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    Water/Elec Meter

    If I buy a new house, am I responsible for paying for the installation of the water/electricity meters?
    They're saying it could be 70,000 baht for both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    If I buy a new house, am I responsible for paying for the installation of the water/electricity meters?
    They're saying it could be 70,000 baht for both.
    Yeah, they ain't cheap and if you want 3 phase power (Elect) to your place, it can be real paeng.

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    the meters are cheap enough, but everything depends on how far you have to put new wires/pipes in

    and yes, it is your cost

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    Government does pay 50K to get the electricity to your house btw, but if it's more than 200m 50k won't be enough too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koetjeka View Post
    Government does pay 50K to get the electricity to your house btw, but if it's more than 200m 50k won't be enough too...
    Any links or more details of this Koetjeka !!

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    If you run all the lines from pole/meter to the house, the meters are about 900 baht plus a security deposit. Aerials are one type of wire protection, buried is another, you can look that stuff up at the Bangkok Cables site, conduit, insulators etc etc can be purchased at any supply store.

    How far from distribution lines is the house?
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    if you have a long run needing concrete poles etc, the electricity guys do that cheap for you, prob a job on the side

    but a local electrician can tell you how much and who will do it

    just ask around

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    The house is right next to the main supply. There is an old pole in our land that looks like it's going to fall down soon. But that surely is the builder's responsibility.
    Thanks for the replies.

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    we had similar; the electricians brother took the heavy wire from the pole/meter to the house

    the electrician then connected that to the consumer unit (fusebox)

    the brother charged B1000 incl. wire cost (for about an hours work)

    the water company must come and connect a meter to the main pipe, around B3000

    then your plumber connects to the meter

    so it is not too expensive if the mains water and electricity are nearby
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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koetjeka View Post
    Government does pay 50K to get the electricity to your house btw, but if it's more than 200m 50k won't be enough too...
    Any links or more details of this Koetjeka !!
    The boss of the orbortor (or ahbahtah?) told us so, he's a friend of us so I really hope we can trust his info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChalkyDee View Post
    The house is right next to the main supply. There is an old pole in our land that looks like it's going to fall down soon. But that surely is the builder's responsibility.
    Thanks for the replies.
    You should get material and labor, job finished/services supply on for about 10,000 baht.....but if you think a builder takes any responsibility for anything, it may cost you more just for being silly.

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