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During the Design Phase we knew that this home did not have the capacity for running the modern appliances so temporary fixes over the years especially in the kitchen, made for unsafe conditions. This was confirmed during the hard bid trade walk.
The electrical rough in is a critical step to accomplish for any remodeling project. It can not be done until the house is dried in. But at what point is it in the construction of a project? We are constantly evaluating what happens next. Each project is different and with the advent of ductless mini splits and PEX pipe there is less of a fight among the trades. Framing inspection cannot happen until all of the MEP’s rough-in inspections are passed.
Who Goes first?
If it were up to the plumber they would be first and with good reason. If it were up the the Mechanical Contractor. They would say that they were most important and needed to go first. Fortunately the electrician usually understands that they come last except for when they are placing the location of the main panel.
Andy removed all of the electricity from the building to start fresh. Now that we have a roof over our heads and a temporary power pole to run the work equipment. Andy from Brite Electric designed the switchology to work with the owners needs.
The client decided with a Change Order to do a very clean installation of underground wiring in conduit to avoid overhead eyesores. In this case it cost the client more money, but did not delay or damage the schedule which is so often the case.
The meter base was located on the garage and trench to a sub panel on the home. Cable was separated by a foot and placed in the same trench.
All of the creatures comforts of a home are run off of electricity so it is very important to get it right the first time. I also like the fact that we we will be able to cover the walls soon to get some spacial sense of what the rooms will feel like.
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