I don't have a problem with non electricians doing electrical, I have a problem with people that do it wrong doing it, that includes some "electricians".Electricians are a special breed, we (for the most part) feel no one but an electrician should do electric work. But we are expert DIYer's at everything else, having built 3 houses I can attest to this.
I'm not a resi guy, but this is a great way to convince homeowners that they shouldn't be doing their own electrical work. As a bonus, it allows them to run two large-current-draw appliances from the same duplex receptacle. That code should never have changed to allow the 20A T-slot garbage instead, IMO.All I have to say is:
Last week, 3 separate service calls.
Problem- kitchen counter plugs not working. Breakers keep tripping.
Reason- DIY husband decided to change plugs in kitchen and didn't split the plug.
When I inspected in Camden, I refered to them as "Local Talent".spelling mistake or not i'm still laughing because i've been there ! Hell yeah !!!
In the U.K we have a slight upgrade from the DIY (Destroy It Yourself ) Handyman,they are called the KITCHEN FITTER !!! Man these guys can really make a fast buck ! These are the original bodge it and scarper specialists.
They go round to fit a new kitchen and do some alterations to the wiring in the kitchen then some smuck has to pick up the pieces when it all goes wrong,thats usually a guy like me :laughing::laughing: