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    Electricians in the boonies.

    Have posted about this before, as a reply, but may be helpful to anyone building in the no where lands.
    Out here, the village sparky knows about as much about electricity as I know about brain surgery.

    We built a small factory, which has a 32 KW transformer on site, installed by the power company. Way too much kick for the village idiot to play with, so we hired the power company guys to do the work in the factory on their days off.

    When we built the new house we hired them again to do the wiring, all was done properly, earths and circuit breakers. As the kouse grow larger, these guys came out in their off time and did more work.

    Today the circuit breaker board went, no power to the house. Phoned the guy in charge off the power line yard at 4 pm, Sunday. Guy was here an hour later, says the circuit boards main breaker was screwed. 30 km drive to get a new one, installed and power back by 7 pm.

    Parts 1,000 Baht, fuel my car, labor 500 Baht, now that's service.

    Moral of the story, if you don't have real electricians in your area, go see the power company, they are there 24/7 and don't mind a few back yard jobs. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister
    the village sparky knows about as much about electricity as I know about brain surgery.
    I doubt that mate. At least you know where the brain is located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Have posted about this before, as a reply, but may be helpful to anyone building in the no where lands.
    Out here, the village sparky knows about as much about electricity as I know about brain surgery.

    We built a small factory, which has a 32 KW transformer on site, installed by the power company. Way too much kick for the village idiot to play with, so we hired the power company guys to do the work in the factory on their days off.

    When we built the new house we hired them again to do the wiring, all was done properly, earths and circuit breakers. As the kouse grow larger, these guys came out in their off time and did more work.

    Today the circuit breaker board went, no power to the house. Phoned the guy in charge off the power line yard at 4 pm, Sunday. Guy was here an hour later, says the circuit boards main breaker was screwed. 30 km drive to get a new one, installed and power back by 7 pm.

    Parts 1,000 Baht, fuel my car, labor 500 Baht, now that's service.

    Moral of the story, if you don't have real electricians in your area, go see the power company, they are there 24/7 and don't mind a few back yard jobs. Jim

    I seen your post .This is a very good idea. I just asked my English friend who he used when he built his Falang house. 5 years ago in the middle of the Rice Patties in Sakon Nakhon.He said forget it the guy who did most of the work ended up giving his money back for poor work he suggested my GF might know someone(lol).
    I plan on having a water on demand hot water heater installed.I know I need a pump and I want it grounded correctly.

    Now how would one go about finding these guys during the week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by riclag View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jamescollister View Post
    Have posted about this before, as a reply, but may be helpful to anyone building in the no where lands.
    Out here, the village sparky knows about as much about electricity as I know about brain surgery.

    We built a small factory, which has a 32 KW transformer on site, installed by the power company. Way too much kick for the village idiot to play with, so we hired the power company guys to do the work in the factory on their days off.

    When we built the new house we hired them again to do the wiring, all was done properly, earths and circuit breakers. As the kouse grow larger, these guys came out in their off time and did more work.

    Today the circuit breaker board went, no power to the house. Phoned the guy in charge off the power line yard at 4 pm, Sunday. Guy was here an hour later, says the circuit boards main breaker was screwed. 30 km drive to get a new one, installed and power back by 7 pm.

    Parts 1,000 Baht, fuel my car, labor 500 Baht, now that's service.

    Moral of the story, if you don't have real electricians in your area, go see the power company, they are there 24/7 and don't mind a few back yard jobs. Jim

    I seen your post .This is a very good idea. I just asked my English friend who he used when he built his Falang house. 5 years ago in the middle of the Rice Patties in Sakon Nakhon.He said forget it the guy who did most of the work ended up giving his money back for poor work he suggested my GF might know someone(lol).
    I plan on having a water on demand hot water heater installed.I know I need a pump and I want it grounded correctly.

    Now how would one go about finding these guys during the week?
    You should not find it hard to find a drilling crew for the well, they drive around looking for work. Ask a neighbor who has a well, they will have a phone number.
    As for pump buy a good brand, we replaced ours after 8 years of work, Japanese, yellow one.
    As to constant hot water you don't need that through out the house, just a hot water shower to warm the water, I lived for years with cold showers, not that bad.
    If you want warm water for other thing get a tank and pump up to that. The sun will warm it.
    If your wife pays the electricity bill in other than 7/!! she will know the local power company office. Just ask can they wire up your pumps etc on their day off.
    Jim

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