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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo View Post
    Moving along nicely, good that you are getting along with your builders and they are open to improvements.

    I have a flat roof area that I coated with reflective paint, made a lot bigger difference than I expected - product made by "Three Bond" they make some good products though on the pricey side.

    As long as it does the job

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    I have no experience with red bricks though they do look very permeable. I dont believe that they would disintegrate for a long time there are literally thousands of homes built here using red bricks.
    The drawback with red bricks is their lack of strength, their lack of solar performance. I personally would not build with them. I chose QCON blocks 75 mm for the internal walls and double 75 mm for the external with a cavity.

    The double external with cavity has a very good solar efficency. Using double 75 is cheaper than using a single 200 mm block. Labour is more but with the wages paid here (approx 10% 0f a brickie in Aus) it is not a problem.
    Also there are no unsitely columns to see.

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    The house is moving along nicely now.
    Painting commenced on the external walls all render finished
    internal render started
    Some issue with the roof flashings, they just didnt turn up for weeks, in the end I drew the profiles required and worked out the quantities and gave them to Dook. They turned up the next day. The house is a bit different and they were unsure.
    Have to watch the carpenters (fitting the soffitts) had them pull down some planking and gave them a lesson in how to install it. hopefully it will go on correctly this time. If not pull it down again !!
    The young couple doing the render are doing an excellant job, I highly recommend them.
    All electrical and plumbing pipes in.
    I have to source 3 core insulated wire for the electrician. not easyto find. 2 core is easily available.
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    I am sure you are on top of it but when we built I just ran ordinary blue pvc like what you show in the above picture but then when they laid the tiles they used about 2 inches of concrete over the pipes under the tiles. The house is about 9 years old and in that time there has obviously been a small movement in the house floor which has caused a minor fracture in one of the pipes. This has resulted in water coming up from under the tiles, it forms a small puddle before it drains back down the drain hole which is nearby but the main issue is that it makes the pressure pump cycle on and off every minute or so. I don't know why but the missus won't or can't get it fixed and she controls it by cutting the power to the pump when it is not required.
    So in hindsight I would have run the small pipe inside a larger pipe to allow for small minor movement in the floor which wouldn't fracture the actual water carrying pipe. Or I would have run all the delivery pipes under the floor (it is raised 75cm off the ground) and then just poked them straight up through the floor to where they were required.

    If you get time it would be nice to see some pictures taken of the inside of your house.
    Good luck with the rest of the build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantadive View Post
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    I would only install a grey water tank if you were considering using the water for irrigation., and you would have to keep the tank pumped every couple of days otherwise it will really smell. I had that issue in AUS.
    Having the grey water into the one tank helps the sewer lines to flow better.
    Unfortunately I am on a very small block and the treated waste connects to the street pipe (basically a large storm water pipe) I would have preferred to install soakage /evaporation trenches but no room.
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    The system has traps on all fixtures to stop the smells from coming into the house and it is thoroughly vented which will allow the waste water to get away without any effort.
    I also included a cleanout at the head of the line and an ORG (overflow relief gully) at the base of the line. If I get a blockage then the s--t will come out of the ORG and not the downstairs shower.
    How is this done exactly do they bore a hole into the storm drain ?

    I have rented 2 houses on an housing estate for over 10 years in Khon Kaen and at no time have we ever emptied the septic tanks or have I known any of the neighbors to have done, is this right ? If you should empty the tanks I cant see why anybody would as its out of sight out of mind and wont the untreated waste just flow out in the storm drains anyway. I talk to the mrs about it and shes like why give a toss ? If the grey water is flowing into the septic tank won't the bacteria that breaks down the waste be killed by cleaning products ? I'm pretty sure our grey water goes straight into the drains by design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parryhandy View Post
    I have rented 2 houses on an housing estate for over 10 years in Khon Kaen and at no time have we ever emptied the septic tanks or have I known any of the neighbors to have done, is this right ?
    It's possible the house owner arranged it without your knowledge, possibly while you were away for the day. It doesn't take long to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It's possible the house owner arranged it without your knowledge, possibly while you were away for the day. It doesn't take long to do.

    Seems more likely.
    Can't imagine a Thai configuration/system going on up to 10 years without emptying - less being refashioned over that kind of time stretch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    It's possible the house owner arranged it without your knowledge, possibly while you were away for the day. It doesn't take long to do.
    lol not a chance in hell, seriously I've never seen one of those trucks on our estate. It does flood regularly when we get heavy rain which I'd imagine gives the tanks a good clear out. Seriously though why would most care as long the waste is disappearing, I know its not right but....
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Seems more likely.
    Can't imagine a Thai configuration/system going on up to 10 years without emptying - less being refashioned over that kind of time stretch.
    Housing Estate I live (Rangsit Pathum) was built in 1995, so fairly old. It's all blocks of shophouses, with mostly small 1.50-2m area behind the houses.
    The wastewater system (as far as I can see) has a septic tanks and a grey water tank. Overflow is draining into the storm-drains which then go to 6 large tanks at the front of the estate.

    This means that there's hardly, if ever, a need for individual emptying of tanks, unless you dump everything down the drains..

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    Time for an update:

    The house is progressing slowly, the external render is complete and painted, Internally the walls are nearing completion (rendering) they have been primed and first coated. Ceilings are battened out. I had an issue with the battening, they use a 50mm x 5mm very light channel supported from the upper floor and the roof structure. I insisted that the battening be supported at 500 mm centres maximum. This meant more steel has to installed in the roof structure. Dook (The builder acknowledged this amd it is being installed)
    I attend the site every day and I am glad that I do. I pick up problems as they happen, I am ensuring that a quality job is being carried out. ( I am not a perfectionist but I do like the construction to be sound, true ,straight and plumb. )
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    You havent really talked about the electric. If you need advice. I can help
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