If you have bought an outside electrical switch, light, power point, or child proof power point, you may have seen it described with an IP rating. . . . but what does the IP numbers mean?
Understanding The Numbers
Well the IP rating (Ingress Protection Rating or International Protection Rating,) consists of two digits. These [read more…]
Most builders standard electrical fit out is fairly pathetic.
A single batten light fitting and a couple of double power points in each room!
I have even seen single power points!
Typical Builders Prices For Electrical Upgrades
Downlights – $130-160 Pendant Lights – $180-$300 Ceiling Fans – $300-$600 Bathroom 3 in 1 fan/light/heat [read more…]
Have you ever wondered why it gets so HOT in the roof space on a sunny day?
Well there is a lot of Energy coming from the Sun . . . .approximately 1.37 kw /m2 shines on the Earth
By the time the solar energy gets through the atmosphere to the ground it’s about 1kw/m2 [read more…]
When you are buying a light bulb you may have noticed the box says things like “Warm White” or “Daylight White” but what does it mean? . . . . . . and which should you buy?
Light colour is measured using the ‘Colour Temperature’ and is quoted in Kelvins (K).
A higher [read more…]
Would you worry if you saw this guy (from Jim’s Jihad?) mowing the lawn next door?
Unlikely. . . but it does illustrate the fact that neighbours can have a big effect on your enjoyment, or otherwise, of your house.
In fact 20% of us have fallen out with a neighbour in the last [read more…]