DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to StopDIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop


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DIY Electrics: Assessing Safety and Knowing When to Stop

When I bought my first home, I could only afford one that was a bit worn down. As we didn't have a lot of money to pay a contractor, my partner and I did a lot of the work ourselves. While we were keen to tackle drywall, rip up and replace flooring and paint everything, we were a bit scared of the electrics. The house was old, and it had suffered from water damage. I wasn't sure what was safe and what wasn't. However, I learned a lot about electrics along the way, and I fell in love with the topic. I want to help others in the same situation so decided to start this blog. My name is Kate, and welcome.

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3 Ways to Improve Electrical Safety in Your Home

Electricity is a vital part of any modern home, being critical in providing lighting, heating and power for the many appliances you use every day. However, if you do not take steps to protect yourself, electricity can present a real hazard to you and your family. The risks posed by electricity include electrical shocks and fires. You can reduce the hazard posed by electricity in your home by taking a few simple steps. Read More 

Could Half of All Australian Households Go Off-Grid?

As many Australians already know, solar panels are a great way to save money on your energy bills, but could they one day allow you to disconnect from the grid entirely? According to a 2015 report by the Climate Council, reductions in the price of batteries could mean that going off-grid is no more expensive than staying connected by as early as 2018. The Climate Council predicts that half of all Australian households could soon begin using a solar installation that includes battery storage, allowing them to let go of their dependence on the national electricity grid. Read More 

When to Call for Emergency Breakdown Services

When your car has broken down by the side of the road, you may be tempted to try some minor repairs on your own. If you're a mechanic or your car has a recurring problem that you know how to address, this might be an option; however, for most situations, you want to call for emergency breakdown services instead. Note when and why this is a better choice so you know what to do the next time your car acts up. Read More 

Tips to Help You Get Better Signals Using Your Digital Antenna

It can be very challenging to get a strong signal for all channels that you would like to receive using your indoor digital antenna. However, there are some tips that can help you to get acceptable reception using that digital antenna. This article discusses some of those helpful tips. Use a Longer Cable Using a longer cable may sometimes weaken the signal of your antenna. This is because the signal is subjected to interference from different sources, such as electromagnetic fields from nearby electronics, for a longer duration. Read More 

Tips to Cushion Homeowners Against Electrical Hazards

Electricity deserves your appreciation as well as your attention in equal measure. On one side, it allows you to use home appliances such as fridges, toasters, dishwashers, ovens, laundry machines, etc., which makes life much more comfortable and household chores a lot easier to do. On the flip side, electricity can cause fire, electrocution and other electrical hazards that may harm your loved ones and destroy the items inside your house. Read More