Electric Love

When I met Leanne at UBC in 1996, I didn’t know I would end up marrying her and having two amazing kids with her.

And I could never have dreamed that she would be so good at wiring a house!

Leanne shows you her sketch of what's going on in them there switch boxes.
Before: Leanne shows you her Dad’s sketch of what connections need to be made in them there switch boxes.

Yes, it’s true you can do your own wiring but make sure you have someone on your team who knows the current electrical code. You’re not moving in until the City approves your work.

Leanne’s Dad is a retired electrician and he is great for help and advice, but it is Jim from Golden Ears Electric who is our electrician on record. He does the complicated stuff and walks Leanne and Dave through what they have to do for the 2015 BC Building code. He pulled the electrical permit and if we mess up, it’s his license that is on the line.

We really appreciate companies like Jim’s who are willing to trust us to do a lot of the work. In return, we do our best to make him them look good when the City inspectors come around.

There is no way we could afford to pay Jim to do all this stuff.

After: The satisfied smile of a job well done.
After: Ready for electrical rough-in inspection. The satisfied smile of a job well done.

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James Rowley

James lives in Maple Ridge, BC, Canada with his amazing partner, Leanne Koehn, and their two amazing kids in their beautiful house. He studied Science and English Literature at the University of British Columbia where he met Leanne. He also studied acting for a while at Studio 58 in Vancouver. He works as a teacher of English and curriculum writer for new Canadians.

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