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    Quote Originally Posted by Handle42 View Post
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    Nice build. Except for the green kitchen counters. But, that is in no way under your control.
    Actually now I,m used to it it looks rather nice............and if she is happy who am I to complain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handle42 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    All I know is they have requested seperate 100 mtre rolls coloured red/black/green/yellow
    Ok, after 10 years I, finally registered to answer your question. Why 4 wires?

    Don't have post count to do links.
    homeimprovementweb information how-to three-way-switch


    Three-way switches require a three-wire cable: the power wire, the neutral wire, and the traveller or switch wire.

    The cable should also have a ground wire, or a total of four wires in the cable. The system also requires three-way switches. The switches are wider than regular single-pole switches and they have three terminal screws on the side (sometimes back) of the switch housing. Two terminals will be on one side of the switch housing; one terminal on the other side.

    Four-way switches have four terminals. This switch works in combination with two three-way switches to control electricity to lights and receptacles from three locations. All of the four terminals are brass colored. They support hot conductors (traveller wires), which receive and transfer electricity from each of the three-way switches. The toggle on a four-way switch is NOT marked "OFF" and "ON. " These markings are the only way to tell the difference between it and a double-pole switch, which is labeled "OFF" and "ON."
    Whew!!! I assume you are talking about single pole double throw light switches used to control lighting from two switches as in hallways,upstairs downstairs and dual entry rooms? Does Peter have such an application?


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    Or like this:
    I don't know if he has a 3-way application. But, he has 4 conductor cable.


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    Kitchen completed and windows installed complete with stainless grills
    Last edited by petermik; 17-08-2015 at 04:43 PM.

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    Almost complete......... land cleared and leveled off ready for concreting of carport and driveway to the road some rendering to be done around the terracing and a final wallop of paint

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    Petermik, thanks for a good thread. Might come useful too, in near future.

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    Hi Petermik,

    House is looking good, what is it with tiles? If you've read my thread you'll see they laid the tiles in the bathroom all wrong and had to rip them down!! The final product is great and I love mine. I think it will always have a work in progress though. Congrats on a good thread mate.

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    The house looks good, and thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for the comments guys,we are off down to the house next week as the furniture is being delivered then and the concreted carport/ driveway will have been done-they have done some external rendering around the front of the terrace that will need painting at a later date (when the cement has dried properly) a month should be enough.The tiling in the lounge was a cock-up by the tiler-full stop he should have seen the difference in the tile colours-it wasn,t a lot but enough BUT maybe he,s slightly colourblind-I don,t know LOL
    When I first started this build I had a figure of 1.2 million baht in mind (going off all the info I had gleaned from websites like this) somewhere i had read that total build cost was about 30% of final price,my build cost came in at 360,000 baht.
    My final figure has come in at 1.29 million baht but this includes a kitchen/stainless grills and terrace railings/cement architrave around doors and windows and the decorative stonework around the concrete pillars at the front of the house-these "extras" cost 120,000 baht so all in all I,m very happy with the final outcome-and so is the girlfriend obviously, it will be hers totally one day............maybe sooner rather than later if she decides I,m now surplus to requirements
    I went into this project with my eyes wide open knowing full well that there are no guarantees in life-no one knows what tomorrow may bring but she has saved me money all throughout the build and suffered some earache from me from time to time while this has been going on-but she,s still has the same outlook on life she has had since we first met and I thank her for that.
    If at anytime in the future things changed and I wasn,t happy anymore I would simply move on.
    To everyone that has followed this build I hope you have enjoyed it and if I can help anyone else in the future feel free to contact me.
    Final pic will follow in a couple of weeks.
    Bye

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    Just a little extra work completed.............we finally moved in 06/09/2015

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    Bye.................

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    Looks very nice mate well done !

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    Looks Great Pete, nice one

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    Another great build for 1.3 million baht. $ 52000 AUD

    Bloody brilliant stuff,

    I mean compared to the real world these prices are a joke, the best part being it's not a lot to lose if things don't pan out relationship wise.

    Solid looking build as well, good luck to him.

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    Fantastic Peter and I wish you and your wife many enjoyable years in your new home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Fantastic Peter and I wish you and your wife many enjoyable years in your new home.
    Thanks for the comments guys but she aint my wife yet people ask me in front of her sometimes but I tell them she hasn,t asked me yet...........the look on her face is priceless...........but I suppose its the next step but when I don,t know

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    Thank you for the nice picture...great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
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    My final figure has come in at 1.29 million baht
    I was chatting on line with my mate back in Perth tonight.

    He told me he has just bought a new American made " Lance 8555 S " slide on Camper. Set him Back $ 54000 AUD.

    He then went out and bought a Ford F 250 second hand to carry it, cost $40000.

    All up package $ 94000 AUD or 2,350,000 Baht.


    Just a comparison of the outstanding value of your house.

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    Well done Peter, excellent job and thanks for persevering and sharing.

    I like your Kitchen, subtle and different.

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    5 years on and this is how it looks now

    New build in Trang-dscn0414-2-jpg

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    Looks nice.


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    Very nice

    Don't you have a shed ?

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    Good job - looks great

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post

    Bye.................
    I envy you sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petermik View Post
    5 years on and this is how it looks now

    New build in Trang-dscn0414-2-jpg
    Very nice. Good job and interesting thread too!

    Thanks

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