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    Very Nice. I like the eave netting. Really need that here in Thailand. Also the wood used to support heavy fans and lights in the ceiling. Best of luck with the Home.

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    on your post #150
    I see your ground (green) and other wires but was wondering about your neutrals, we use whites didn't see them unless they're hiding inside the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dead Metal View Post
    Looking really good. Nice looking house, will be a pleasure to live in, classy.
    Thanks for sharing.

    thanks...once its gonna be finished....it just became a pain lately......no progress on the builder side.......feeling like walking in circles.....

    no problem....hope i can help a bit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatOne View Post
    Looks great show, keep em coming
    thxs mate....been busy on the site this week.....more pics will follow.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    I like you eve venting, more airflow then standard eve vents and still keeping the mozzies out.
    ...thanks....yeah it keeps all these little creatures out of the ceiling,roof-space.....i quite like this system.....
    ...you just have to check it that they have put the net in all places and no gaps are around....
    ...still a job to do for me and check proper.....a quick look and it was good......so far..
    ...but i dont trust the foreman......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettronics View Post
    Very Nice. I like the eave netting. Really need that here in Thailand. Also the wood used to support heavy fans and lights in the ceiling. Best of luck with the Home.
    .....i thought its better to put some support up.....then solely hope on good luck that its gonna be OK without....i dont like falling fans onto my body or someone else's..... thxs....need some luck too....

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    Consider putting the fans on the walls rather than the ceilings.

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    Colour of NEUTRAL wire.....

    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    on your post #150
    I see your ground (green) and other wires but was wondering about your neutrals, we use whites didn't see them unless they're hiding inside the box.
    i use BLACK as a neutral......here in Thailand......and some BLUE.....
    its in the back of the box,a couple joined together....on pic 150

    it could be a longer answer.....
    when i started with the house here in LOS,the cables had GREY,BLACK and EARTH as a 1.5 or 2.5 mm2 cable...
    ...so i decided to go with black as a neutral.....like in Australia...

    somehow last year you only could buy BROWN,BLUE and EARTH in Global.......
    ....same as a Neutral in Switzerland (Europe).....

    ...so i have a mix up of BLACK and BLUE as Neutral........

    ...i heard,saw a pic of different color codes around the world.....anyway white is an ACTIVE in my case......

    AUSTRALIA:

    red,white,blue=active
    black=neutral
    earth=green yellow

    CH (Europe)now:

    brown,black,grey=active
    blue=neutral
    earth=green yellow

    CH until about 2003 or so:

    black,red,white=active
    blue=neutral
    earth=green yellow

    CH until about 30 years ago:

    red,black,white=active
    yellow=neutral
    earth=green yellow

    CH before: i run into a couple of things...which looked like:

    red,dark blue and green=active
    yellow=neutral
    earth:wasnt there

    i have seen so many different colors here in thailand,who knows really what they are.....GREEN should be earth.....
    but dont take that for granted what SOMCHAI does in thailand....



    so,yeah a lot of colors over those years and im color blind by the way....

    does it help.......probably looks confusing to Somchai.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    Consider putting the fans on the walls rather than the ceilings.

    ...funny bloke.....putting ceiling fans with lights on the walls......
    ...havent heard of that before.....

    ...no offend mate,i know what you mean.....may will be an option if it gets to hot in the dunny...later...ceiling is not high enough for a fan...dunny room is only2.4m...

    i have some support above the ceiling in all the rooms apart the dunny-rooms....

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    We did not consider it until the contractor recommended it.
    An added bonus is that Thais have a fear of ceiling fans.
    I won't comment re the light/fan combo.
    Spot lighting was used throughout the house.
    It has worked out extremely well.
    We are near Isaan.

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    I note that you are using PD Constructions. I recommend that you use the largest Q-Con bricks - better insulation. Our contractor was timid so we used about 15". Go as high as the contractors permit.
    We rarely used A/C.

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    My suggestion re dimensions of Q-Con are incorrect. Consult with the contractor/architect at PD or Q-Con.

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    Quote Originally Posted by showupman View Post
    ...so i decided to go with black as a neutral.....like in Australia...

    somehow last year you only could buy BROWN,BLUE and EARTH in Global.......
    ....same as a Neutral in Switzerland (Europe).....

    ...so i have a mix up of BLACK and BLUE as Neutral........

    ...i heard,saw a pic of different color codes around the world.....anyway white is an ACTIVE in my case......

    AUSTRALIA:

    red,white,blue=active
    black=neutral
    earth=green yellow

    Actually, the colour coding that Global was selling IS the Australian Standard.

    Red (Active), Black (Neutral) hasn't been the standard for decades.
    In Australia, electricity is supplied at 240V and 50Hz. The Active wire (high potential) is coloured brown (used to be red). The Neutral wire (low potential) is coloured blue (used to be black). The Earth wire is striped green and yellow (used to be only green).Jan 20, 2015

    NEW ............................ OLD
    Easy to remember, brown is the active because you'll shite your self if you touch it ...

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    ....various..

    ....had a very delicious korean BBQ and im ready for a shower,bit of reading and sleep...

    will answer JL later,maybe .......or not....im almost done with the built...i have 10cm Qcon and i know that my wife doesnt like ceiling fans a lot....but its ok....she's been to AUS so its ok....we bought it together...........

    i had a busy week here.....kitchen builder came,hot water-system up in the roof and the in built cabinets as well....so as some somchais from Homepro who put in the sink and dishwasher....(what a waste it was).....i pretty much changed-fixed up what they did....3 useless Somchais.....couldnt be any worse than that....
    i only read about it........but its true....

    later folks.....not enough time .......and i have a new camera too...the old one is fu$%#^.....have to get my head around.....

    ...and alot of stuff will come when i find some time....some more f&$# ups i found today.....it doesnt stop here.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    Consider putting the fans on the walls rather than the ceilings.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    We did not consider it until the contractor recommended it.
    An added bonus is that Thais have a fear of ceiling fans.
    I won't comment re the light/fan combo.
    Spot lighting was used throughout the house.
    It has worked out extremely well.
    We are near Isaan.

    He is spot on the wall mounted fan and a resounding YES, Thais are afraid of the traditional Ceiling Fan.

    My partner was clunked on the head when it fell from the ceiling in a Restaurant.

    We also use spot down lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by showupman View Post
    ....so as some somchais from Homepro who put in the sink and dishwasher....
    Why, pray tell, did you buy a 'Dishwasher'?

    Are there 10 people in your house?

    Expecting to have dinner parties?

    I have a feeling that it maybe under utilised by the household ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    I note that you are using PD Constructions. I recommend that you use the largest Q-Con bricks - better insulation. Our contractor was timid so we used about 15". Go as high as the contractors permit.
    We rarely used A/C.

    ...yes we have 10cm Q-con bricks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    We did not consider it until the contractor recommended it.
    An added bonus is that Thais have a fear of ceiling fans.
    I won't comment re the light/fan combo.
    Spot lighting was used throughout the house.
    It has worked out extremely well.
    We are near Isaan.
    ..we have downlights (LED) through out the ground level...apart from the dining.....(we'll gonna have,better said)

    1.floor we have the combos (fan+light) in the rooms and downlights in the toilets....because i didnt want the insulation cut out everywhere.....

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    Actually, the colour coding that Global was selling IS the Australian Standard.

    Red (Active), Black (Neutral) hasn't been the standard for decades.
    In Australia, electricity is supplied at 240V and 50Hz. The Active wire (high potential) is coloured brown (used to be red). The Neutral wire (low potential) is coloured blue (used to be black). The Earth wire is striped green and yellow (used to be only green).Jan 20, 2015

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    Easy to remember, brown is the active because you'll shite your self if you touch it ... [/quote]

    ...thats really easy to remember......

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    Consider putting the fans on the walls rather than the ceilings.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Lennon View Post
    We did not consider it until the contractor recommended it.
    An added bonus is that Thais have a fear of ceiling fans.
    I won't comment re the light/fan combo.
    Spot lighting was used throughout the house.
    It has worked out extremely well.
    We are near Isaan.

    He is spot on the wall mounted fan and a resounding YES, Thais are afraid of the traditional Ceiling Fan.

    My partner was clunked on the head when it fell from the ceiling in a Restaurant.

    We also use spot down lights.



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    Quote Originally Posted by showupman View Post
    ....so as some somchais from Homepro who put in the sink and dishwasher....
    Why, pray tell, did you buy a 'Dishwasher'?

    Are there 10 people in your house?

    Expecting to have dinner parties?

    I have a feeling that it maybe under utilised by the household ...


    ....sorry to hear that...hope she is well now.....

    it could happen to anyone who is under a ceiling fan....questionable installing methods here in LOS by some Somchais.....





    ....well you may know what woman want....so i didnt say no when she said she wants a dishwasher in the house....

    she's been to too many places in CH where they all had dishwashers.....

    no,im not planning to have that many kids mate.....

    ...yes we gonna have a lot of friends who gonna come over,once this built will be finished......

    ....and it could be a bit of an overkill.....but hey you want your wife to be happy...dont you??

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    He is spot on the wall mounted fan and a resounding YES, Thais are afraid of the traditional Ceiling Fan.
    Funny differences we all encounter here. My wife loves ceiling fans and hates dragging floor units all over the place and she said wall mounts look like restaurant furnishings and they are either pink. Tan or white.

    We love our ceiling fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD
    He is spot on the wall mounted fan and a resounding YES, Thais are afraid of the traditional Ceiling Fan.
    Funny differences we all encounter here. My wife loves ceiling fans and hates dragging floor units all over the place and she said wall mounts look like restaurant furnishings and they are either pink. Tan or white.

    We love our ceiling fans.

    so do I....my wife is just ok with it...
    ceiling fans are out off the way and my little boy cant put his hands or sticks in the fans which stand on the ground.

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    Wall fans - no problem in that regard.

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    our shower and toilet with LED downlights

    ...the toilet-shower look the same on the ground floor and 1.floor....the bathroom isnt done yet....the tiles are the same too....

    all tiles are from SCG we have in our house (it seems PD has an agreement with SCG)

    they installed all the stuff a bit more than a week ago....still water is leaking everywhere.....can fix it later.....was the answer......and they havent been here for a week.

    they should be back tomorrow....will see.....










    ....i still havent found a decent wall light yet.....




    the LED lights are "warm white" not daylight.....looks better....

    the fan on the ceiling is a change from us.....in the contract was an ugly wall fan....who would suck the air out from the dunny.....

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    leaking water from the ceiling....plumbing related..the dodgy P-trap

    .....it leaks as well from the ceiling and from under the house.....

    the foreman left before even checking all the stuff...to Korat....
    he came back again a couple of hours later....

    the pump didnt stop pumping.....it didnt turned off......yeah all the good stuff is happening....

    so there was a leak under the house....they fixed it.......but there was still another problem......no water in the upper dunny.....a blocked conduit.......

    they fixed it too.......

    ...and a dodgy P-trap....reused.....




    water is running down from the service lid......




    here we have found it.....



    ...a reused P-trap...



    ...no comment needed here.....




    ....more fixings on the next day....



    ...the new water feed for the upper dunny.....



    ..if you think it stops here.....you are wrong.....2days later when i checked the upper toilet-drains....more leakings.....
    next to the P-trap they fixed......




    ....right next to the left of the P-trap......which was replaced with a new one....




    ....and it still looks the same as of today.....

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    the kitchen is coming.....and appliances

    ...by the end of January,the kitchen and appliances from Home Pro came and they mounted some stuff up for a day.....the blokes from the kitchen-.....

    the kitchen is from STARMARK....they have design-centers in every big Home Pro..

    we had a look at KITZCHO too but we went for Starmark.....looks a bit more modern....our point of view

    i made some kitchen plans up back in 2013...so we needed only minor changes....






    final paintings in the kitchen area.....



    the next day it looked like this....











    ...and the kitchen appliances...






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