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…
I guess this work wasn't checked... This is the connection of a circuit breaker for an air conditioner I recently had the unfortunate experience of investigating. Hmmm... Houston, I think there's a problem here? Can you see what the problem is? Hmmm... Is this connected properly? I am not sure!!! Whoops, this air conditioning installer … Continue reading Uh Oh
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 thought I would share these couple of images. I got asked to install a new oven recently and was shocked at the way the oven had been installed. The oven and stove had been installed on the same circuit, which had overloaded it and contradicted the manufacturers warnings and instructions. Typical bad electrical work. … Continue reading Bad workmanship
Ever wondered what bad wiring looked like. Perhaps you wondered what good wiring looks like. Have a look at some examples here!
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.