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    Mitsubishi also do 'reversible' airconditioners, which are very durable. 'Reversible' meaning you can use them for heating, ie. warming the air rather than cooling.
    I wish I'd opted for this, considering this cold winter up 'ere.

    For water heaters, there is some good advice in El Gibbon's "moving to the...." thread.
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    I cannot even boil and egg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    For water heaters, there is some good advice in El Gibbon's "moving to the...." thread.
    Thanks, forgot about that. I take it the general advice is to get a 4.5KW minimum Japanese-made heater?

    We picked out the floor tile last week:


    Front porch


    Living room, bedrooms and kitchen


    Bathroom. Walls on the left, floor on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Mitsubishi also do 'reversible' airconditioners, which are very durable. 'Reversible' meaning you can use them for heating, ie. warming the air rather than cooling.
    I wish I'd opted for this, considering this cold winter up 'ere.

    For water heaters, there is some good advice in El Gibbon's "moving to the...." thread.
    The correct term, is "Heat Pump' which has a reversing valve and check valve to make sure proper refrigerant flow is established reversing the indoor coil commonly named the evaporator in a/c term. and the outdoor coil commonly named condensing coil in a/c term.

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    those tiles for the bathroom walls will make the room look smaller, better to have plain tiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    those tiles for the bathroom walls will make the room look smaller, better to have plain tiles?
    Nonsense. The bathroom wall tiles are light & those floor tiles won't make much difference.

    If you want an expert's opinion, I'd PM Stroller.

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    As usual, life is full of compromises. I would have picked a plain tile for the walls. The architect suggested tiles with heavy contrasting patterns and a band of narrow tiles separating the lower wall from the upper wall. Way to busy for me.

    The pattern we ended up with is about as subtle as we could get.

    I'm happy with it....


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    ^Change your architect not your tiles

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    ^He works for the construction company but is easily swayed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Nonsense
    You and Stoller must have some nasty decor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Nonsense
    You and Stoller must have some nasty decor
    Yes. My bathroom is horrendous, but it was done by a Thai.

    I didn't say the tiles were nice, only that they were too light to make the room feel smaller than it actually is.

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    Hmmmmm

    AC how much time do you intend on spending in the bathroom? nuff said... straight on m'man.

    I've got almost the same and until today I really haven't paid a whit's attention to them

    E. G.

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    It depends on the angle of the blades and size of fan motor.
    to get air moving the way it should. Have not found any fans here in LOS that did much good. The lights have nothing to do with air movement.

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    Bad Tile

    This is the sort of look I was struggling to avoid:



    The houses they built as models all have something similar.

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    I noticed today that they are putting this insect screen in all the soffit vents:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward
    I'm about to buy a few things for the house: - Air conditioners - Anybody have particular advice as to brand, model or type on any of these times?
    I recently bought a new A/C for my bedroom and received some good advice which is posted on another thread here
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    I noticed today that they are putting this insect screen in all the soffit vents:

    Sorry, to say but this is the cheap Thai way. This was suggested to the hillbilly and dismissed.

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    ^Thanks for making me feel good.

    I think maybe this thread has gotten too much for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward View Post
    ^Thanks for making me feel good.

    I think maybe this thread has gotten too much for me.
    Hell, just remember i have been wrong most of the time.

    The house looks good, please keep the pics and comments coming.

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    hell nothing wrong with that stuff, he is building a medium class house, you want it 100 percent then you use stainless gauze, 700 percent more expensive at least and only used on mansions, and I had to travel 50kms each way to buy the stuff, a good example of the variations of building costings is flooring, this can vary from 100baht to 10,000baht per square meter, lino or granite, ceramic tiles at 400baht per square meter laid is cheap shite compared to African black Granite at 7,000baht per square meter.

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    Sorry about no text....

    Seems I posted the last batch of photos with no narrative. That's what I get for composing in an external editor and uploading without looking....


    Living room tile going down.


    This is the bench on the front porch. They wanted to put it all around the porch but we had them put in some steps down to the garden (on the left) instead.


    Window detail in the back. We'll need to plant some tall trees back here.


    Bathroom plumbing.


    So, they finish the wall and then break it to stub in the kitchen plumbing. This was how it was done on Saipan as well. Why don't they plan ahead. Oh, yeah....

    Same with the development infrastructure. First they put in the roads and fences and now they're digging things up to put in the water and underground electrical mains. Totally nuts.


    This stuff is for the drains that go around the perimeter of the block of land. The shower, kitchen sink and septic tank overflow all go into these drains which empty into the development's storm drains which probably flow right into Lam Takhong.

    (Sorry, it was too late to edit the original post. It can be deleted....)

    As for the vent screens: When I built my house on Saipan I imported the best metal window screen I could find in the US. It didn't stand up to the tropics. I ended up replacing it all with fabric screen: easier to clean, easier to maintain and easier to repair and replace.

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    This is how the house looked on February 16.


    Bathroom tile going up.


    Front porch tile.


    Back wall. I guess there won't be room for that tennis court I was wanting.

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    Its going to be quite a pleasant looking house, pity they don't throw in a bit more land around it tho'. If I phone ahead will you have scones and tea ready for me, on my manthly trip Udon to BKK ?

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    Fortunately we're on a corner lot, so only two neighbors. We moved the house away from the side neighbor, but couldn't do anything about the back one.

    I'm trying to decide what sort of trees to plant as a screen. Any ideas?

    I'll give the scones my best shot. I've baked them before, so I'm willing to try again....

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    The house looks like it is coming along well. Great pics! Keep it up, many ideas are collected from your shots.

    Thank you.
    The Dude

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous Coward
    I'm trying to decide what sort of trees to plant as a screen. Any idea
    Banana Palms make for excellent screens once they start growing?
    Cheers

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