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?
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!
Have you ever been told by an electrician that you "must" fix something and wondered - Do I REALLY have to? Maybe, or maybe not... But here's what you need to think of.
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 thought that I would share this article with a brief discussion, because it demonstrates some legal obligations that you may be required to abide by. I will only discuss electrical safety in this instance, but you may have other obligations from a building safety/WHS perspective as well. Electrical Safety As a home owner, landlord … Continue reading Electrical Safety
RCDs and RCBOs.
What are they, how do they work?
When should you test or replace them?
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.