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  Reply # 973435 24-Jan-2014 11:22 Send private message

gundar: It's watered down because you can get killed by 12v - I work for a company that makes electric fences, we have to build protection in to our products for this reason.

That's true. Fire risk is also a factor with 12V. I'm aware this is not your main point, but the actual risk of an incident involving probability of death occurring from 240V is much higher. Also there are very strong legal requirements for working with 240V.There are no legal requirements for working with 12V.

Edit: I was wrong. There are legal requirements for working with 12V.

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  Reply # 973523 24-Jan-2014 13:35 Send private message

andrewNZ:
freitasm: I can stick a post with the list above and a disclaimer to seek professional help for anything beyond that.


The regs change quite often. While the information on the page in question appears mostly correct, it is lacking some very important information IMO, and the reference (reg 64) is already out of date.

Any sticky would need to be very general or constantly updated.


To further elaborate on this, the regs change so often that even profesionals are starting to have to refer to the book more than ever before. If any of you are electricians (or licensed servicemen), you will be familiar with the refreshers being more of an argument than an actual refresher course.  It needs a massive overhaul.
Personal liability needs to come into it somewhere. 

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  Reply # 973529 24-Jan-2014 13:51 Send private message

Klipspringer:



Must give this a try this is awsome




I'm going to noob myself past judgement

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  Reply # 973540 24-Jan-2014 13:56 Send private message

Lyderies:
Klipspringer:



Must give this a try this is awsome


Yes I highly recommend it.
Pretty handy actually. Just be careful you don't mess any beer on the radio. It may cause it to short and it could end up shocking you. And make sure the table is secure, otherwise the beers may slide off.

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  Reply # 973575 24-Jan-2014 14:28 Send private message

Radio? Looks like some kind of grilling device.

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  Reply # 973779 24-Jan-2014 19:44 Send private message

Based on how many rules and regulations a registered electrician needs to adhere to these days, I'd avoid DIY. If anything went wrong heaven forbid, is it worth your insurance company not paying out due to you having no code of compliance? Not worth it IMO. I was married to a sparky and what they go through now is a headache.

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  Reply # 973801 24-Jan-2014 20:46

Most of the electrical work that a house owner can do legally is exempted from CoC. That is the replace fittings and connect/disconnect stuff. Extended or new circuits must be inspected and connected by a Reg Inspector who supplies the cert.

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  Reply # 973973 25-Jan-2014 09:37 Send private message

Hey guys, I was thinking of building my own DIY nuclear reactor in the back yard.

Where's the best place to get some uranium from? And is it safe to store it in cardboard boxes? (I'll play it safe and line the boxes with tinfoil.)

Any advice and/or experience would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 973981 25-Jan-2014 10:11 Send private message

[joke]

I know some Iranian friend of a friend who worked in a couple of secret labs... He can meet you in the car park at New World with a plastic bag full of the stuff

[/joke]

[Now wait for the NSA to read this, pass it on to GCSB/CIA and have them knocking at the door]




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  Reply # 973988 25-Jan-2014 10:36

DarthKermit: Hey guys, I was thinking of building my own DIY nuclear reactor in the back yard.

Where's the best place to get some uranium from? And is it safe to store it in cardboard boxes? (I'll play it safe and line the boxes with tinfoil.)

Any advice and/or experience would be appreciated.


That's been tried before. Look up David Hahn the "nuclear boy scout". Find your own crack pot experiment :-)

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  Reply # 974079 25-Jan-2014 13:27 Send private message

in regards to the McDonald's coffee incident, you need to watch the documentary "Hot Coffee"

They were running the coffee machine purposely extra hot and had cases of it burning others in the past
She didn't want the money, she only wanted to cover expenses



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  Reply # 974258 25-Jan-2014 19:25 Send private message

DarthKermit: We have a sign at work in the staff room telling people to not close the dishwasher or the cupboard doors or the drawers with their feet as it may damage them.

There's also another sign telling people to make sure the pointy end of anything sharp faces downwards in the dishwasher basket thingy.

I kid you all not about these two examples.


Really? Always been handles down for dishwashering for me..




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  Reply # 974259 25-Jan-2014 19:31 Send private message

freitasm: [joke]

I know some Iranian friend of a friend who worked in a couple of secret labs... He can meet you in the car park at New World with a plastic bag full of the stuff

[/joke]

[Now wait for the NSA to read this, pass it on to GCSB/CIA and have them knocking at the door]



Just hang out in the lone pine mall carpark for a van with some old guy with some in it. Be sure to wear your vest tho...




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  Reply # 974286 25-Jan-2014 20:09 Send private message

DarthKermit: Hey guys, I was thinking of building my own DIY nuclear reactor in the back yard.

Where's the best place to get some uranium from?

Work on cold fusion instead. Uranium is not required.

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  Reply # 974337 25-Jan-2014 21:27 Send private message

richms:
DarthKermit: We have a sign at work in the staff room telling people to not close the dishwasher or the cupboard doors or the drawers with their feet as it may damage them.

There's also another sign telling people to make sure the pointy end of anything sharp faces downwards in the dishwasher basket thingy.

I kid you all not about these two examples.


Really? Always been handles down for dishwashering for me..

every dishwasher manual will tell you handles down except items like sharp knives, whick should always be handle up.

I suppose if your knives are blunt then it doesn't matter. I keep mine very very sharp.

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