Electrical Breaches That Can Spell Disasters
Most people think that electrical hazards can only occur from faulty wires, damaged circuits or irregular influx of electric current. However, there are certain breaches, which many of us fall prey to, that can spell serious trouble for the us as well as others.
During inspections carried out by our experts at OA Electrical, a wide range of breaches which can create dangerous situations often surface, and many of them are direct violations of Australian electrical regulations. In this blog, we are going to talk about those breaches in detail:
This is quite common with overly enthusiastic DIY individuals who splice their existing wires in order to connect new ones together, and by mistake, forget to put that splice back into the junction box. Such a breach can hike up the possibilities of a fire accident occurring from short circuiting of the wires.
Old Wires With New Fixtures
Wires that were manufactured for light fixtures back in 1987 could tolerate 60℃, but modern light fixtures generate around 90℃ of heat. Therefore, if old wiring is used for the installation of new light fixtures, the resulting combination won’t be able to protect the system during an overload.
In general, insulation holes through which wires are passed have a diameter of around ⅞inch, and it implies that they are not meant to hold more than 3 wires at any give time. However, sometimes, DIY enthusiasts may try to force even 6 wires into an insulation hole. Such a thing can easily lead to fire accidents by causing the insulation to get damaged & exposed.
Tube & Knob Wiring
The tube and knob wiring is one of the oldest forms of wiring existing to this day, and also a serious violation of electrical regulations. It was a highly advanced technology during the 1800s & 1900s, when electricity was made accessible to homes for the first time. As such, one can well imagine how much outdated this wiring system actually is. Again, having it in a home or office can definitely spike the risks of an electrical fire accident.
If you wish to prevent a sudden mishap in your home from the above mentioned electrical breaches, then get in touch at once with our experts at OA Electrical Services. We would perform a thorough inspection of your property and replace any existing breach with its regulation-compliant counterpart.
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