Hmmm... If you have been following this blog for a while, you will realise that I am continually harping on about compliance and compliance certificates. The following picture clearly shows why. On the other side of the black panel are all of the circuit protection. Circuit breakers, fuses and main switches. The person who installed … Continue reading What’s wrong here?
I viewed a unit in Eastwood (in northern Sydney) today to provide advice on an electrical situation; during my inspection I found a switchboard that had recently had a fire. The switchboard had been badly repaired, and the repair work was non-compliant and dangerous. This exposed the tenant to serious safety hazards. I was significantly concerned by what I saw, so much so that I consulted the senior inspectors at Ausgrid for advice.
I had an interesting discussion with someone yesterday who asked me about my work. When indicated that I was an electrician, the first thing I got asked was "what is your hourly rate". There is now a part 2 to this article. It can be found at Cheaper or just more risky – part 2 … Continue reading Cheaper is OK… right?
RCDs and RCBOs.
What are they, how do they work?
When should you test or replace them?
Ever wondered what bad wiring looked like. Perhaps you wondered what good wiring looks like. Have a look at some examples here!
In WA a young 11 year old girl sits on deaths door due to an avoidable electrical hazard.
Why has this happened, and what should you do to protect yourself and your family.
While carrying out a quote for a customer recently, they indicated that they wanted to do some of the work themselves so that they could reduce their installation cost. For instance, they suggested that they could run cables and cut holes for light fittings. My short answer was no! While the answer wasn't what they … Continue reading Why can’t customers help?
I recently came across some very serious faults that could have caused someone’s death. In my life as a tradesman, I have never seen anything so dangerous as what I am about to show you.