed flush in the render, more pics soon:

And just some quick pictures of the original gas lighting pipes. These were located in the ground floor rear room ceiling: