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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The fun will be cleaning the dust off all the wee bits on the light.
    Yes, that’s the first thing I thought ....hope you got a free stepladder for the maid when you bought those lights !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    The fun will be cleaning the dust off all the wee bits on the light.
    We won't be having dust in our house...

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    Main gate fitting and commissioning

    Just as I was leaving to go back to Dubai, the gate people were on with fitting the main electric gate:






    Stainless steel construction with aluminium slats, made to look like wood and coloured to match the house wood colour


    The concrete sub-track had been cast by K.Pot a week earlier


    1 man-power dry run to check alignment and movement


    Looks pretty good, even with the plastic wrap still on




    This is the motor mechanism - no idea if its any good - anyone else used this make?




    All the pipe conduit for the sensors


    Finished - I have seen a video of it all working. It is activated by the standard key fob

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    Boundary Bushes

    Can you remember back... I was talking about these bushes?



    I thought they would make a good deterrent as they grew quickly, and had some long and hard thorns all over them.



    OK... we went to a large market in BKK while i was there to see if we could find them - and we did!


    Sure...they are a bit small now but they grow fast, and of course...the smaller ones were cheaper!






    This one even had the fruit on already

    We bought 14 in total - that was what was available. Spent a total of 900 baht.

    I guess we will need the same again to complete but we will see how these do for now


    Oh...here's PJ planting her 'lucky' banana with the others - in case it gets lonely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    We won't be having dust in our house...


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    Did you ever find out the name of those bushes ?
    (something to file away for future reference )

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    Did you ever find out the name of those bushes ?
    (something to file away for future reference )
    Sure did, Mike....

    The Sweet Karanda , or ชื่อ ต้นไม้ มะม่วงหาวมะนาวโห่

    Fast Growth, Showy Fragrant Flowers, Edible Fruits, Attracts Birds, Wildlife Food/Shelter, Sub-Tropical, Heat, Wind and Salt Tolerant, Hedge, Container or Bonsai.

    Biology
    Leaves - opposite, obovte to oblong, cuneate base, obtuse apex, entire margin.
    Trunk - simple spines at alternate nodes; milky latex.
    Flowers - white or pink, in 3's, in axillary and terminal clusters.
    Fruits - reddish purple berries

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    Neighbor has a few large ones. Birds love the fruit. Tried a bit once. Extremeky sour.

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    Yes, the birds love it, especially the bulbuls.

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    The PEA...came to play....

    Yes, the transformer deal was done, so yesterday they turned up mob-handed to show what 228k buys you.

    The PEA synchronised climbing team put on a display for those around...





    Before all that though...


    They turned up at 1030 for an agreed 9am start. hmmm hmmmmm....


    This was the main event


    The famous Thaipat30...hope its any good!


    Looks chunky and its got some nobbly bits - just like me


    The 'boys' immediately got to work unloading the pole

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    Sorry to say TD, but it's an overkill. Maybe in the future you can recoup some costs by offering neighbours to tap off it.

    Sorry for what is maybe the first negative comment on this thread. Have to be realistic .

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    PEA transformer installation


    The auger made short work of digging the hole - about 1.6m deep




    Some of the other accessories needed to make the connection


    The lightening conductor components...


    The job was causing traffic chaos




    In the blink of an eye, the new pole was in place which was the green light for the PEA team to immediately start climbing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Sorry to say TD, but it's an overkill. Maybe in the future you can recoup some costs by offering neighbours to tap off it.

    Sorry for what is maybe the first negative comment on this thread. Have to be realistic .
    I am not an electrician so bow to your assessment.

    11 AC units, full on kitchen, swimming pool pump system, watering system, cinema, house lighting, CCTV.... I don't want to be in the situation where i switch on the kettle and all the lights go out.

    its 30/100

    there was no other transformer in the area. Remember...we are in the middle of nowhere!

    I would rather have a bit too much that slightly too little.. I remember early days on this thread when Slick was telling of the woes of not planning ahead and being under powered. Others too. I did not forget this.

    I hear what you are saying though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Sorry to say TD, but it's an overkill. Maybe in the future you can recoup some costs by offering neighbours to tap off it..
    Be a real boon for the mini housing estate on the mango land, which he's not thought of yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Be a real boon for the mini housing estate on the mango land, which he's not thought of yet.
    Actually.. yer not so far wrong - there is the resort coming to Land no.1 in future. 7 holiday villas and another pool

    Thanks for the reminder...!

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    TD when you say a "Resort Coming", is that of its own volition or is that you creating one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    there was no other transformer in the area. Remember...we are in the middle of nowhere!
    Hence what you had done was needed.

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    ^ Whot he said!

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    TD, not sure whether you have discussed with them: the tranformer is 1-phase (obviously 50 kVA), so you should not plan in future any heavy machines with 3-phase motor.

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    Mate, this is what I was banging on in this post ... http://teakdoor.com/building-in-thai...ml#post3938958 (Thai Dhupp and Princess Joy's Thai House Build)

    There is one on the pole outside ...



    I've pulled many a dead possum off transformers in the workshop.
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    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD when you say a "Resort Coming", is that of its own volition or is that you creating one?
    A little way down the line. NPT.. we will be doing it...on plot 1

    Obviously not beach-related as we are 45 minutes or so from Pattaya, but around the plot are some reasonable golf courses so i figured 5-day golfing breaks + a day sight seeing and a day relaxing.

    for farangs, obviously....ol but of course we will take anyone's money!!

    is an idea, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    TD, not sure whether you have discussed with them: the tranformer is 1-phase (obviously 50 kVA), so you should not plan in future any heavy machines with 3-phase motor.
    Thanks Klondyke...yeah we shelved the heavy industry factory idea on the grounds that it might wreck my beauty sleep and put the chickens off laying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Hence what you had done was needed.
    Of course a transformer was needed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I would rather have a bit too much that slightly too little.
    Of course. What VA or W is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Of course a transformer was needed.

    Of course. What VA or W is it?
    Hi Maanaam... I dont really know, TBH.. as I said, I'm not a sparky.

    Can you work it out from this spec sheet? It's the third one in:


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    30kVA. Approx 130A. I think.

    David48TD could say for sure.

    Indeed, I think you can run every conceivable electrical appliance throughout the property simmultaneously with no problem.

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