Yes laughable, stupid, moronic and bureaucratic - makes my blood boil, damned nanny state.
Originally Posted by graandjac
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I just read another post which says you CAN change plugs, but not sockets. Oops. Does that mean you can't extend the electrics in your roof space to put extra sockets in all your rooms? Oops, bet it does. Thank goodness I sold that house! Oops!
Last edited by LordLucan; 31-03-2009 at 09:35 AM.
you can change plug tops without an electrical licence :)
Originally Posted by turners
but you are not allowed to cchange light fittings gpo's or anything that includes the internal wiring in your house as you are not qualified hope you cab sleep when the house burns down with the people who bought it in it
thats why i went to college so i knew what i was doing and can do it properly
lets hope theres not a fault in the cable then, and the house burns down with everyone in it, and you the last to sign off on the job !!!!!!!!!
Lets not blow a whole thing up!
You can change the plug tops without any problems, its the power points you can't change. Retail on a Clipsal plug top is $5.76 but you should be able to get them cheaper. HPM I know are cheaper but personaly the Clipsal product is 100's time better and eaiser to fit, instruction are in the packet[/quote
Yes its easy.......YOU ARE NOT allowed by law to change plug tops, didnt say i agreed with it.
I think I might want to believe the qualified and certified (:p) electrician, as opposed to anyone else... but that's just me.
However walking around a new build in the local area, I was horrified at the first fix electrics....
2.No clear routes for the wires, just ran willy nilly from one point to the next
I live in a brand new house and the wires have all come loose from the light switches and the light in the garage was stuck on because the sparky wired it in wrong.
There are no fuses or RCD's on the plugs/sockets (WTF?)
the electric regs here do not induce a feeling of safety and comfort... plugs in bathrooms etc. also seem wrong, convenient, but wrong!
My only comfort is that it's better than some of the wiring I saw in India!!!
Last edited by Alipally; 01-04-2009 at 03:23 AM.
Reason: Weird quote!
Its hardly brain surgery! I sleep well enough thank you.
Originally Posted by LordLucan
Changed loads of plugs in my time here... Get yourself to big W - they're $2-3 a pop there depending on the style.
As a first step, bring half a dozen 4-way adaptors. That way you can change 6 plugs for many appiances. That way you also retain the good old pommie fuse (the only fuses here are in the breaker box outside). Bear in mind though that the replacement plugs are 10amp not 13.
You'll certainly be looking to change plugs asap after trying to get phone charger transformers to stick in the socket using the UK-Aus adaptors!
You'll freak when you see how flimsy they are compared to the solid UK ones. But they do the job :)
its not brain surgery but you still are not qualified to install new gpo's how do you know you have done it safely did you test the extra gpo's you installed i think not so you dont know if they are done correctly do you anything could happen glad i dont live in that house :D
Originally Posted by tooeasy
they brought licences in to stop cowboys :p
Originally Posted by Alipally
if there is no rcd's on your gpo's then it should never have been passed and the builder should never have signed it off every installation has to have a coc to be signed off this is to ensure its been tested and installed to the current regulations ;)