Ok what you about to read can be disturbing for some of you , that have spent time and money looking for and hiring contractors to patch and paint holes that you were told that where unavoidable.

Now please understand that their are few rare occasions that you will need to cut some holes to get the desired look but like I said it should be rare…

I am going to show you some of the tools Quatro Lighting uses to complete installs that seemed impossible to do with out damage.

 

From Top Right to Left:


1. This is a magna puller (we call it Mag-neat-o) this is a life saver in any insulated wall.

Q. How does it work?

A. It is a very sorry VERY STRONG MAGNET on a roller with a magnetic puller, you can tie a jet line(pull string) to it and pull a line from one end of a room to another , or even down a wall to add a switch for a new lighting scene.

 

2. Stud Finder but not just any stud finder make sure it also spots wire, metal, and wood studs.

Q. How does it work?

A. Well it is pretty self explanatory it sends a low pulse through the wall that will tell you whether or not their is a stud, wire, pipe in the wall or not.

 

3. Camera snake (I cannot began to tell you how much time and $$$ this has not only saved me but also my clients)

Q. How does it work?

A. It is a camera at the end of a flexible cable that also has a LED flash light so you can see in the wall.

 

4. Glow rods

Q. What is a glow rod ?

A. Well its a fiber glass rod with a male and female screw fitting on either end so that when you are fishing wires in walls and ceilings you can extend it out one piece at a time.

 

5. Jet Line

Q. Why would you need pull string to add a fixture or switch?

A. String is easier to pull than wire , which means less time fighting with wire and more time working, once the string is pulled where it needs to be you can simply tie on wire and pull it to you.

 

Now that I have shared some of my tricks that I have accumulated over 12 years of my experience in electrical and lighting industry, lets see some of Quatro’s finished installs.

Also one thing to remember it will take a little longer to complete an install with out damaging sheetrock and paint. Their for it will cost a little more, but consider the alternative.

Day 1 : Electrical done

Day 2 : Sheet rock patch

Day 3 : Next day paint

I like Day 1 and done !!