Worst Fan Company

After fixing one of the tenant’s fan issues recently, I decided to share the incident below. At the end of our house construction, we went to buy a ceiling fan for our rental property. We shop for all our construction-related products in the hardware shop we went to. Me and my dad simply asked the shop owner which brand fan we would buy like… He suggested some well-known brands, and I checked online to see that the product got a 40K+ rating on Flipkart, so I ordered around 26 fans of that brand....

May 28, 2024 · P K Arun

My Friends Dad Daily Task

One of my friend’s houses is near our house. I used to see this friend’s house from our house until now. Another construction work is going on between our buildings, so I cannot see their house these days. After dinner, when I come from the first house to the second house through the back door, I notice one thing in my friend’s house on most days. His father slowly comes down from the first floor just to turn off the light daily....

May 28, 2024 · P K Arun

A Screws thing you need to aware of

Yesterday, one of our tenants had his fan stop working. My brother, my dad and I went to check there. When my brother removed the switch plate, he shared “why they used this type of screw “. Below is the image of Original/manufacturer Screws: It’s a valid point. The reason is they are not easy to operate screws. I had a similar incident happen a few months back. In my home office, I needed to change some switch orders....

May 24, 2024 · P K Arun

Outdoor Lights Automation Doesn't Cost Much

When it comes to doing any kind of automation in the home, you might think it’s a costly thing and need separate service providers to do that. On one level, that’s true. If you are going to use sensors and want to automate inside the house, then you need a different team, and it costs more to implement. For my Outdoor Light Automation setup, you don’t need such automation experts to implement....

May 23, 2024 · P K Arun

I Tried China Made IoT Switch for Outdoor Light Automation

While I started implementing the automation switch to my parking light, one device I tried was – the Sonoff switch. It requires the internet to work. That’s not an issue in my house, as I properly planned everything and can get a Wi-Fi signal anywhere I want in my building. It was working fine. However, the problem with the device is that it did not last longer because of voltage issues....

May 22, 2024 · P K Arun

My Story Behind Outdoor Light Automation

I realised this problem after having our own house. Until we had our own house, we used to stay in the rental property and never have to worry about outdoor lights. In most cases, the owner takes care of that. In some cases, no one ON the outdoor lights. Life goes without worrying about homeowners’ problems :) Then we had our first house; that time, our house was on the first floor....

May 21, 2024 · P K Arun

Outdoor Lights Automation Guide

When we built our first building, I noticed one task which is a boring, painful and time-consuming task we were doing is… Switching On/Off of our outdoor lights. After noticing this pain, I thought of doing something about this. That time, I got a few ideas I could try, and I experimented with those. Some of those different ideas felt worth implementing in our second building. Initially, I used my own self-made IoT devices to do automation in my first and second buildings....

May 18, 2024 · P K Arun

Outdoor Lights Automation Coming Soon

This Saturday, we changed our second building’s outdoor light automation from one tech to another. The previous one was self-made, and it worked fine. In fact, it has many more features than the current setup, but it also comes with many requirements to work. So we decided to give it a try on this brand new device to make it simpler to operate. Initially, we followed the straightforward guide mentioned in the device; after using it for a few days, we noticed a lot of disadvantages in using it as is…...

May 13, 2024 · P K Arun

How busbar helped in solving low voltage issue

When we were staying at the rental property, one incident happened. I explain that real incident so you can understand one useful benefit of having a Busbar in the meter box. I have my own online business. I was not going anywhere for job. I was just working from my home with my PC and internet connection. Everything went smoothly until one day, my computer UPS started beeping. Power is there....

May 8, 2024 · P K Arun

Customer questions about the electrical system

Got the below question from one of our All-Access Pass Customer: Hi Arun, First of all thank you very much for sharing your experience and lessons learned in house construction. I am benefiting a lot after going through your articles. I am planning to construct a house in Kochi, Kerala. Two floor house for own use. I have a couple of questions about the electrical system. 1. Is Busbar required for home use?...

May 8, 2024 · P K Arun