Workshop
Start a discussion

The Workshop community can help with your home improvement projects.

Lighting and Electrical

TonyJ
Budding Contributor
25 replies

Hi all, We are installing 16 extra solar panels on our roof and adding battery storage. The battery is a 1.2KW Lithium Iron Phosphate with 10 years wa ...

AHoy
Experienced Contributor
2 replies

Thinking about getting this - seems like a very quick and easy solution to home security. We've been burgled once before, with the offender crowbaring ...

Moderator Walter
Moderator

A mate had a short circuit on his Shark Navigator vacuum cleaner. We spent some time trying to get a local electrician to do a board level repair, but ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
44 replies

It's nearly winter and the temperature is starting to drop, particularly at night. Unfortunately, when the temperature drops, our power bills tend to ...

Millie
New Contributor
10 replies

Here is a link to the tutorial where I build a lightbox. This link will let you get enroled into a free tutorial class. I have built my lightbox,u ...

Alicia
Established Contributor
3 replies

In my house we've just got a really old radiant strip heater on the bathroom wall. A bit like this but wall mounted: It works OK but I get a bit ner ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Workshop community update #89 Hi all, “Possibly the greatest thing about D.I.Y. for me is learning something new,” says Roy Quinsey in our rece ...

aly
Super Contributor
May

Our current house has a tiny and very basic laundry which is due for a much needed revamp. With such limited space, i'm considering a washer dryer com ...

Monument
Budding Contributor
8 replies
May

Was considering getting one of these for the gate side of the house which is in darkness both on approach and exit. They only cost about $30 and there ...

dani2526
Junior Contributor
21 replies

Hi everyone I was hoping for some wiring helpwith my auto chicken door please. I have copied my plans from another post on this page by Darryl. I h ...

donkeybrothers
New Contributor
4 replies

I've seen those fancy code locks that don't require a key are becoming more popular. They are a great idea. I'm keen to install one for our backyard s ...

beckyboo
Budding Contributor
12 replies

Hi, I'm very new to DIY. This will be my first ever project. Last week I bought an old Millard caravan for 500 dollars. I'm unsure of the year and mo ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Workshop community update #87 Hi all, Workshop members this week have been discussing their biggest challenges when it comes to home improvem ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Workshop community update #86 Hi all, It’s been wonderful to have so many new community members join us in recent weeks. We look forward to you ...

darylhewston
Super Contributor
22 replies

G'day fellow workshoppers, Finally got around to designing, building and installing the new auto door for our girls. I was quiet shocked at the pri ...

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
3 replies
Community Manager Jason
Community Manager
31 replies

As I'm nearing the end of our backyard games room project, I had an eclectic assortment of items in my basket during my long weekend trip to Bunnings. ...

achoy
New Contributor
7 replies

I had a pressure cleaner for over a year. Last week was the first time I assemble it and try to use it. The power is on and water hose fitted to the ...

Henno
Established Contributor
1 reply

If you ever feel yourself even walking near, going to compare, even looking at integrated lighting, slap yourself across the face and walk away immedi ...

Joel
New Contributor
5 replies

Hi guys I bought a pendent light from Bunnings and it plugs into a batten holder but first I’m going to have to change over from a celling rose to a b ...

Why join the Workshop community?

Workshop is a friendly place to learn, get ideas and find inspiration for your home improvement projects