Workshop
Start a discussion

The Bunnings Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

Kellie
Super Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

I've also learned we are getting NBN connections, so know wondering where I will put that! Hopefully I will get the choice. Thanks for the input. 

Reply
Loading...
darylhewston
Super Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

@KellieSpec homes/apartments never, ever have enough powerpoints.  Even later on down the track you will be doing something and think 'Gee I wish I had one there'.  Being a sparky myself, I believe that you cannot have enough.  This doesn't mean that you will use them all at once, however trying to get behind the lounge or bed to try and plug something in is a pain.  A charging station is a must in todays world and would only involve a small bracketless shelf and a powerpoint/usb charger beside it in a handy location.  My wife just loves the one I installed in the hallway for the vacuum.

Reply
Loading...
Johnnynl
Junior Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

The simplest method to cover your future requirements is to put draw strings into every corner you dont have a current plan for, i just drilled 🚨20mm hole in every top plate corner, put nail in the attic, run string down to 200mm from bottom of stud and tied off. 5 years later I cut hole in wall where i wanted extra hotpoints, tied string to cable and pulled it up into roof space and off to switchboard. Simple.
Cheers
Johnny
Reply
Loading...
Jason
Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

Thanks for joining in the discussion @Johnnynl. It's fantastic to have you as part of the Workshop community. It sounds like you have amazing experience and knowledge to share - retired Electro/Mechanical Engineer, Information Systems Manager, Computer Technician, Carpenter and Joiner! I'm really looking forward to seeing more of your posts and reading about your projects and plans.

 

Jason

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!
Reply
Loading...
Kellie
Super Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

Can I ask what's a draw string? :embarassed:

Reply
Loading...
Johnnynl
Junior Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?


@Kellie wrote:

Can I ask what's a draw string? :embarassed:


Sorry, its just a peice of string/twine,  strong enough to pull some  tru-rip 3 core power cable up or down the wall at a later stage, you just tie it off to a nail top n bottom so you can get at it later.

The most time consuming job adding hotpoints after the build is drilling new pathways inside walls from up in the roof, or having to put conduit outside the wall which doesnt look nice. :smile:



Cheers
Johnny
Reply
Loading...
Patricia64
New Contributor

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

Kitchen one switch is not turning off

Reply
Loading...
MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Where do you wish you had a powerpoint?

Hi @Patricia64,

 

If your powerpoint is not turning off, then either it or the internal switch mechanism is faulty. You should employ the services of a licensed electrician to assess the issue and have it fixed.

 

Mitchell

 

See something interesting? Give it the thumbs up!
Reply
Loading...

Why join the Bunnings Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects