I want to repair a light fitting myself. Parts are available, so why can't I fix it myself?
Have you ever wondered whether your job was a good one or a bad one. The job looks OK, but your not really sure. It was cheap, so is that OK? It works, and it seems OK, but is it really?
Just because you can buy an appliance at the local Bunnings store, doesn't mean that you can install it yourself. This article explores the warranty of your appliance should you install it yourself.
Homeowners often think they can buy products at Bunnings and install the products themselves. But can they? Is it legal? And what might be the consequences?
Have you been told by a retailer "we have installers who can install your appliances for you?" Have you been encouraged by cheap or fixed prices to go ahead? Maybe this helped you make a decision on your purchase and saved you the hassle of finding someone else to install your appliance, sink, toilet etc. ... but ...
On looking over the switchboard, I found a host of problems. This ultimately meant that the customer needed to upgrade their switchboard and consumer mains before any further additions are made. But why?
Section 8 of the Wiring Rules - AS/NZS 3000:2018 - lists of series of tests that all installations, additions and alterations to your electrical system must comply with. These tests are mandatory. Did the electrician you last used do these mandatory tests? What are they, and what do they mean…
Main switches are often overlooked by electricians, but there are serious consequences if they are.