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    Quote Originally Posted by PTcruza View Post
    Hmmm. Sorry to be a fly in the ointment, but you may need to consider another aspect: Electrical Safety. Especially a concern if tenanted.

    I'm guessing there is no power point currently in the bathroom?

    All the rules have tightened up a lot since the '60s. This move may (probably will) trigger and require you to install RCDs. You may even need to upgrade your switchboard, and it may all get expensive...

    Best to check with a competent electrician / electrical inspector about how far you need to go. I used to know one down that way - Manurewa?? Will try to remember...

    I'm pretty sure the question was about needing consent. No consent required for adding/moving an electrical outlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't believe the Hype View Post
    I'm pretty sure the question was about needing consent. No consent required for adding/moving an electrical outlet.
    My apologies. Just trying to help.

    I think Electrical Work will require a CoC upon completion, especially if one or more RCDs are required. It would be good to get one and keep it with your Insurance records anyway.

    If it was simply adding another bedroom Power Point to an existing circuit, I'm not sure that's required, but...

    Being a Bathroom & Laundry, I'm pretty sure RCD protection is now a requirement, but I'm not an electrician and don't manage to keep all those details in my head.

    RCDs are relatively new safety technology, and they are now cheap. With [offending words deleted] a much greater (to the point of absurdity in some cases) emphasis on safety these days, [...] electrical safety is an easy target!

    I do know that certain Electrical Supply activities trigger a bunch of other compliance requirements, and this could be one of those. Better to check first...

    Apologies to the OP if this is not helpful.
    Last edited by PTcruza; 04-10-2017 at 06:45 PM. Reason: Politically incorrect words removed

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    I have an electrician assessing and reporting yesterday and today.
    A new switchboard is on the cards anyway, the old one is pretty ropy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTcruza View Post
    With the girls in charge, as you know, there's a much greater (to the point of absurdity in some cases) emphasis on safety these days, and electrical safety is an easy target!
    Apologies to the OP if this is not helpful.
    How about apologies for making such a ridiculous and insulting statement?
    My blog. From personal experience.
    http://statehousinginnz.wordpress.com/

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    Never mind the misquote, sian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTcruza View Post
    Never mind the misquote, sian.
    Editing a post 2 minutes before commenting doesn't make it a misquote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learning View Post
    Editing a post 2 minutes before commenting doesn't make it a misquote.
    Indeed!

    I removed that because Sian apparently considers it offensive.

    But deleting a chunk of what was written so that sentences that were not juxtaposed now are is still a misquote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidinz View Post
    How about apologies for making such a ridiculous and insulting statement?

    It got me looking at your blog link. Content - Its excellent . I would love to see some of your angle published in the NZ Herald as the reporters covering the poverty stories just paint a constant picture of bad landlord, poor tenant. I suspect they are all a wet pack of socialists.

    FlyerNZ you dont need to upgrade the switchboard which will be quite costly . A simple RCD socket is all that is needed in the bathroom area but applies only if you are upgrading the existing socket. The RCD sockets are quite expensive around $129 from memory.
    Last edited by mrsaneperson; 04-10-2017 at 06:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PTcruza View Post
    But deleting a chunk of what was written so that sentences that were not juxtaposed now are is still a misquote.
    Changng a comment two hours after it's been quoted does not make a misquote. Unless you're a politician I suppose.

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    Apparently what I propose does not need any consents. I can do one of two things:
    - just go ahead and do it. End of story.
    - Just go ahead and do it, and on completion lodge an "Application for Exemption from Building Consent Requirements". This requires two copies each of the plan before and the plan after and payment of $453.00. This way the mods end up on the property file and saves hassle if anyone stickbeaks later.
    is this Auckland Council?

    the first bit was correct

    the second bit contradicts the first you only need apply for an exemption if a building consent is required.

    Perhaps what they meany was a schedule 1 report? This details work done legitimately by the owner in reliance of schedule 1.

    Auckland council have a form for this.
    https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/...lding-work.pdf

    but it doesn't need two sets of plans and cost is scanning fee $190 with no approval required.

    Regards the electrical work this is energy work that is self certifying. The registered electrician issues his own paperwork.


 

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