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    MR shood

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    what size electrical cable do you guys use?

    i was told 1.5mm but does 1mm hurt?
    just for downlights?


    thanks in advance


    o and whats some standard prices on 100 M drums
     
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    First of all you have to be a Licensed Electrician to any electrical work.
    Second if your buying the cable good luck getting a cheap price as copper is through the roof.
     
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    Cable size depends on the load, , installation method, the length of the cable and the rating of the protection device - all outlined in AS3000:2007

    So no one here can say 1mm or 1.5mm will suffice.

    Mick
     
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    And the answer is, it depends.
     
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    Don't be cheap Mr Shood

    Mr Shood
    Electricity can kill you or worse someone else..
    That is why by law electrical installations must be completed by appropriately trained & licensed people.
    You say "just for downlights" downlights are not simple, they get VERY hot (they start house fires) and consume more power than a fluorescent.
    The tone of your recent emails all seem to be after something "on the cheap"
    C-Bus may be the wrong product for you as it is relatively expensive, particularly when compared to the cabling and lights and standard switches.

    Don't be a tightar*e when it comes to electrical safety.

    Regards Matthew
     
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    i guess what we are trying to say is....

    You have spent considerable time, effort and $$$ building a place, to take shortcuts on safety, could lose you more than you bargined for.

    If the worst did happen, you could loose EVERYTHING, as all an insurance company is going to do is look for any excuse not to pay, if they find out you did some of the wiring... you can kiss it all goodbye.

    Not to mention, the risks to everyone else living there....


    It is sometimes very little things that make a very big difference.
     
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    There have been quite a lot of posts on this forum in the past from people who want advice about electrical standards, wiring, installation, etc.

    You won't get that advice because:-

    - It is against the law for a non-licensed electrician to perform work on the fixed wiring.

    - If anybody here gives you advice and you are non-licensed, then the forum publishers AS WELL AS the person giving the advice are helping you break the law and are probably also legally liable.

    - See the above comment about insurance companies.

    - What needs to be done depends on the circumstances.

    - You hardly expect a sparky to tell you what needs to be done so they can do themselves out of work?!?!?!

    FOR THESE REASONS THIS THREAD IS BEING CLOSED.
     
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