Friday 11 August 2017 – Oops!

So... the generator.  We received an email at 5pm this afternoon advising that as there isn't any power connected, we'll need a generator.  Mr W saw the email first and when he realised that we were up for $150 a day for generator hire, he wasn't happy.  I decided to call the Power Authority to…

Friday 28 July 2017 – Framing

Not much happened this week, just letting the slab cure.   Timber for the frame was delivered yesterday and they started the framing today with completion due late next week.     They will then send us another invoice for payment, and we haven't even paid the last one.  Stupid bank won't release funds until…

Tuesday 4 July 2017 – Take Two!

Something happened today! After 7 long, stupid, weeks, we have the beginnings of a freestanding meter box. The line for the internal fuse box (sub board)...     And the external freestanding meter box...   I kinda expected an actual meter box and something that the other tradies could plug their power tools in to.…

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Sooo... where were we?   After much 'discussion' and back and forth conversations with our builder and the Power Authority, and the electrical inspector offering us 'suggestions', we should be back on track.  Last week all parties have agreed to have the meter box relocated at the below position (after 5 long weeks).     It's…

Friday 9 June 2017

More of the same... Nothing.   It's been 4 weeks since the site was cut and there's other lots around ours that were cut in the same week and those houses have been framed, wrapped and roofed.   An update on the meter box... it took the Ops Manager 3 weeks to contact the Power…

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Do I speak English?  I don't know what part of "Please request an exemption from Powercor", the builder doesn't understand.   I spoke to the Ops Manager again this afternoon.  He said that the meter box on the plans wasn't to scale and it wouldn't protrude as much as shown on the plans we fiddled…

Monday 29 May 2017

I didn't get to call my SS today for my weekly update.  Instead, I received a response from an email I sent to the Ops Manager last night which advised that our SS was on leave for approximately 2 weeks.  We have an interim SS, who once again, we haven't been given any contact details…

Sunday 28 May 2017

Long time, no post!  That's because NUH-THING has happened! I did however hear from the Ops Manager during the week about the meter box.  He called the Power Authority who advised him to contact his underground electrical contractor and ask him to ask his inspector what the process is.  I have no idea what exactly…

Monday 22 May 2017 – Delays

Yep, delays already. First off, the meter box. The tool that installed the meter box, has actually put it where the slab for the HWS is supposed to go.  So all services along that wall would need to be moved around, including the slab for the HWS and he didn't even bother to contact the…