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    Electric Wiring

    Well, my bro-in-law and a few helpers have been in charge of my house extension. He does everything from walls, tiles to roofing, but not electric nor painting. Suits me well, since I feel proficient in those 2 areas.
    The guys have been working for 150 bt/day and patiently waited for their wages, so I am not too fussy if things don't turn out exactly as I envisioned.
    Happy to have a hot shower in the house:



    It's been more than 15 years since I rewired that squat in S.-London, amazing how much you forget as time passes.
    I made the mistake of opening some of the old distributor boxes, and this is one of the better 'installations' I didn't renew, I just disposed of the box and the insects which lived in it:


    Also, the connection from the waterpump to a socket in the kitchen doesn't look too bad to me:
    It runs safely along the living room ceiling,

    tight around a sturdy tree trunk,

    and joining the neighbours wiring on a bamboo pole which should last another 2 years or so.

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    You gotta be creative out in the sticks, fluorecent strip lights is all that's on offer, so I glued some x-mas tree lights to the wall, a warm, romantic light for a shower for two...


    I invested in one of them circuit breaker things, so if anything goes wrong, it will cut the juice straight away. I know I overpaid with 4000bt, but a neat insurance is part of the deal, should the missus electricute herself, I'll collect a million bt + cost of the funeral.


    Anyway, this gave me the confidence to connect all the wires which run into a flash local box which I fitted with switches and sockets myself. A major headache that was, with them 3-way switches and stuff all requiring a lot of brainwork.
    After about a dozen attempts, I got it all working, half the time I had a short-circuit, the other times one of the lights wouldn't turn on or off.

    I am a genius!

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    Hmmm... I think you may be ready to recieve your certificate of Thai workmanship, all you have to do is prove that you wear your safety flip-flops at all times during work - failure to do so could cause extreme bodily harm and a fail.

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    I admit I downed a few shots of Lao-Kao to help me think when the electric continued to short-circuit.
    But I did wear me flip-flops and my glasses, most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    I am a genius!
    No, it looks terrible...

    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    But I did wear me flip-flops and my glasses, most of the time.
    I just got back from a local restaurant where one of the staff rewired a couple of corner lamps. He didn't bother to disconenct the circuit when adding the new lamps since was wearing protective gloves.
    Thin cotton gloves

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller

    I am a genius!

    In the wise words of Prince Philip:

    "Look's like it was put in by an Indian"


    More words of wisdom from Phil the Bubble:


    • When visiting China in 1986, he told a group of British students, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed".
    • After accepting a gift from a Kenyan native he replied, "You are a woman, aren't you?"
    • "If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." (1986)
    • "British women can't cook." (1966)
    • To a British student in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?"
    • Asked a Scottish driving instructor, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough for them to pass the driving test?"
    • On a visit to the new Welsh Assembly in Cardiff, he told a group of deaf children standing next to a Jamaican steel drum band, "Deaf? No wonder you are deaf standing so close to that racket."[5]
    • He asked an Indigenous Australian, "Still throwing spears?" (2002)
    • Said to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, "You can't have been here that long you haven't got a pot belly." (1993)
    • To the President of Nigeria, who was dressed in traditional Muslim robes, "You look like you're ready for bed!"
    • Seeing a shoddily installed fuse box in a high-tech Edinburgh factory, HRH remarked that it looked "like it was put in by an Indian".[6]
    • When a twelve-year-old boy told the Prince that he aspired to be an astronaut, His Highness responded, "You're too fat."
    • On the Royal Navy ship HMS Boxer, when given a tour of the ship, which was quite extended, was quoted to have said, "Not another fucking chamber"
    • On a visit to Exeter Cathedral, he asked a blind woman with a guide dog, "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?"
    • Visiting San Francisco in 1983, after meeting then-mayor Dianne Feinstein and several female members of the city council, he remarked, "Aren't there any male officials?... This is a nanny city."

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    You can't see the complicated weaving and mingling of the strands inside the box.
    I haven't posted a pic of that, because I don't want people to pick on me and tell me how I could have done it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    More words of wisdom from Phil the Bubble: * When visiting China in 1986, he told a group of British students, "If you stay here much longer, you'll all be slitty-eyed". * After accepting a gift from a Kenyan native he replied, "You are a woman, aren't you?" * "If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." (1986) * "British women can't cook." (1966) * To a British student in Papua New Guinea: "You managed not to get eaten then?" * Asked a Scottish driving instructor, "How do you keep the natives off the booze long enough for them to pass the driving test?" * On a visit to the new Welsh Assembly in Cardiff, he told a group of deaf children standing next to a Jamaican steel drum band, "Deaf? No wonder you are deaf standing so close to that racket."[5] * He asked an Indigenous Australian, "Still throwing spears?" (2002) * Said to a Briton in Budapest, Hungary, "You can't have been here that long – you haven't got a pot belly." (1993) * To the President of Nigeria, who was dressed in traditional Muslim robes, "You look like you're ready for bed!" * Seeing a shoddily installed fuse box in a high-tech Edinburgh factory, HRH remarked that it looked "like it was put in by an Indian".[6] * When a twelve-year-old boy told the Prince that he aspired to be an astronaut, His Highness responded, "You're too fat." * On the Royal Navy ship HMS Boxer, when given a tour of the ship, which was quite extended, was quoted to have said, "Not another fucking chamber" * On a visit to Exeter Cathedral, he asked a blind woman with a guide dog, "Do you know they have eating dogs for the anorexic now?" * Visiting San Francisco in 1983, after meeting then-mayor Dianne Feinstein and several female members of the city council, he remarked, "Aren't there any male officials?... This is a nanny city."
    Excellent stuff. Strangely, I would've said the same for most of them.

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    Yes, wonderfully politically incorrect is old Phil.

    He used to be a regular visitor to Phuket in the 80's.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller
    You can't see the complicated weaving and mingling of the strands inside the box.
    I haven't posted a pic of that, because I don't want people to pick on me and tell me how I could have done it better.
    "Weaving & mingling"?
    Ah...take it you're out of them plastic ty-wrap thingys then?

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    That wiring looks Shocking.

    I hope you are using ELCB on the mains.

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