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Monday, November 2, 2009

Melbourne Cup Holiday - Powerboard Installation BAM1748

As us lucky Canberrans got to enjoy our Melbourne Cup Holiday aka Families and Communities Day for the last time that it will fall on the day of the Melbourne Cup, the opportunity of nice weather was taken to progress the wiring task on BAM1748.

Here we see a general overview of the electrical cabinet in the vestibule area of BAM1748. No holes in the wall, and modifications made just yet!

Prior to drilling holes in the vestibule wall, it is important to make sure we have the correct measurements. Used in the modifications in BAM1741, this cardboard cutout of an old banana box makes a good template to mark out the holes on the wall of which profile to cut out with the jigsaw.

Same model of electrical box, different carriage!

Just to check that the cutout is still a good fit, the electrical box is tested in the template to make sure - measure twice, cut once!

Before cutting out the wall section to fit the electrical box, it is important to drill pilot holes to enable the jigsaw blade to be fed through the wall to cut out the section.

Cuts made in the wall.

Remove the cut out bits and youre left with a hole.

Yep, the electrical box fits the cut out.

Electrical box mounted properly in the wall and the circuit breaker bar screwed in to check clearances.

Test the final fit of the cover of the electrical box.

One of the other tasks in installing the electrical box is modifications required to be made to one of the fire extinguisher boxes in the lower part of the vestibule wall. Here is the box pre-modification.

Fire Extinguisher box undone from the wall - all a bit discheveled.

Modified box refitted.

Wall reinstalled and ready to accept the next bits and pieces for progressing the task.

Until next time, happy privateering...

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