Hi everyone. Just an update on my injury. I update everyone more often on my FaceBook page - https://www.facebook.com/greg.rowell.electrical , so please "like" that page for regular updates. Since the middle of last year, I have struggled with a serious injury to my right elbow. It turned out that I had torn a tendon and … Continue reading Injury update
Asbestos causes lung disease. Do you know if your home has it? How can you be certain? If I am going to do any major work on a home that is likely to contain asbestos, I have it tested. If the sample is negative, the job is then cheaper, if it is positive, I know that I have to take particular care - simple!
I apologise for not updating my current information before this. Construction work in NSW is now allowed to resume (late July, early August 2021) but with significant restrictions. Work at occupied premises is now entirely contactless and can only occur if risk factors can be controlled. Some work must now be done offsite. I am … Continue reading Covid-19 in NSW
As you all know, we are now in lockdown again. As an essential worker, I am allowed to continue to visit customers and work outside of my home. I did this all through last year. However, I have decided that I will stop work until the afternoon of Wednesday 30th June, before reviewing the current … Continue reading Covid 19 and lockdown in NSW
I wrote an article on my FaceBook page a little while ago about downlights and requirements. https://www.facebook.com/greg.rowell.electrical/posts/544638732748180 Well, this article is a follow up from that, and I refer to the Wiring Rules – AS/NZS 3000:2018 Amt 1 Illegally installed socket outlet. Suspended without support. There are a lot of contractors offering cheap change-overs from … Continue reading Downlights – Changing over to LEDs
Well.... this was an interesting find! Yep it is a pot, but hey... what are those wires coming out of it? What an interesting find. Yep it's a POT. But what are those wires coming out of it? Holy Moly, there is something electrical in this thing! I've come across all sorts of things in … Continue reading The pot!
I seem to write about this a lot, another electrician who has done bad work. Here is a photograph of an appliance for you that says volumes about the general quality of work these days. I couldn't believe this when I saw it. An electrician appears to have tested this appliance and passed it as … Continue reading Bad appliance testing