Material Shifting Tips

If you are building a multi-floor building that is bigger in size, then shifting materials with manual labourers may not be the right solution. In manual labourers, shifting materials takes time, and labourers easily get tired of climbing staircases. I sometimes feel it is an inhuman way to do work. So we went with material shifting with Gang. It saves time. Me and my dad on roughly calculated which is cheaper… but on some rough calculations, both expenses came the same....

August 16, 2023

Smooth Wooden Finish - a Conversation with my Brother

My brother and I talked a few days back about How new labourers made smoothing finishing to wooden frames, which we didn’t know about earlier. Until a few days back, we were unaware that painter’s task involves these things and that they can do those smooth finishing work for wooden frames. Our 1st painting contractor stopped working on our building due to personal problems. So we have to look for other painting contractors for our building....

August 14, 2023

Meter Reader Praising our Meter Box Setup

After taking the permanent connection a meter reader came to our new building to take readings. I was there right next to him. While he was taking the meter readings, he had to open the meter box and noticed our setup of the meter box. He said, “Sir, nicely and properly done meter box setup.” Me “Ya… my dad is an electrical engineer itself”, so it’s his plan. I’m not sure if all other houses have similar setup or not, but I do think it’s a must-have thing every house should have....

August 11, 2023

Sump cover installation mistake

Yesterday I was not feeling well, so I went to the clinic with my brother. This is a small clinic but a very popular one. Within one day, regular diseases will get cured (personal experience). To this day, this doctor charging only ₹50 has his consulting fee… and that too in Bangalore city. The only problem is the waiting time. Minimum 1 hr we need to wait. This doctor runs his clinic in a small house....

August 11, 2023

Temporary Connection Minimum Kw req'd

When you are ready to apply for a temporary connection, your electrical contractor usually asks how many kilowatts you need, or sometimes they even suggest recommended kilowatt that is required for you. Whatever the case, my suggestion is never to apply below 2 KW. The reason is… If you apply below 2KW and labourers must use 2 machines simultaneously, the temporary meter will automatically trip if the load exceeds the taken load....

August 9, 2023

If you delay applying temporary connection…

This happened to us in our second building. We informed our electrical contractor that we need a temporary connection as we will start the construction work. Our contractor told let’s wait some more days. He told us like that to save money for us… because the earthwork takes time, so let’s manage like that as he informed. He also told me he would manage if anyone from the BESCOM department came....

August 8, 2023

Bigger Vehicle Problem

A brick unloader vehicle came backside our house. It’s a bigger vehicle. While returning, the vehicle damaged another house drainage stone. Immediately house owner’s wife and neighbour’s ladies gang came and did a spot inspection 🙂 The construction house owner’s son and vehicle driver were both where staying there. The owner’s wife called the owner’s son and told him in a good way about the damage. Luckily they damaged official and good people’s house drainage stones....

August 7, 2023

Arun, can you help me? I can pay you?

A few days back, I got a call from a CEO of a mobile app company. Let’s call her “Dee.” Arun… I’m Dee. Remember me? Ya… tell Dee. I made some mistakes and need your help fixing that problem. What help? I tried something on the server by seeing online guides, but now my company website is not working. I don’t even have a backup. Can you fix it? You can CHARGE it....

August 5, 2023

While spending, keep this in mind

One important thing I recommend you to keep in mind is that until plastering work is over you don’t need more money. The real picture starts during the finishing time of your building. If in case you thought… We still have plenty of money left and start spending on expensive things. Then you may end up with a problem during finishing time. See… During construction time, you can easily manage one month with just 2 lakhs rupees....

August 4, 2023

DP Switch story

One of our tenant’s DP switches was not working, so we asked him to bring a new switch to replace it. He went to store and bought it immediately. I asked him how much it cost. He replied ₹185. Within 3 days, we also bought the same switch for ₹123—no bargain… nothing. We bought only 6 switches, so definitely, it’s not bulk order pricing. Then why the price is so big difference?...

August 3, 2023