Jan 02, 2017 12:44 pm
After my build, I hired the builder's electrical contractor to hang pendant lights at my home.
After 2.5 years I noticed some of the pendant lights started sagging. I went into the manhole I found that each light is only suspended using single electrical wiring. I was expecting they were hung from a joist given they are between 5-10 kg.
I am concerned about how they are mounted and the safety risk to my family if they fall down.
I will contact the contractor but concerned they will brush it off since it has been years; so I want to prepare myself with information first.
My questions are:
1. Who would be able to tell me whether what they've done is legal/according to code? Or is there some code document I can read up?
2. If they are not willing to fix the issue or refund, what is the next step for me? e.g. complaint through tribunal, industry body etc?
I have itemised tax receipts for their work but no other document.
Picture of one of the pendant light mounting is at the link below. The green/yellow earth cable is the one used to hang the light.
I am in Perth, Western Australia.
p/s: They also installed the garden bollard lights. Part of the wiring is not in a conduit and essentially just plain wiring in the ground.
Re: How to deal with substandard electrical work2
Jan 03, 2017 10:27 am
Simply unbelievable! It would have taken less time to glue some plywood down onto the ceiling gyprock to screw the lighten betten to, instead of what he did.
Im not a leccy, but pretty sure a light fixture must be fixed in place with screws. Cant see that being legal and never seen anything like it. Just another example of the poor work you can expect in Australia, a first world country apparently.
Next step? It will be cheaper just to get a leccy in and get it fixed properly. 1 hours work to fix every 2-3 lights..
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