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    Quote Originally Posted by cjustice
    suppose to be fairly good quality
    Looks like CPAC Monier. Good quality. Relatively light. Reason I asked was to get an idea of the size needed for the steel roof members.

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    i don't have an idea, back home US of A we use lumber when building houses, 2x4's and plywood,, then shingles for the roof, thin strips Shingles have been made of various materials such as wood, slate, asbestos-cement, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt shingle) or ceramic. sorry i couldn't help you Norton,,good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Looking good. The B200 per week service charge for the septic tank I do not understand. We have several septic tanks and the cleaning company comes once or twice per year depending upon the need. Not even close to paying B200 per week. I would have to ask the boss, but I am thinking maybe B1000 a year per tank if that much.

    We built our house near Nakon Sawan, finished Jan. 2007, 2 bathrooms 2 septic pits, we have yet to need to pump out the pits, only the toilet water goes into the tanks, grey water directly to the back yard for watering trees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65
    only the toilet water goes into the tanks, grey water directly to the back yard for watering trees.
    nice. Have a green for that

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
    Looking good. The B200 per week service charge for the septic tank I do not understand. We have several septic tanks and the cleaning company comes once or twice per year depending upon the need. Not even close to paying B200 per week. I would have to ask the boss, but I am thinking maybe B1000 a year per tank if that much.

    We built our house near Nakon Sawan, finished Jan. 2007, 2 bathrooms 2 septic pits, we have yet to need to pump out the pits, only the toilet water goes into the tanks, grey water directly to the back yard for watering trees.
    We have been "using" my tank for over 5 years now and never pumped it out or had any problems, but - you have to take care of it, start throwing bleach and chemicals in soon be "dead'!

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    you guys keep saying this about the septic,,i don't understand,,my tank is not large, 2,000 liters,,it is not like it is a underground cavern,,my farang down the road drop a submersivable pump and when needed pumps it to the pasture,,i understand just the toliet to the tank, kitchen, laundry and shower to the yard, etc..am i missing something here? maybe you guys just have large, large, tanks,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjustice
    am i missing something here
    Maybe. I have a tank like yours. Crap flows in from toilets, liqufies by way of a bacterial process then liguid flows into a concrete tank a couple meters deep that allows waste water to seep into the ground.

    The tank you have is one that is setup to do the same. Sewer pipe in from toilets, liquefied sewage out pipe. Likely the builder is planning to put the concrete tank next to the polyurethane tank.

    If all works well, it is rare the tank needs to be pumped out. In my case, if it needs to be emptied, there is a tank truck that pumps it out for a couple hundred baht.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    ok,,, i am with you now on this,, i will check this out on my return,, 2 weeks,, on another note,,now have as of today on jobsite,,30 workers,,he the builder, the wifes uncle,,was not getting anymore of my buisness if he didn't get some workers on the job,, see, about a 1 month ago i gave him an advance payment, 200,000 baht, but i told the wife to tell him to finish on the schedule of my return mid april,,well he screwed around and had several jobs going on,,now i believe he can get back on schedule, should see some progress soon,,should get some updated photos this afternoon,,, and Norton thanks for all that, i was clueless on that septic discussion,,

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    Just watch that if you are are going to let runoff from your toilet into the ground, you wouldn't want to be drilling a bore nearby. Concrete rings which aren't sealed are good and if big enough normally don't need emptying on a regular basis but you trade that against using nearby ground water. As I'm in a moo baan, I'm going to test water from the neighbour and the Wat well before I think of searching for water as while I don't do it, the others do.

    We currently drop a submersible into our grey water tank about every 10-14 days (with 2 people) and pump it into the bamboo. I actually prefer to to do it weekly as I don't like the water siting for too long and going off. Its a pain to do and I'm going to change the system next time I'm back so I just have to flick a switch with a visible level indicator. I thought about fully automating it - but thought if something went wrong while I was away it would be too hard for the errr....locals. The trick is getting a pump that is suitable for dirty water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    We built our house near Nakon Sawan, finished Jan. 2007, 2 bathrooms 2 septic pits, we have yet to need to pump out the pits, only the toilet water goes into the tanks, grey water directly to the back yard for watering trees.
    I'm starting a build within the next 12 months and that is one (of many) things that I've been pondering over. How do you drain it away from the house without the land nearby getting too boggy or saturated ? Is there a way of evenly draining it over a larger area ?

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    P.S. Whilst we are on about water. How do you guys find is the best way to dispense of the rain water from the roof ?

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    Guys, go to the web sites via the links I posted earlier in this thread. It will explain what a leach field ( or drain field) is.

    Simple explanation is:
    you have two connected tanks, one for solids and one for liquid (or one tank with a separator) . You then have a pipe that runs from the liquid tank to your yard. (at a slight angle go it is gravity fed, holes in the pipes drain into rock covered with dirt, nice green grass on top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBoJangles View Post
    P.S. Whilst we are on about water. How do you guys find is the best way to dispense of the rain water from the roof ?

    We are fortunate that the lavel of our house is about 2 meters above the land in back and that land has a gentle sloap away from the house. The grey water is piped to about 5 meters behind the house from there it goes out into a grassy area with trees never and soggy land, but the grass growd very fast as well as the trees. There is a one meter wide tiled concrete walk way on all sides of the house on the outside of this I built a concrete gutter which also drains out behind and below the house level.

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    For those who are planing to pump gray water I have been using a little giant effluent pump for a few years now with good success. Think the model was 10S CIM. Very easy to install as it comes with it’s own level switch.

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    f you have been keeping up with my updates on our house being constructed you will see that my water tanks and pumps are in place and pump house built, i will be adding a filter system, just not real sure which route to go, i have seen all the ones at DO HOME and Home Pro, there are alot of types, anyone have good success with a particular type or brand>? or have had problems or not happy with a brand they have, these caught my eye but are awful large, any comments would be great,, thanks ahead,,also some pics of progress,,some water piping in bathroom, tank and pump house with pump almost complete, roofing slow but moving, and rendurning 99% on outside and suppose to start inside today,,




    just i would like a few comments on filter systems,, thanks guys,,



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    I have found filter systems to be more trouble than they are worth, they need a lot of looking after, doubt water is drinkable? so why bother, just use a small coarse filter.

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    I have similar to shown in the pic. Uses activated carbon as filter material. Works good for me as water supply at times is discolored (yellow), has a bad odor but very little particulate matter. I brought water through filter first and ten to holding tank. This to have filtered water in tank so cleaning is less a problem. Only use the water for supply to house but don't drink it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airportwo
    I have found filter systems to be more trouble than they are worth,
    If main water supply is relatively clear and odor free agree. If not, water will stain sinks/toilets and smell is not very pleasant for showers, washing machines or dish washing.

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    If the water is staining your toilet-bath room. & sink.
    Then you have metal or calcium in the water.
    We have bad water so I have 2 filters 1 with Birm to remove the metals-Calcium.
    The second filter Anthracite to remove odor.
    The water is not for drinking & clear as

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    I can not remember the price of a water filter we looked at, but it was damn expensive. Much cheaper to buy drinking water.

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    filter or not i will always drink bottled water, i was thinking of just for the house, washing dishes, showers, etc, thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjustice View Post
    filter or not i will always drink bottled water, i was thinking of just for the house, washing dishes, showers, etc, thanks guys

    I put in a filter about 2 years ago,10,000 baht at homepro. Before the filter the water was often a littlt dark with an oder, now if the filter is maintained properly the water is crystal clear with no smell. The filter does however take regular maintenance, not extensive mostly back flush, about once a month, and change the filter material once a year. The filters do not produce drinkable water.

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    thanks peter,, sounds just what i need,, do you have a photo of it?? and is it not safe to cook with the water after filter??

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjustice View Post
    thanks peter,, sounds just what i need,, do you have a photo of it?? and is it not safe to cook with the water after filter??

    Cooking or making coffee has been fine, I would send a picture but I am currently in the U.S.. The tank is made of stainless steel about four feet tall maybe eight inch diameter. I have only seen one at home pre would fit this description, and at this price.

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