19 January 2015
As I wrote in an earlier post entitled, “The TLC Never Stops,” one of the bigger projects I’m tackling at the villa is replacing all of the step lights on the various patios.
Well, I finally completed the east patio step light replacements last week. And I’m a happy camper … I mean, happy caretaker.
I ran into some electrical issues back in early December when I started on the east patio that I, nor the owner, could figure out so I had to bring in a “real” electrician to troubleshoot the problem. He fixed the issue in less than an hour (cha-ching, $125 – worth it!) so I was then able to get going on replacing all the old light fixtures.
Once I got them all installed, it hit me to fill the voids around the boxes (created by chiseling the old ones out and making the new hole big enough for the new box) with Great Stuff spray foam. Wish I had thought of this idea back when I was doing the pool patio step lights. Oh well …. live and learn. Should make any future replacements much easier.
Below are some photos of the east patio work … during and after the project. Let there be light (hasn’t been any for many, many years per the owners). Another project off the list.