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    Building a Bathroom Sink Counter

    Now this maybe a good start off point for those contemplating building their own swimming pool or shophouse, ie start off with a small project first and it don't really matter if you fok it up too much.

    Now let's start from the beginning, this bathroom has already been tiled and most of the other stuff fitted, so the guys have come in and angle grinded out the tiles where the concrete has to be poured, so first up they do the 2 horizontal cuts and then the 2 vertical cuts and chip out the tiles they need to.

    Next drill out holes in this to stick the rebar into for when you want to pour the concrete, stick up your form work and then pour your concrete, the way this one has been done you really need to leave the supporting form work up for about 5 days, normally the side would also be poured concrete or brickwork to support it so you could take down the form within 24 hours, anyway lets see how they get on over the next couple of weeks.



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    Obviously this counter is not going to end up like this one that I built earlier, but hell do people really need 2 sinks per bathroom? Well yes they do if they are rich and can afford it, it's a bit like owning several cars, ie one for each day of the week, something the poor amongst us will find hard to understand.



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    Well here it is in the first picture, yep, the finished product, now you got to admit that black granite looks expensive, and yes it is damn expensive, 5,500baht per square meter to buy and then it has to be cut.



    A few more of the bathrooms.






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    looks great but black granite shows dried water marks and then looks dirty pretty quickly.
    The company I work for is buying an abrasive waterjet machine that will cut the hole for the wash basins in marble and granite in about 1 minute flat.
    Hoping to get a bit of work on the side from it.

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    I notice many counters use either render and brick or stone. Are formica tops just not available there? I forgot to check last time I was in Udon looking at building materials. I couldn't imagine a counter/cabinet made from bricks, render, and tile.

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    Dirtydog, I've got a 3 meter long black granite top like the one shown here. Do you know how to get the water stains off?

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    You need to go down to your local Granite and marble shop and get them round to repolish it.

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    THere is a web site here that has more than you woud ever want to know about marble and granite including how to look after it.

    Basic Knowledge about care of marble, granite, slate, limestone. etc - care, restoration, repair, cleaners, colors, etc - www.findstone.com

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    Is there a sealant one can put on to prevent that kind of problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak
    Are formica tops just not available there?
    They are available, but generally bathrooms and kitchens are kept too damp all the time here.

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    Of course, d'oh, it hadn't occurred to me that the particleboard substrate wouldn't take the humidity well. I suppose that's why I saw a lack of any sort of wood in the toilet areas in many of the houses I've seen there.

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    Anyway here is the sink that was pictured in the first post as a lump of concrete, now this don't look too bad does it


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    Has the maid been sacked?

    You could've cleaned it before you took a piccie of it.

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    I don't do cleaning, thought you would have guessed that as you have stayed at my place before, actually the furniture people are still working so there still is a lot of dust.

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    Ah, so it's a thin slab of stone laid over the 'lump' of concrete? Interesting way to make a faux countertop that looks like a thicker piece of stone.

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    ? for dd

    hello dd i notice there seems to be a water heater under the sink does this heat the water as soon as you turn on the tap like an eletric shower and is it a cheaper way of providing a hot water supply rather than running a seperate hot water supply in copper insulated pipe work

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    This one I believe heats the water for the whole bathroom, they turn on as soon as the water is turned on, obviously you need to clear the water that is standing in the pipes after the heater to get the hot water.

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    another ? for dd

    Is the supply run clean back to the electrcal fuseboard with 30amp twin & earth cable

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    I doubt it, but that job was nothing to do with us

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    I understand, but you can get hold of this cable when needed, I am having a place built in surin and would like proper grounding on the electrics.

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    4 sqmm wire area is sufficient for hot water heaters, rating for 4sqmm is 25A if I remember correct.
    Why don't you just buy single wire in 3 different colours and place them inside a pvc tube ?
    You don't run your cables outside the walls in your new house , do you ?
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    I did not think you could get single cable, and no all off the electrics is going in tube and now will run in singles, any idea how i can trans late this to my builder

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    dd what is the colour code in thailand for live neutral earth plz

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    Black White and Green.

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    although we use red white and green.

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