Saturday, January 5, 2008


As promised, here's a post on electricity. There are two separate issues, first is electricity to the house, and then within the house. Here, we'll talk about the "to".

Luckily, there's a power line along the back of our property. It parallels the long boundary in this drawing. We will make an application to the electric company for a drop to our house. There's a fee for them to do this work, plus a regular subscription fee as an island resident. (And of course the cost of the electricity itself, too. Lots of fees.)

A licensed electrician has to make this request, but no problem as Janne has one he works with on the islands, so it should be simple to contract him to do this for us. I will buy a fuse box (I suppose that's the wrong term as it's all circuit-breakers now), and that box will be mounted on a pole for electrical access during construction. That's important, as we'll need electricity to pump the water to make the concrete foundations, and then to run the tools during construction.

When the house is done, that box will be moved inside and the interior wiring can be connected. In a later post, we'll talk about that.

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