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    Just to be clear - most cieling fans have a small switch on the case that you can flip to change the direction. One way blows air down and the other way pulls it up.

    Mine are always set to blow downward and it's very effective at circulating the room. It's not like having a pedestal blowing directly on you, more like having a strong breeze in the entire room. Way better imo.

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    Air con installation at the house and fan mounting on the ground floor

    So it's been a while since I last posted. I was busy all the time.
    They came with the air-cons early july to install them which took them 2 days, they have done a good job.
    i in the meantime mounted all the fans up on the groundlevel and installed the outdoor lights,after PD sort of finished with the paintings.

    the contract with PD ended officially by the end of June.penalty rates apply....




    our sleeping room to the right and our boy room to the left




    thats where those 2 aircon gonna sit on




    the finished product.the air con on the right bottom is for the living-dining-kitchen area
    all the wall lights are up by now too.i was so glad,they were a pain.no room to connect and hide the wires.they look good...LED wall lights from Australia




    me started with the ceiling fans.the finished downlights in the living-room




    the finished fan in the guest room with the downlights and the base of the smoke detector.

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    Contract finished officaly,start of the frontwall and gate

    We just organized a local contractor from the neighborhood to start with the frontwall and gate.
    we dont wanted to wait until PD has completely finished...

    WE OFFICIALLY SIGNED OFF YESTERDAY,BUT ONLY PAY HALF UNTIL THEY FIX THE CRACKS IN THE WALL AT THE EASTERN SIDE AND SOME MINOR PAINTING STUFF OUTDOORS AROUND THE HOUSE.
    THEY REPLACED THREE TINTED GLAS DOORS YESTERDAY DUE TO PAINT WHICH COULDNT BE CLEANED.
    THEY WANTED IT DESPERATELY DONE IN JULY...PRESSURE FROM BKK

    OUR CONSTANT PHONE CALLS WITH BANKOK HEAD OFFICE DID ITS WORK,FINALLY.T


    To see the progress of the frontwall,i refer you to 3 links which i posted so far on STEEMIT.
    i let you guys know if there is a new one up again.
    its a new social platform based on the blockchain and you can earn money posting content.i came to steemit through my cloud miner,it offered a new coin to mine.

    i will and do the continuation where i left off after last August 2016 right here on teakdoor and the finishing of the house,only the frontwall,gate and walkway around the house will be posted on STEEMIT.COM

    the frontwall and gate progress you find here:

    [Part 1](https://steemit.com/thailand/@urs/is...hailand-part-1)

    [Part 2](https://steemit.com/thailand/@urs/is...hailand-part-2)

    [Part 3](https://steemit.com/construction/@ur...hailand-part-3)

    Thanks for that.I may see some of you guys over there too,just leave me a comment or upvote.It is still in its very early stage,(still BETA)a bit more than a year old,but i think with a huge potential....
    see it for yourself.

    Cheers



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    curtains and floor socket

    me and my wife(more my wife) choosn the curtains a long time ago at the home expo in BKK...we sent them the drawings,they made them and finally they came after 9 months and installed it.....(didnt think its gonna take that long)
    im quite happy,they dont look too fancy...
    have a look for yourself:









    now to the floor socket...i choosed the one from haeco as you can see...






    btw,somchai cut too much around,despite it was a white cover over it....so i had to put a bit of silicon around.once the cover was on,you can only see it on 2 sides a bit....thai precision work as usual...
    no,fair enough,otherwise this sub contractor who has done the laminate has done a good job in overall...

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    Looks very nice. Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Looks very nice. Well done

    thank you very much....
    finally we got there with about 4 months delay due to PD HOUSE....

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    furniture,beds,table and chairs are coming

    All this happend from early July to mid July.
    we moved stuff from my parents in law place(which is only about a 100 metres away)into the new house.
    as i said in an earlier post,the officially contract ended by the end of June....
    so we moved in mid july....
    PD House second boss talked about bla bla bla,why we moved in?why we started with the entry gate and the driveway?
    we just said,end of contract,your problem not finishing in time....they went quite...



    kitchen with boxes and stuff everywhere



    the newly brought dining table and chairs.our dining light pendant brought from Switzerland...



    dining area with living room and new TV



    guest room with little office desk and chair...bags everywhere...



    the TV we took out from the condo in BKK...

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    It looks very nice. Well done.

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    Back To The Past Where I Left Off ---early September 2016---

    so back in time and to page 10....its the continuation from there.....
    i know i know its a bit chaotic....same as the house-build was...LOL....told you so that i switch forward and backward.....i really tried to avoid it too many times...

    PD HOUSE worked on all corners early september and our hopes were still high to finish around January/February 2017






    Putting in the doorframes.....




    finishing off with the gyprock on the groundfloor...



    install the hot water pipes (green ones)....




    start with the tiling in the bathrooms...(you guys have seen the finished ones in previous posts...)



    ...and working safely on the 2.floor,doing a bit of silicon work about the eaves....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It looks very nice. Well done.
    thank you very much...

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    Mounting the main electrical board and main circuit breaker

    I started to mount some cable trays on the wall,main circuit breaker and the main distribution board on the ground level.
    have a little board on the top floor and one in the shed....
    the cables(feed to all the power supplies) i pulled in with my wife on several occasion before.internal wiring are all normal 1.5 sq mm single wire..power points lights,fans etc etc



    so that was my little corner there,where the bucket of paint is....




    cable trays first,bought them at GLOBAL,then mount the (HAK-from Switzerland))main circuit breaker on the left side and the board on the right side(from HAECO)
    main feed from HAK to feed the board and one cable after another to connect to the board....



    some junction boxes easy accessible,i dont have any junction boxes in the ceiling or elsewhere....




    the finished board....almost...1 cable missing....to powerpoint where the generator gonna be plugged in..you can see the switch which has a 1-0-2 position...
    1=main power
    2=generator
    the materials for all that come from Australia,Switzerland and Thailand(multi-national board)




    voila...the main cable to the meter is the only big thing left here...
    Last edited by showupman; 29-07-2017 at 04:41 PM. Reason: it didnt work out as i wanted....

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    Some Subcontractors doing the Roman poles

    By around middle of september 2016,they came and have done the roman poles in the front of the house and in the carpark.
    it was in the specs so we just left it....its alright....



    they had to chip off a bit around the edges...




    the front of the house



    ...now its just the top which is missing...



    fitting the top...and finished....
    impressed by their work...

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    Welcome to your new home. Now you can just enjoy the hard work and relax

    Nice job

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Welcome to your new home. Now you can just enjoy the hard work and relax

    Nice job
    thanks mate,yes im doing it...still a bit of work around but its quite pleasant with this local mob,comparing to deal with PD HOUSE..

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    Quote Originally Posted by showupman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Welcome to your new home. Now you can just enjoy the hard work and relax

    Nice job
    thanks mate,yes im doing it...still a bit of work around but its quite pleasant with this local mob,comparing to deal with PD HOUSE..
    I completely understand. we were blessed with an outstanding General Contractor. But still, we were not here when the house was being built. My wife was traveling back and forth every month and a half or so. we did Skype every 2 days for updates

    What followed afterwords was the little "Polishing up" around the place. Those were fun and no stress as we were now here full time.

    Again find that "Big" chair and relax...Life is good

    Btw, I live and work in Nakhon Ratchasima....long story

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    I completely understand. we were blessed with an outstanding General Contractor. But still, we were not here when the house was being built. My wife was traveling back and forth every month and a half or so. we did Skype every 2 days for updates

    What followed afterwords was the little "Polishing up" around the place. Those were fun and no stress as we were now here full time.

    Again find that "Big" chair and relax...Life is good

    Btw, I live and work in Nakhon Ratchasima....long story
    nice to hear and thank you..yeah life is good mate...big stone off my heart-PD House is almost gone....
    got that big couch..which is very comfy....

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    I'm somewhat confused by your electrics. Thais seem to use any coloured wire they see fit.
    Anyways, I see in the above photo they have a blue wire going into you earth terminal. In Thailand the Negative (blue) carries approx 3-4 volts. This can/will cause your earth to become live and give you an electric shock when having a shower. Providing your shower is earthed.
    That is what happened in my house and it took me a good while to find out what was causing the shock. Just a word of warning.

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    Did they produce a wiring diagram/schematic, or just make it up with whatever they had in the van?

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    Showupman did that wiring himself I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I'm somewhat confused by your electrics. Thais seem to use any coloured wire they see fit.
    Anyways, I see in the above photo they have a blue wire going into you earth terminal. In Thailand the Negative (blue) carries approx 3-4 volts. This can/will cause your earth to become live and give you an electric shock when having a shower. Providing your shower is earthed.
    That is what happened in my house and it took me a good while to find out what was causing the shock. Just a word of warning.

    im confused too with my electrical work LOL...
    when i started,the cables here in thailand had grey,black,earth.i run out and had to buy new cables,the color code changed to brown,blue,earth....
    the link cable from the HAK to the board is from Switzerland and they have a different color code too..L1=BROWN L2=BLACK L3=GREY N=NEUTRAL
    so yes i have a bit of a mix......it was out of my control i reckon.

    no,you cant see it well,the back block(N) is completely seperated from the front block(PE).

    At the (HAK)main circuit breaker,there is a MEN connection-multiple earth neutral
    (will show it later as the construction blog continues)

    our shower run with hot water from solar panels,no electric ones.

    thanks anyway for the warning,im sure it is helpfull to someone else out here.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
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    Did they produce a wiring diagram/schematic, or just make it up with whatever they had in the van?
    i did it by myself and i have drawings from the build,so i just listed it and me as a sparky....its a small board anyway,nothing really difficult.....

    having said that,its on the punchlist to do a proper wiring diagram/schematic....

    i used what i could find in my electrical gear box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slick View Post
    Showupman did that wiring himself I think.
    yes mate you are right...i did it.

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    A couple of examples of precision work from PD HOUSE

    All this pictures i have taken mostly during September and early October 2016....would have more....but I just want to show you some of them....

    They all got fixed in the end,I picked them all up(who else)they would not say anything and hoped all the time I will not see things....Wrong adress mate...



    it's probably straight enough for PD HOUSE...



    perfect angles....what is the farang complaining about????




    it needed the engineer as confirmation...i told them its out of whack....





    ..one of so many leaking pipes......




    some precision work on the ceiling....nothing wrong with it,is it???




    love this alignments from PD House for the sink.....the best ive ever seen....




    hollow floors....all over the place,not only the picture you see....it was almost in every room.....well go.... do and fix it....



    looks like some plumbing has to be redone.....
    well,the foreman thought the pipes from the pissoir doesnt need to go to the septic tank,the grey water system is enough...
    well i didnt think so.....

    there would be so many more things.....i stop here for now....

    So you really want to build with PD HOUSE?? ARE YOU SURE??

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    More electrical boards...

    In the meantime,PD fixing stuff,i did the electrical board in the first floor and the one in the shed.



    cable duct is up and the cables are sorted out...some of them anyway..



    nearly all done,only a couple of wires left to hook up...



    same story in the shed




    another angle...




    ..and the finished board...
    a lot of spare for the gate,pumps,outdoor stuff etc etc...future projects...

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    Conduit laying to the electrical pole-electrical meter/main power

    while we were a couple of days in Bangkok,they came and put the power pole in place.
    we organized it by ourself on the end....somehow it was too hard for PD HOUSE...
    went smooth...
    with PD HOUSE we would maybe still wait for it today....





    I dug the trench in the back in stages....got sick of digging at the end....LOL...





    thats where the conduits stuck out since march 2016.....they go into the shed or main board....




    the view to the other side..some conduits gonna go that way....




    important things first..lay the conduit to the front where the main power will come from...




    almost ready to join them together...




    all in the ground to the front and covered with sand for now....and dug the other ones who come from the house a bit deeper down....




    had one cane toad who was watching my work......

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