PLUGGED OUT 0ror plugged in?
Yesterday I had the opportunity to reading the 0ginal article and it came as a shock: one could start by making statistics and ordinary arithmetic and it will be seen that the overall costs to alter every plug in every house will take forever while certain persons like myself are able to manipulate the outcomes.
The average house has about 14 to 19 socket outlets
Having been in the trade for many years it will be understood that I came into contact with dozens of different brands but overall most brands are of plastic and/or plastic and other similar plastics and their performances have little to be proud of.
Very many of the brands are made of plastic plus exposed manufacturing bits of metal to keep it together and in one piece
In many of the cases the internal switching gear is exposed to water finding its way past the conduit and sometimes through the conduit and all due to poor workmanship over time.
Another format is that the single socket outlet is discarded and one of the double outlets are installed.
While prices may change over time the cost remains high and it will cost the home-owner a pretty penny to have all his plugs stripped out and new ones installed. But there are so many choices of plugs and a single socket-outlet costs about R85 to about R110 depending on the quality but quality is hardly something that will be passed out over the counter. It takes the average electrician about 2 hours to remove and replace two socket-outlets.