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    Along with the water tower, we have just recently completed adding on a large kennel and Thai kitchen to the carport. The first picture shows the kennel on the right side of the addition.



    On the left is the Thai kitchen being built, which is now complete.


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    You have a very large Gaff there Mate. Looks great.

    What's your monthly Electricity bill running at. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Here is the other project we just completed. This tower holds 2000 liters of well water that can be gravity fed to the house in case of an electrical outage or pump failure. The tank is also plumbed to the government water which would continue in case our pump goes tits up. With the current drought, I am continually thinking of other water storage solutions to assure we have a continuous supply of water.



    Have you tested, or had to test, the electricity cut case, if so what were the results?

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    Last bill was 1100 baht. Right now, there is only one room with AC and a second will be added once we complete the master bath. My highest electric bill during the hot months when I run the AC most the day is a little over 3000 baht which goes back down to 800 or so baht during the cool months.

    How do these prices compare to Australia Terry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sometimewoodworker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rickschoppers View Post
    Here is the other project we just completed. This tower holds 2000 liters of well water that can be gravity fed to the house in case of an electrical outage or pump failure. The tank is also plumbed to the government water which would continue in case our pump goes tits up. With the current drought, I am continually thinking of other water storage solutions to assure we have a continuous supply of water.



    Have you tested, or had to test, the electricity cut case, if so what were the results?
    Yes, once the tank was filled, we did a gravity feed test. All was good.

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    Nice build, Rick. Looks and sounds like you'll be very happy there.
    My planned build in Nong Khai is on a back burner now for a couple of reasons both foreign and domestic, but the land is still there.

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    Our pond is almost dry, so my wife and BIL did some Thai fishing.



    Two fish in hand.



    Snakehead catch of the day. Great for making Tom Yom Pla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrG View Post
    Nice build, Rick. Looks and sounds like you'll be very happy there.
    My planned build in Nong Khai is on a back burner now for a couple of reasons both foreign and domestic, but the land is still there.
    Thanks Mr G. and I hope you have a chance to enjoy your land in Nong Khai. We would be neighbors if you could.

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    Looking good buddy. Like you I got construction projects going too. Our detached 2 car carpark and my shop and FILs work area. Plus an outside kitchen area. I got all my stuff here from US in the Cargo container nearly 2 months back. Still unpacking. Felt good to BBQ on a gas grill and Sip some outstanding Tequila.

    You need to come on by when out this way

    Cheers

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    JP, I look forward to the BBQ and some Tequila. :-)

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    We need more pictures of your car port!

    Mine blew away, so we're gonna build a new one - looking for inspiration...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    We need more pictures of your car port! Mine blew away, so we're gonna build a new one
    Must have been very strong wind to remove that solid construction.

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    I will not hijack Rick's thread with such talk...

    That water tower is impressive!

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    BB, I will go out tomorrow and take some more detailed pictures of the carport. The water tower has withstood the major winds we have had so far and hopefully everything stays together out hear. I think making sure your roof structure is a bit overbuilt will help.

    For 95% of the time, most structures with withstand some pretty strong winds, it is the other 5% of the time that one needs think about when building in Thailand.

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    I hope to post an update shortly.
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    Hi, Really would like to see a update when you get a chance. Really nice build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettronics View Post
    Hi, Really would like to see a update when you get a chance. Really nice build.
    Sorry for the delay. I will try and get an update posted soon.

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