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?
Rewirable "ceramic" fuses are commonly found in older Australian homes. Do they need to be replaced? Can they be repaired? What are the legal obligations for an electrician?
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?
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…
Don't want to read the long discussion? ...go straight to the conclusion Yep it's another one about compliance, but with a slight twist! I have just finished a moderately large job for a client. It was for some outside lights and required some modifications to their switchboard - and this is where it gets interesting! … Continue reading The Rules…