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    i am in qld , but i see no reason from here why...

    i am in qld , but i see no reason from here why you couldnt get your sparkie to hook it up across 3 phases.
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    unless the outlet was for a special purpose that...

    unless the outlet was for a special purpose that used a bit of power eg pool ,15A for welder , this is fine
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    i havent filled one out in a while but i have a...

    i havent filled one out in a while but i have a form that lists work carried out and and lists of defects you found which you get the customer to sign and give them a copy etc.
    under advice from the...
  4. lol

    lol
  5. sparkies - what bodgy work have you seen done by laymen?

    ok this is one for the sparkies .
    there are always threads about why people should be able to do their own work so i thought id start one on why they shouldnt.

    first one is the cattle farmer...
  6. crisp, the issue is not withholding info ,the...

    crisp, the issue is not withholding info ,the rule book is available for anyone to buy, but with being liable for someone who has performed substandard work at your direction.
    my opposition to...
  7. Thread: Roughing-in

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    ill back you up nev, i always clean up after...

    ill back you up nev, i always clean up after myself too.
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    i have seen this somewhere too but cant recall...

    i have seen this somewhere too but cant recall where or when just that your situation rings a bell.
    if i can remember ill let you know. lol
  9. as3000 2007 3.11.5 states 100mm from other...

    as3000 2007 3.11.5 states 100mm from other services and then refers you to 3.9.8.4 for further info which then refers to the communications standard which i dont have.
    so back filling a bit and then...
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    just dont put the power point behind the...

    just dont put the power point behind the dishwasher, put it in a cupboard to either side
  11. would be an easier job to move a power pole than...

    would be an easier job to move a power pole than a pillar box lol.
    but maybe you could be lucky and be on the end of the run.
    ask about getting the pillar box turned into a pit , then you could...
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    mate there are too many variables for us to tell...

    mate there are too many variables for us to tell you what it should be with out looking at it ourselves.
    is your mate a sparky?
    unless you are trying to limit current flow on say 25mm or bigger...
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    depends on whether its a circuit breaker or an...

    depends on whether its a circuit breaker or an isolator, if its an isolation switch than i think its not the right size, but if it is a circuit breaker then it may be there to limit current and...
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    cool idea, i think what he means is using one of...

    cool idea, i think what he means is using one of these will reduce your bill by 15%. in otherwords you central heating wont need to run when the cans have direct sunlight
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    check out the thermostats and ceramic bulbs...

    check out the thermostats and ceramic bulbs available for reptile heating.
    quite simple to hook up
  16. good link thanks,

    good link thanks,
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    put a single 4ft in every bay parallel to the...

    put a single 4ft in every bay parallel to the house and put them on a few different switches so you dont have to have them all on at once but can if you want to
  18. they have either been not available or sold out...

    they have either been not available or sold out for ages , so i thought someone would know of them if they are so popular.
    you can buy them in the usa for AUD$4600 or so but i dont know postage...
  19. lol

    lol
  20. bit of a hijack, but ia m doing some looking...

    bit of a hijack, but ia m doing some looking around on grid connected wind power my house and had found these
    ...
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    what sort of light fittings are they?

    what sort of light fittings are they?
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    as aobve

    as aobve
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    i see your point nev, but if the two cables are...

    i see your point nev, but if the two cables are different phases then its 415v, regardless of how its being used and i assume hes not on a swer line to get 480v.
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    if you have 3 phase at your house the oven is...

    if you have 3 phase at your house the oven is supposed to connect over two phases to share load. with most stoves ive seen it is just a matter of removing the active link at the terminal block to run...
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    thanks for the replies everyone, i would...

    thanks for the replies everyone,

    i would think voltage fluctuations or vibrations would be a likely cause but as i do the electrical work for all the houses in that street and about 80% of the...
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    a question for the sparkies

    had a battern holder that was regulary blowing bulbs with not much use. i replaced the battern holder and put a new bulb in it and went on my merry way and then had the tennant tell me yesterday when...
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    when i was doing my contractors course questions...

    when i was doing my contractors course questions like this used to annoy me as well, there is far too much leeway in as 3000 for my liking. i used to write "as many as required while still being fit...
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    i also had an inerest in what they would look like

    i also had an inerest in what they would look like
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    put a crapper in the shed

    put a crapper in the shed
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    got a link to the product website, then we could...

    got a link to the product website, then we could probably guess what the sparky would say
  31. Thread: Sealing a flue?

    by dan76
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    you could try giving these people a ring, they...

    you could try giving these people a ring, they talk about using silicone to seal the ovens


    http://clayworkswoodfiredovens.com.au/kit.htm
  32. Thread: RCD Trips

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    id think the most likely explanation is a loop...

    id think the most likely explanation is a loop between two power circuits somewhere in the house and one rcd protecting circuit breakers.
    would have been easy to overlook when doing testing if they...
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    ive never tried to fix a fan, for the cost of...

    ive never tried to fix a fan, for the cost of them the labour isnt worth it,have seen quite a few where the bearings have siezed up.dont get a cheap one they are absolute crap. go to a whaolesaler...
  34. Thread: RCD Trips

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    yes, dangerous situation turn one circuit breaker...

    yes, dangerous situation turn one circuit breaker off so that the cable is protected against overload until you can get it fixed
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    all the figures here seem to be quoting optimal...

    all the figures here seem to be quoting optimal installation scenario. if your mains run through your roof and insulation 16mm is only god for 57amps clipped to a truss and 36 amps completely...
  36. Thread: Split Conduit

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    use a resin kit to repair the cable

    use a resin kit to repair the cable
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    "they recommend that normally power conduit is...

    "they recommend that normally power conduit is run up next to the slab and up one of the ridges in the colorbond"

    cant quote a clause number off top of my head but i have a memory of not being...
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    mate , talk to the tradies and with the attitude...

    mate , talk to the tradies and with the attitude you have of being planned out and having a clear idea of what you want the finished job to be i cant see you having any problems.

    except maybe the...
  39. Thread: Seriously weird!

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    bit of a funny one, stapling a cable seems the...

    bit of a funny one, stapling a cable seems the most likely , the only times ive seen induced voltage are over long runs with high voltage, eg a fence under a power line.
    i would get a sparky to...
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    davo, where to start ranting ??? funny...

    davo, where to start ranting ???

    funny thing is the fluoro is done right


    think ill have to start an electricians thread lol
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