Playing with mains electricity
I'm of the belief that most of us have played, in some form or another, with mains electricity. Whether it be fixing the power cord we accidentally cut in two, or juicing up a computer psu...
So. I'm wondering if any of you have an electrician's licence. Reason I'm asking is that in Australia, doing anything with mains power requires one. Playing with power sockets, power plugs or cords, installing lights etc. Firstly, do you have this problem in the US?
I've seen a few projects which involve light fittings and licence-requiring activities, and I have to wonder whether you're all licenced to do this sort of thing, or whether you're all licenced.
And just thinking that there could be a potential loophole in the regulations... If you hooked up two ac transformers to step down the step back up, so you're where you started, technically, you're not running off mains power... if you get my drift.
anyway. you all ignore this little aspect of the law or what?