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…
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 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?
The injury to my arm is healing, but slower than expected... updated - 2018, Sept 30 see: Delayed by injury for more information. Progress is slow with my arm folks - sorry. While there have been a few improvements, it is taking much longer than any of us would have thought. It was a very … Continue reading Injury update
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
RCDs and RCBOs.
What are they, how do they work?
When should you test or replace them?