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    Hi Tahlia, I am a licenced electrician. I...

    Hi Tahlia,

    I am a licenced electrician. I work for myself.

    Some things to help you out.

    1. The electrician must provide you with a certificate of electrical safety for the works

    2....
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    It's fine on a lighting circuit. Is the...

    It's fine on a lighting circuit.

    Is the people above who are quoting the AS3000 electricians as I would have thought this question was a very easy one.

    As Nev said, what has been quoted above...
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    E Mistral. If you aim is to completely seal the...

    E Mistral. If you aim is to completely seal the downlight from draft, and worried about fire from the downlights, you can purchase plastic covers that clip over the downlight completely enclosing the...
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    I'm a bit puzzeled by all of this twisting the...

    I'm a bit puzzeled by all of this twisting the same direction?? Last time I striped some stranded 2.5mm the 7 strands run straight in the insulation. You can twist it left or right. The only twisted...
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    Montiee.. Do you realise the RCD will not trip...

    Montiee.. Do you realise the RCD will not trip from overload?
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    If you continually plug the same appliance in and...

    If you continually plug the same appliance in and the safety switch trips then look at that appliance.

    Generally I would look at the following in order - gas stove ignition, dishwasher, spa pump,...
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    Check you electricty meter. Some of the newer...

    Check you electricty meter.

    Some of the newer ones have a boost button.
  8. Thread: Faulty lights

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    Crisp is spot on. At the time I didn't notice...

    Crisp is spot on.

    At the time I didn't notice the lights to be dim but it was pretty bright in the room from the sun. Lots of windows.

    The downlights were just standard ones, probably the old...
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    I'm not too sure if there is a rule that say's...

    I'm not too sure if there is a rule that say's one 15amp socket per circuit or if it is just common practice.

    I don't see why, in the situation of a shed at home, replacing a 10amp power point...
  10. Thread: Faulty lights

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    That's pretty good Bob. 3 phase HWS. Supply...

    That's pretty good Bob.

    3 phase HWS. Supply auth connected the power earlier that day.

    2 phases were working, not the blue service fuse.

    From memory, the HWS was connected in delta. When...
  11. Thread: Faulty lights

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    Come on Nev, I'm being serious here.

    Come on Nev, I'm being serious here.
  12. Thread: Faulty lights

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    Faulty lights

    This is for all the electricians.

    Was at a townhouse in Melbourne a while ago. When i turned on the hot tap in the kitchen some of the lights turned on in the place.

    When I turned the tap...
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    I would asume the rcd would now protect all the...

    I would asume the rcd would now protect all the unprotected ccts, ie oven, hws stove etc and would operate on these as normal. That is assuming there is only one RCD.

    Wouldn't the generator have...
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    Wantirna, Vic - Free volcanic rocks

    Got a heap of volcanic rocks for free. Maybe 2 to 3 trailer loads if anybody is interested.
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    Hi. I am an electrician based in Melbourne. My...

    Hi. I am an electrician based in Melbourne. My estimate for your work would be somewhere between $400 and $700. You will need to dig the trench. The main variable is the distance to the switchboard...
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