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If you all have been following my T-Blog, I did highlight that we have some problem with our elect. We call up an electrician and he explain to us the real problem :)

Problem 1: Power Trip in a bluemoon when we swith off the switches, mainly it come from the living room only.

Due to: PLC lights. Yes its PLC lights thats the cause there is something in the PLC light which will cause power trip. So cannot do much on this but at least we know the real reason.

Problem 2: Portable Oven when started to use and in heating mode the power trip.

Due to: The oven itself... Yes less useage of the oven will cause the house power to trip. Its due to the water vapour in the oven itself so if we use the oven everytime than there will not be such problem.

At lease we found a good electrician who is willing to explain the facts to us and not wasting each others time and spending $$ for no reason.

Those who need Lic. Electrician can go to http://elise.ema.gov.sg/elise/homepage_public_menu.jsp

Search under "Search Lic Worker" than click "Electrical Worker who offers services to consumer" can still see the electrician's photo too :P

Hi Zerochristy,

Did PUB come and do electrical testing for your hse?

Just to share..

We encountered a similar circuit tripping once after all lights was installed and it was before we shifted in, for no reason that particular night the main DB box tripped many times... that was before our contractor arranged PUB testing was carried out. When PUB finally came and do the testing after we shifted in, the pub personnel faulted issues at the PLC lights - according to the pub report, some of the grounding points for the lights were clamped between the false ceiling and the metal structure... and they say this might causes some intermittent circuit breakers tripping... our lighting electrician eventually came and rectify the issue and pub was here to do the testing one more time to certify everything good... additional grounding points was added by the electrician...

Our reno contractual quote included the PUB electrical testing portion which is abt 200 bucks... do check if ur contract includes this item... cos some of the reno quotes we received the last time while looking for a suitable id/contractor does not include pub testing lor...

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Hi Zerochristy,

Did PUB come and do electrical testing for your hse?

Just to share..

We encountered a similar circuit tripping once after all lights was installed and it was before we shifted in, for no reason that particular night the main DB box tripped many times... that was before our contractor arranged PUB testing was carried out. When PUB finally came and do the testing after we shifted in, the pub personnel faulted issues at the PLC lights - according to the pub report, some of the grounding points for the lights were clamped between the false ceiling and the metal structure... and they say this might causes some intermittent circuit breakers tripping... our lighting electrician eventually came and rectify the issue and pub was here to do the testing one more time to certify everything good... additional grounding points was added by the electrician...

Our reno contractual quote included the PUB electrical testing portion which is abt 200 bucks... do check if ur contract includes this item... cos some of the reno quotes we received the last time while looking for a suitable id/contractor does not include pub testing lor...

Hippobb,

No le PUB did not come to our place for testing. Ours is a resale flat.... I dun know if you are refering to only new or resale flat that need to do the electrical testing.

For our case after we move in 1 mth later than got trip. If I count... maybe trip 5 to 6 time since we move in. Its a once in a blue moon case. Our contract did not indicate the PUB testing and our contractor is no where to be found.. MIA. So asking him to come back is not possible.

So you mean that if we want to solve this got to ask PUB pple to come and check than get electrician to fix it than PUB pple recheck again one more time??

 

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Hippobb,

No le PUB did not come to our place for testing. Ours is a resale flat.... I dun know if you are refering to only new or resale flat that need to do the electrical testing.

For our case after we move in 1 mth later than got trip. If I count... maybe trip 5 to 6 time since we move in. Its a once in a blue moon case. Our contract did not indicate the PUB testing and our contractor is no where to be found.. MIA. So asking him to come back is not possible.

So you mean that if we want to solve this got to ask PUB pple to come and check than get electrician to fix it than PUB pple recheck again one more time??

Zerochristy,

Yes, ours is our existing flat ... been staying in it for more than 10years liao and we recently then only renovated our house .... and during reno, we re-run, replace, re-install all electrical wiring in our hse ... a major overhaul, when the house is completed, our contractor arranged for PUB testing for electricals in the hse.

For ur case, you can go to any licensed electrician, best is those with a registered company, let them know of ur problem and request them to help u arrange for official PUB testing by PUB personnels. This is very important because you do not know what the contractor or electrician has done and you do not know if what that has been installed is up to standard... electrical stuff can be dangerous if there is any leakage anywhere...

wifey was around when PUB came the first time for our testing after our reno was completed lor.... she says its very intensive testing carried out by PUB, switched off every devices in our hse, they remove all plugs from sockets, open up the main DB box and tests all sockets + lighting switches and a few lighting points using meters. They also open up sockets and switches that they find issues with... for us, our testing failed the first time because of grounding points and they informed my contractor on the issues and then arranged with contractor another date for the testing to be carried out again... contractor rectified the issue and pub eventually conducted a re-test (they go thru another round of intesive test) at our hse and they issued us a test certificate.... will take a pic of the cert to show u...

 

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Zerochristy,

Yes, ours is our existing flat ... been staying in it for more than 10years liao and we recently then only renovated our house .... and during reno, we re-run, replace, re-install all electrical wiring in our hse ... a major overhaul, when the house is completed, our contractor arranged for PUB testing for electricals in the hse.

For ur case, you can go to any licensed electrician, best is those with a registered company, let them know of ur problem and request them to help u arrange for official PUB testing by PUB personnels. This is very important because you do not know what the contractor or electrician has done and you do not know if what that has been installed is up to standard... electrical stuff can be dangerous if there is any leakage anywhere...

wifey was around when PUB came the first time for our testing after our reno was completed lor.... she says its very intensive testing carried out by PUB, switched off every devices in our hse, they remove all plugs from sockets, open up the main DB box and tests all sockets + lighting switches and a few lighting points using meters. They also open up sockets and switches that they find issues with... for us, our testing failed the first time because of grounding points and they informed my contractor on the issues and then arranged with contractor another date for the testing to be carried out again... contractor rectified the issue and pub eventually conducted a re-test (they go thru another round of intesive test) at our hse and they issued us a test certificate.... will take a pic of the cert to show u...

Siao liao if I have to go thru that and the amount to be spent :S

I dun think my hub want to go thru this.. unless it really is a problem.. like every week trip or trip a few time before elect can generate.

First time I heard PUB pple come in for testing of elect le... aiyo I feel very sad for my house after hearing this from you :'(

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Siao liao if I have to go thru that and the amount to be spent :S

I dun think my hub want to go thru this.. unless it really is a problem.. like every week trip or trip a few time before elect can generate.

First time I heard PUB pple come in for testing of elect le... aiyo I feel very sad for my house after hearing this from you :'(

Zerochristy dun feel sad lah... and sorry I din mean to rub it in lah... just sharing only as I personally feel that electrical works is not as simple as tiling lor ....also I am no reno expert lor .... am sincerely sorry...

anyway since u found a good electrician on hand.. do check it with him to see if its necessary for the testing ...

 

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Zerochristy dun feel sad lah... and sorry I din mean to rub it in lah... just sharing only as I personally feel that electrical works is not as simple as tiling lor ....also I am no reno expert lor .... am sincerely sorry...

anyway since u found a good electrician on hand.. do check it with him to see if its necessary for the testing ...

Hippobb> No worries just have to pour out my thoughts here... cause once something breakdown or got problem it look like the house going to fall apart *mayba I too kua zhang already*

The elect I dun want to put my hands into in since my hub say small issue.. wait big issue than he kan chong la :P

Now we are looking into redoing our windows and grills... btw did you do up your windows and grills?? May I know how much??? Cause I ask around no answer le..

 

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Hippobb> No worries just have to pour out my thoughts here... cause once something breakdown or got problem it look like the house going to fall apart *mayba I too kua zhang already*

The elect I dun want to put my hands into in since my hub say small issue.. wait big issue than he kan chong la :P

Now we are looking into redoing our windows and grills... btw did you do up your windows and grills?? May I know how much??? Cause I ask around no answer le..

Hee .... we did not do up our windows & windows grill becos when we bought the house back then, we replaced all windows with what you see in my reno pics... all windows + grills were white powder coated and contractor says the condition is still good..... but our contractor did quote us on the windows + windows grill for the very first quotation that he presented us with lor and the price is $6500 for the whole hse if I remembered correctly... Also my windows that I installed 10years back is about 5k+

 

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Hee .... we did not do up our windows & windows grill becos when we bought the house back then, we replaced all windows with what you see in my reno pics... all windows + grills were white powder coated and contractor says the condition is still good..... but our contractor did quote us on the windows + windows grill for the very first quotation that he presented us with lor and the price is $6500 for the whole hse if I remembered correctly... Also my windows that I installed 10years back is about 5k+

Thanks Hippobb.... at least I know the contractor are not offering sky high price.

:o windows & grills are very very ex to do.. now I know its ex... think I got to spent the rest of the day wiping the windows and talking to it.. :P

 

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We will be doing our windows and grills fm Jit Sheng, Total Damage S$4800 incl of GST, HDB permits, floor protection and minimal dust as the person in charge say so sayang if no need to do can or not... cause he felt so painful for our nicely reno place... we say got to go le... cause its very bad liao.

We will be doing the whole house windows as follows:

Living Room: 4 or 5 panel 180 degree type (powder coated dark brown)

Study/Cozy Area: 3 panel 180 degree type (powder coated dark brown)

http://www.jitsheng.com/index.php

Bedroom 2 & 3: 4 panel sliding type (normal aluminum oxidize - the dark brown colour)

MBR: 2 panel casement & 1 panel casement (normal aluminum oxidize - the dark brown colour)

Service balcony: 4 panel sliding type (normal aluminum oxidize - the dark brown colour)

Windows to be flush with the walls as much as possible.

Expected date Windows & Grills change: 1st Oct 2010.

 

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Windows & Grills Completed :D

Only 3 person came to remove and install the windows & grill for the whole day on 1 Oct 2010.

Reach at 10.30AM and finish at 4.30PM. All the workers did not took their lunch so that they can finish their job ASAP... which incl of my hub too who is the supervisor of the day.

Patch work was done on the frame of the windows & grills..... No painting is done thou... so that means that we have to find time to do painting on the affected wall. Which have not beed done till now.

Photo of the windows and grills... I will find time to do it ASAP.. I hope :P

New Washing Machine Bought

Our 2 years old of Samsung Washing Machine of WA95VP have giving out noises during the spin cycle.

1yr ago when the warranty is still ongoing we got the technician and have a check but he could not find anything... than he say change the motor for us since moto still got warranty *even thou motor is still in working condition* Imagin on every wash during spining time the washing gives out a "Eeeeee" sound... so most of the time we try to wash early so that no to disturb the others :) I call to Samsung to check on the transportation price and it S$70 just for the transportation fee... thats pretty ex.

I had no intention to change the washing machine untill hub say since we are at Redhill can go to Hong Liang and check out... So we got Sharp ES-A900 a 9kgs washing machine. Price at S$480 incl GST and delivery. Not sure if its cheap as we did not do any homework before hand.

Here is the new washing machine:

ES-A900_washersharp.jpg

 

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hey hey is there a lot of patchwork needed where they removed n installed?

Hi Butters.... they will do cement of the frame for the window to fit in nicely... after install the windows & grills... they will patch up around the window wall.

Every window will have that.. depend you have how many windows. :D

 

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i was scrolling to the top to find out how much it cost when i saw tis posting of the comment by the window guy.. so cute... :D

We will be doing our windows and grills fm Jit Sheng, Total Damage S$4800 incl of GST, HDB permits, floor protection and minimal dust as the person in charge say so sayang if no need to do can or not... cause he felt so painful for our nicely reno place... we say got to go le... cause its very bad liao.

anyways, i was jz wondering how much debris its gonna be cos thinking of changing the windows of my study next to the balcony area. nothing wrong wif the windows but it jz looks kinda ugly. the rest of my windows cant really c cos my blinds covers them but the ones at the study(which is now my hubby's gym room) dun hv cos next to the balcony.

anyhoot, looking fwd to seeing the pics...

 

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I had no intention to change the washing machine untill hub say since we are at Redhill can go to Hong Liang and check out... So we got Sharp ES-A900 a 9kgs washing machine. Price at S$480 incl GST and delivery. Not sure if its cheap as we did not do any homework before hand.

don't worry, hong liang price is good (may not be the cheapest always but definitely not the carrot kind).

 

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