Frayed electrical cords. Worth replacing?

If you have a much loved appliance, but the electrical cord at the end is getting damaged or frayed it can be tricky to work out what to do. The first rule of thumb is DON’T DIY. The temptation is to simply grab a new plug or attempt to fix it yourself. The...

Cheap Imported Cable Can Kill

Many DIYers or budget sparkies try to save a few $ by buying cheap imported electrical wiring, fans or light fittings. The only problem is that many of the fittings or wiring doesn’t comply with Australian safety standards, which is why we will never install...

Lucky To Be Alive – Live Dog Bath Wiring

Water and dodgy electrical work don’t go together.  Here’s a plug that was on a mobile dog bath. The customer had complained that they sometimes got a zap when they inserted or removed the  plug. With no cover on the terminals, they were lucky they...

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