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Danger of using non certified electricians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_rKjXBHZXM Earth wire permanently liveWe got a call to a house in Dun Laoghaire to repair a faulty extractor fan. When we removed the cover from the fan we discovered that the bare earth wire was permanently live.
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Burnt Switch Fuse

Periodic Inspections could have prevented this type of occurance Danger of Fire from overloaded Switch Fuse
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Just completed PAT testing in shop in Dundrum

Just finished the yearly test of electrical equipment in a shop in Dundrum. It is a requirement by law for employers to ensure that all electrical equipment is safe. PAT testing is a great way to ensure this and each appliance is tagged that it has been tested. The employer also gets a copy of…
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Emergency Lighting Testing

Emergency lighting is required to be tested every quarter to comply with current legislation. These tests should include operational tests for either 30 mins three times per year and one 3 hour operational test. All test results should be kept in the log book. Any faults found in the test should be recorded and acted…
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Too many connections

We came across this in a house we were asked to check out after another electrician was working in the house. This was one of many faults in the house we came across. The standard of work was very poor.

Thermal Imaging to identify potential problems

Bright spot on image could identify a problem. In this case it is a bell transformer We at Carraher Electrical can carry out thermal imaging of distribution boards and any plant equipment to quickly check for overheating and potential problems
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