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    Hi,

    I want to add a new power point in my unit.Does that costs much,and does it effects the look of the unit ie; does it makes any patches?

    Thanks,
    Aditya.

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    Cupla questions that might make the answers easier.
    Do you own the unit?
    Any idea what the walls are made of?

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    Another question - is it in a Strata Title building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
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    Most units are cement rendered brick or block walls. You can either run a surface conduit or cable duct into a surface mounted power point or cut two grooves into the wall chip out the render and some brickwork (chasing) lay conduit in the wall, fix the power point directly onto the wall and re-render.

    The surface option is easier and cheaper. Chasing is more costly, messy and although the finished wall is level at the end of the day it is almost impossible to patch perfectly so will always show through even after painting.

    The most practical method is to run the conduit or cable duct down an internal corner where it will be least noticeable and paint to match the wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson View Post
    Cupla questions that might make the answers easier.
    Do you own the unit?
    Any idea what the walls are made of?
    Internal/external wall? Is there a power point on the other side? May be possible to do back to back. It would be best if you got a sparky in to advise as there are to many variables.

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