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 ...
Main switches are often overlooked by electricians, but there are serious consequences if they are.
I often tell my clients that they require other works done at their premises in order to make simple additions. Why is that? Am I just ripping my customers off, asking them to do things they don't need?
I was challenged by a friend this morning, who didn't agree with the main point of my argument presented in: "cheaper is ok right" The reason he challenged me was that, in his mind the amount of money that someone is paid, doesn't determine whether the job is a good job, or a bad job. He … Continue reading Cheaper or just more risky – part 2
The new wiring rules are coming - probably by June 2018! Electricians have been waiting for over 12 months for the new wiring rules to be published. Some of the changes are positive, and some of them will make installation either extremely difficult and costly, or impossible. If you review the compliance section of our … Continue reading New wiring rules
An introduction to solar panels and feed-in tariffs
In Australia until recently, consumers who installed solar panels, and exported electricity into the grid (what wasn't used by the consumer), received a feed-in tariff of up to $0.60 per kWh. i.e. for every kWh that the consumer generated and exported back into the grid, the electricity supplier paid the consumer up to $0.60. This was gradually reduced over the last 4 or so years, but it allowed many consumers to pay off the cost of their solar panel installation costs quickly. (I think this was actually paid by the each State Government, but can't remember exactly how it worked)