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9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Buying Downlights Online - Halogen/CFL/LED

Photo quality is fine; I can see the approval number on that without zooming: SAA120362EA. I presume the N27105 is the NSW approval number - or is it the…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
buying lights overseas

I'm pretty sure earthing of light fittings came in well before 1995. Given your description, I'd say it was one of two things: the original light didn't require an…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Buying Downlights Online - Halogen/CFL/LED

Yes. As vkdirector1 recently posted, certain electrical goods are required to be approved for use in Australia. If you are importing any of these goods, then you become…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Old Light socket rewiring 7 wires having issues

You're lucky the lights even came on at all. Even moving the wiring on such an old house is asking for trouble; it could be the old cotton-covered stuff…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
buying lights overseas

This is a great misconception. I've seen plenty of stuff (not light fittings) and even bought some advertised as "meets Australian Standards" and it wasn't. Lights are a…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
downlight fire from duct tape [nearly]

Are they building industry professionals? I don't know what the BCA (or whatever it's been renamed to now) states in relation to provision of heat covers for downlights, but…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
downlight fire from duct tape [nearly]

How "new"? It's been in AS3000 since 2007 and any downlights installed since then (even in existing houses) require minimum clearances to be maintained (as you already mentioned in…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder deliberate damage to footpath

+1. Footpath "damage" was a deliberate act as part of installing underground services (and yes, could have been avoided). I would expect the contractor responsible for cutting it…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
AS3000 pool updates

AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and significant changes were made to the earthing requirements for pools. Here is a summary:
Equipotential bonding conductor connection point for swimming and spa…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
AS3000 air conditioning and heat pumps updates

AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and here's a summary of the new requirements for air conditioners and heat pumps:
- Air conditioning units and heat pumps are required to be…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
AS3000 recessed lighting requirements updates

That is the correct clause number.

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
AS3000 recessed lighting requirements updates

I'll have to check the clause number later. I've seen about 3 houses in the past 6 months with "modified" downlight fittings. At $3/bracket I can see why…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
AS3000 recessed lighting requirements updates

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or in the "Building Standards" section; feel free to move if needed.
AS3000 was amended in December 2012 and here's a summary…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder's Warranty claim?

I had a look at the rest of the photos I took and it is near the main bathroom, but I reckon it would take alot of water to get…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder's Warranty claim?

Cropped photos:
http://www.datazap.net/sites/basshead/i ... _0516e.jpg
http://www.datazap.net/sites/basshead/i ... _0515e.jpg
Photos are of the same section of floor, but taken from slightly different location/angle.
The light wasn't sufficient…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder's Warranty claim?

It's on a slab :) The most noticeable part of the "damage" was in the main corridor/walkway area from the front door to the rear…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder's Warranty claim?

Thanks for the tip. I had a similar requirement on my present property when the fence was damaged by the removalist truck when the previous owner moved out.
If I…

9 years9 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Builder's Warranty claim?

(mods feel free to move this thread if this is the incorrect section)
I'm looking at purchasing a property which is approx 2y/o, yet the "floating floor" is already wearing out…

11 years11 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Solar Panel Recs value

I don't know if REC's are different values in each state, but the prices plummetted in NSW about a week ago, from $42/REC to $35/REC, meaning I just lost $1100…

11 years11 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Solar Panel Efficiency

I signed-up for a free copy of Photon magazine. The issue that arrived this week lists spec's of 3000 panels!!! Obviously they're not all available in Oz (I…

11 years11 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Solar Panel Orientation

I think skillion roofs are generally slope about 10-15 degrees (I haven't calculated/measured mine which is 16sqm)?
Fixed-tilt brackets would be recommended to obtain higher system output during winter months, but…

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

I've given up investigating possible solutions to this problem and returned the globes to be swapped for 240v versions, and expect them to arrive early next week.

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Solar Panel Orientation

http://www.pvwatts.org calculator will tell you how much percentage loss you will have from various aspects. It might be abit confusing for first-time users though. …

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

How old is your antenna? From the reading of the other forum thread I have read that a corroded antenna can also be the cause of the problem. …

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

I forgot about that forum, thanks for reminding me of it...
I just tried to connect up the new balun box and even after being told by the salesman that they…

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

This morning I replaced the cable from the splitter box to the tv outlet and channel 9 works fine with 5 of the 12v LED globes turned on (however channel…

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

No, my one has a separate round (12v?) power jack connector.

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

The power lead on the plug-pack for the amplifier isn't long enough to reach to the top of the antenna. The amplifer is directly beneath the antenna, but under…

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

Over the weekend, the seller also suggested I try a "Nelson" transformer from Bunnings. But after reading your comment re: cabling, I know the cabling from the antenna to…

12 years12 yearsinstallation inspectorinstallation inspector posted:
Help! 12v LED downlight globes = TV interference

No change with adjusting amplifier gains, and no change with earthing the shield/frame of the splitter either...
Looks like I'm going to try to get the 12v globes replaced with 240v…

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