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    I have a secret to share about Thai Dhupp's build.

    Remember his builder had that fancy pile driller etc.

    On the quiet, the TD BSI* snuck behind the scenes to film what actually went on.



    Released for the first time, the REAL foundations that were sunk ...

    https://youtu.be/VvjqDSz0xyg

    https://youtu.be/h0tqV6UcRCM

    Watch the short videos ... Masai Warriors they are not!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Thai Dhupp, I assume you want the switch to look something like this ..




    And the cable to the cooker/oven to come out lower down the wall through something like this...

    Hi Neverna....EXACTLY!!!

    These are the same pics i sent the OBT engineer. He asked where to get!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Hi Neverna....EXACTLY!!!

    These are the same pics i sent the OBT engineer. He asked where to get!?
    In Britain, it is prolly the only country to do it this way.
    Most appliances has their own on-off switch, ovens usually has it integrated in the timer, if you need to disable the whole circuit then you do it in your fuse box/house distribution panel. You don't switch off appliances from a wall plate.
    Low-power ovens has a plug (convenient when you want to replace it) or is wired directly into a box of the type in the photo above.
    If it is a high-power oven then it has its own wiring between distribution panel and the wall box.
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    This is the type of switch that I often see in Thailand used for individual circuits - commonly air conditioning units. Perhaps one would be suitable for an oven.


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    Thinking about it! appliances like ovens come with molded plugs so it is obviously the accepted way of doing it, though I do think a dedicated switch as above is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Thinking about it! appliances like ovens come with molded plugs so it is obviously the accepted way of doing it, though I do think a dedicated switch as above is better.
    Better for what?
    You have the same kind of auto breaker in your distribution panel and it does protect both the wiring to the appliance and the appliance itself.
    Only usage I can see for a wall mounted switch near the appliance is for the case when the appliance does not have an on-off switch.

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    Better, so you don't have to walk ALL the way to the breaker box if you're going to work on the oven, but also if the oven catches fire you can quickly kill power to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Better for what?
    Hard wired or plug and socket? for an appliance that will be stationary for years my preference? - hard wired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    In Britain, it is prolly the only country to do it this way.
    Most appliances has their own on-off switch, ovens usually has it integrated in the timer, if you need to disable the whole circuit then you do it in your fuse box/house distribution panel. You don't switch off appliances from a wall plate.
    Low-power ovens has a plug (convenient when you want to replace it) or is wired directly into a box of the type in the photo above.
    If it is a high-power oven then it has its own wiring between distribution panel and the wall box.
    Hi Iom... I have bought the cooker switch and connection box from UK now....i had emergency leave and took the opportunity to quickly visit Homebase for the required items

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    This is the type of switch that I often see in Thailand used for individual circuits - commonly air conditioning units. Perhaps one would be suitable for an oven.

    I am bringing the switch and connection crom UK. we have told the electrician to get the line ready and add the UK components later this year to complete the circuit

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    TD,
    Here in the states appliances that are free standing are installed with a plug, if mounted in or on something securely then it is hard wired. If you wanted to install a switch in addition to the breaker the switch would need to be able to handle the amperage. All appliances I have seen here have on/off switches installed in them. The breaker would be used to cut power to the unit for service or emergency, but every country may be different and if there isn't a code to follow I guess you can do how you like.
    Curious, what brand of induction stove did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    TD,
    Here in the states appliances that are free standing are installed with a plug, if mounted in or on something securely then it is hard wired. If you wanted to install a switch in addition to the breaker the switch would need to be able to handle the amperage. All appliances I have seen here have on/off switches installed in them. The breaker would be used to cut power to the unit for service or emergency, but every country may be different and if there isn't a code to follow I guess you can do how you like.
    Curious, what brand of induction stove did you get?
    Hi there Dennis.. I have not yet got the kitchen components as we just blew 154K on bathroom / toilet 'equipment!

    I have experience of DeDetrich which I found excellent. that was in the UK though.

    Currently I'm looking at Electrolux as they have a good range in all sizes, not too expensive and the matching ovens look pretty good too. eg, I like the flush fit controls when not in use for the oven, and the touch controls (no sticking up knobs) for the hobs. I will keep you posted on the actual items selected once we get to that.

    I am back in Dubai now so should be able to resume / catch up on the photos soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I have a secret to share about Thai Dhupp's build.

    Remember his builder had that fancy pile driller etc.

    On the quiet, the TD BSI* snuck behind the scenes to film what actually went on.



    Released for the first time, the REAL foundations that were sunk ...

    https://youtu.be/VvjqDSz0xyg

    https://youtu.be/h0tqV6UcRCM

    Watch the short videos ... Masai Warriors they are not!




    *BSI Building Scene Investigated


    In fact David, we were just pushing the heads of some trespassers under the concrete slab since they would not stop sticking their nose in we decided to let them have a real close up view.

    Hope the slab is not weakened....

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    So...gotta play a bit of catch up with the photos now that I am back from BKK (and UK)

    Here is K.Pot fixing door frames...


    These ones go into the lower hall.








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    Catch-up: Installing window frames...








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    Catch-up: finished wall work.








    Yeah...looks like they did not put enough mortar on those initial vertical joints so added a bit after.... looks like it but, surely not..!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Yeah...looks like they did not put enough mortar on those initial vertical joints so added a bit after.... looks like it but, surely not..!?
    Looks crap but it is typical of Qcon block mortaring. One of the first Qcon builds we had here in the Teakdoor.

    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...ml#post2823200 (Newbie Build in Chiang Mai (Don Kaew))

    Your work looking pretty good now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Looks crap but it is typical of Qcon block mortaring. One of the first Qcon builds we had here in the Teakdoor.

    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...ml#post2823200 (Newbie Build in Chiang Mai (Don Kaew))

    Your work looking pretty good now.
    Hi Norton, thanks for the comment - i took a look at that other thread too.

    Yeah.. taking shape, as they say. I have been a bit pre-occupied here but ..here comes some more pictures!

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    Rendering the external columns














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    You can see where they are prepping up the beams above for the same treatment.

    He asked us where the fans and lights were going so I sent him another sketch to confirm.

    There are also external electrical sockets to consider, especially as the far wall is currently missing as it is par of zone 3 which we are not building right now

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    Keeping those spirits happy...

    ...of course. PJ insisted on topping up the offerings.




    That included bringing a flask of special tea


    The end result looks pleasing though - hope they are happy..

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    Fixing the kitchen store room door frame






    Looks a bit small, doesn't it..!?

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    The fact is...it IS small.

    This store was not on the plans and was suggested by K.Pot.

    its not a walk in cupboard (unless you are 2' 6'')

    The height was determined by the staircase which you can just see on the left side as you look in.

    I see it for storing the suitcases, or maybe canned food. lol maybe it could become the 'Panic Room' if we ever get turned over.

    I would certainly panic if I had to squeeze in there with 3 hysterical females....
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    Its not all external columns...

    Here they are marking up on the internal columns for the final finishing widths.

    You can just make out the plumbed lines for the 4 corners of each column...




    Wall corners also marked up.


    Close up detail of the corner marking...

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    On present performance, K.Pot is about 3 weeks ahead of schedule.

    I am almost hoping he slows up a bit 'cos I cannot get back there til September, what with my emergency leave, and booked holiday arrangements in that month.

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