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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Here's doggy's gaff.
    Only 147 sqm but nly 15k English to build, Does me.

    Nice little place; and what a lovely colour.

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    PINK................. at least you're consistent Betty.

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    ^ (In reality, I hate pink...)

    OP, very interesting build, thanks for the pics and info; very much looking forward to seeing how it ends up.

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    Hi there, back again, have been busy buying wood and sorting out builders..lots of pics to come, plans info etc. Once i work out how to get my phone to talk to my pc then the fun will start!

    many thanks for your interest and support.

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    hi there,

    i have the following:

    2 bedrooms(fans for now)
    1 lounge(tv, pc, hifi)
    1 bathroom
    1 kitchen (fridge, rice cooker,)
    1 sala
    underneath living space
    deep water pump
    domestic pump
    outside lighting (12 total)

    What do i need, please correct me if im wrong...

    we have meter for temporary electric..

    circuit breaker switch

    RCBO

    Consumer unit

    Earth rod in ground connected to C/U

    mains cable running to rooms


    Im not sure on specifics, like amps etc, any other info much appreciated!

    cheers
    im hot its so hot today.......milk was a bad choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    we have meter for temporary electric..
    Will have to get new meter from local govt electric office. 15kw will do. Note, Thais often call it 15amp but it is 15kw.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    circuit breaker switch
    Go with CB box with 10 cb slots. Get 100amp cb for main. Separate cb for each pump. Use other slots as you see fit with amps as appropriate for bedrooms, kitchen, outside lounge, and sala. Guessing you will have 6 or 7 separate cb's.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    RCBO
    If this is for your computer purchase a decent battery backup unit with surge protection.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Consumer unit
    See circuit breaker switch above.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Earth rod in ground connected to C/U
    A must have. 3 wire to all electrics.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    mains cable running to rooms
    Would use all 3 wire cable. Much neater than 3 separate wires.

    If you want hot water shower you can purchase anywhere in Thailand. Just be sure you get one with earth leakage breaker protection. Also, have a separate cb for the hot water heater. Should locate outside the door to bathroom.

    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...r-heaters.html (Thailand - Electric Showers - Water Heaters)
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    we have meter for temporary electric..
    Will have to get new meter from local govt electric office. 15kw will do. Note, Thais often call it 15amp but it is 15kw.

    What is the difference between the one i have now, and the other one??

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    circuit breaker switch
    Go with CB box with 10 cb slots. Get 100amp cb for main. Separate cb for each pump. Use other slots as you see fit with amps as appropriate for bedrooms, kitchen, outside lounge, and sala. Guessing you will have 6 or 7 separate cb's.

    sorry im confused in homepro or other the box says comsumer unit, i take it this is the same as circuit breaker? The diagram i saw had an RCBO unit (like safe tcut) running before the main consumer box with the fuses in. Is this right? Or is it better to get an all in one?

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    RCBO
    If this is for your computer purchase a decent battery backup unit with surge protection.

    i will buy a belkin surge protection unit for pc.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Consumer unit
    See circuit breaker switch above.

    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    Earth rod in ground connected to C/U
    A must have. 3 wire to all electrics.

    sorry you mean live, neutral and earth? if so what thickness?




    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    mains cable running to rooms
    Would use all 3 wire cable. Much neater than 3 separate wires.

    If you want hot water shower you can purchase anywhere in Thailand. Just be sure you get one with earth leakage breaker protection. Also, have a separate cb for the hot water heater. Should locate outside the door to bathroom.

    When you say get another circuit breaker you mean a mini comsumer unit? (sorry the terms confusing me)

    http://teakdoor.com/construction-in-...r-heaters.html (Thailand - Electric Showers - Water Heaters)
    many thanks for your help if anyone could draw a diagram and or reccommend products i would be very grateful, have a 2 year old son and i want to make sure he is safe and well in our house!!!!!

    So far i had safe t cut for RCBO, going to Square D 10/12 cb unit, much obliged!

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    the red text is really difficult to read

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    have a 2 year old son and i want to make sure he is safe and well in our house!
    That being the case it might be a good idea to hire a good electrician who will sort out all these problems for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    sorry im confused in homepro or other the box says comsumer unit,
    Sorry, I'm an American. Get one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    What is the difference between the one i have now, and the other one??
    Probably none but you may have to get a "permanent" one from local electric office.

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    JANDA - Thank you you're right i will, of course. I just like to know what im talking about and what i need and will give me the best protection. Then i know what im buying will give me exactly what im paying for.

    NORTON - no problem, many thanks for your reply.


    hopefully i will have some pics soon, the builders are getting near to the first post being raised. so there is a lot of cath up on my part!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    sorry you mean live, neutral and earth?
    It comes in roles. A flat cable with live, neutral and earth wire. You will see it at local supplier. Ask what size you need for house wiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benlovesnuk
    When you say get another circuit breaker you mean a mini comsumer unit?
    Very mini. A single switch. Local supplier will have with cover, housing and the like. Looks like a switch. Cuts power to the water heater when not in use.


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    thanks that helps, my only other thought was to get a central heating system, apart from paying double is there anything better about this method then instantaneous water heater in the bathroom?

    thanks for the continued help

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    You will need thicker electrical wiring for your instantaneous hot water system, atleast 6mm if you are going for a higher watt hot water system. I had to rewire my 2 newly built bathrooms after I had a look at the minimum required wire thickness according to the manufactures instructions book. So get your hot water system and wire it to the manufactures minimum requirment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciaphas
    It was all the little things like pipes, glue, nails,sealant etc.
    especially if bought from the builders relative,s DIY yard

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    This thread died. Was there ever a house?

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    Maybe Ben doesn't love Nuk anymore...

    I hate these fukers that start a house building thread, with pics and plans, get everyone's hopes up, some go on for pages and pages, then they just die... Bad poster! Stone them...

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    Bens got another home on the go.

    what happened to this one Ben?

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    ^good stuff...

    Everybody loves a building thread!

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