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End of Week 18

Week 18 resulted in confirmation of details of our upstairs carpet and kitchen, as well as more plastering, painting, sanding and carpentry inside the house, and the first rendering of the ground floor.

Today, in the ground floor of the extension, I installed the outlets for our ducted heating and cooling. I have to install one more, upstairs, and one in our front room, the former living room. The outlet that used to cool this space was located in the former adjoining dining area which has been since been converted to our pantry.





Installing the cooling and heating outlets is relatively easy. I'd marked out on the floor where I'd left the ducting in the roof space before it was sealed in. Fortunately our carpenters saw some of those marks when they laid the floor boards, and remarked a few of them. The others I could remember.

I then used a small plasterboard handsaw to punch a hole in the ceiling, and using an outlet as a template, mark out the hole to be cut. The circular heating ones were the most difficult because of the clips they use to secure them to the ceiling. This required some 'trial and error'. I did discover that I hadn't purchased the necessary adaptor to adapt the circular ducting to the square outlets for the cooling.

There's also a section of ducting to be connected in the roof - something I will do this coming week when I finish the outlets.

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