Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by Fatone » July 3, 2017, 3:38 pm

Looking great my friend, I will have to drop in and have a look at the finished job when i finally get my pension and get over there. Might pick up some names of good tradies to renovate our place in non sa at while there.

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 4, 2017, 4:43 am

Fatone wrote:
July 3, 2017, 3:38 pm
Looking great my friend, I will have to drop in and have a look at the finished job when i finally get my pension and get over there. Might pick up some names of good tradies to renovate our place in non sa at while there.
You will be welcome though there's only 1 local person who I would unhesitatingly recommend and 1 team from kumpawape. We have used a company Bann Boon 2012 to build and I would have no problem in recommend them.


Starting on the workshop tiles
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We do not have enough of the water damaged tiles to complete the workshop so need three different patterns
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SWMBO is now cleaning the tiles in the living-room/kitchen
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by Barney » July 4, 2017, 6:26 pm

Project looks good and now the real cleaning begins once all the tiles are placed. :lol: :lol:

Goodluck with the finish.

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by the-monk » July 4, 2017, 7:17 pm

On the 5th picture we can see that the little plastic spacers are being used. The next 2 show the tile cleaning, with just a mop ? Has any grout been applied in the joints ? Thanks.. Just curious...

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 4, 2017, 8:13 pm

the-monk wrote:
July 4, 2017, 7:17 pm
On the 5th picture we can see that the little plastic spacers are being used. The next 2 show the tile cleaning, with just a mop ? Has any grout been applied in the joints ? Thanks.. Just curious...
Sure it has, it took one of the tile crews wives several hours per room. I just didn't show any picture of her at work, also there are 3 days between between those pictures.
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Here is the ensuite shower showing that it's been half grouted
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 5, 2017, 8:02 pm

2.

SWMBO is cleaning the workshop, probably for the first and last time.
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Bedroom lighting, we have colour changing and dimming the down lights.

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Living room kitchen dimmable downlights and pelmet lights

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Another view of the bedroom
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The extractor fan for the workshop shower and toilet
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The beginning of the big problems with the electrics
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And night view of the house showing the light coming through top windows.
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 8, 2017, 10:05 pm

A better idea of the living room light well showing the indirect lighting idea and warmwhite dimmable downlighting
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Looking up into the top level ceiling area
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Looking up into the top level ceiling area and where the in house water tank will go.
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The one colour changing light outside the storage room and workshop.
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The bedroom
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My paint room and hot water producing area
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The main electrical supply boxes and the electrical problem
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Our electrical wiring installer subcontractor is probably competent at putting wiring and sockets in, his work as far as that went looked OK.

But after installing the 4 CU's (Consumer Units) when asked which breaker controlled which circuit his reply was that he didn't know and we could work it out ourselves. He has been onsite and working on the wiring intermittently for about 9 months so you can imagine we were less than happy with that answer. Much worse than that was that when any circuit was switched on, with or without anything plugged in after a random time the ECLB tripped. This meant that though we could have power to the house it was dangerous.

A couple of days later he called up and asked when he could come back to write the names on the labels, we suggested that he would be better to contact the building supervisor. We didn't tell him directly that he would never be coming back as his complaining and work ethic was too bad and that the departure at 1:00pm with the comments on labelling was the last straw.

We have been in Japan for the last 3 months but our builder has said that he's now got the house wiring working correctly, we will find out in about 3 weeks.

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by Fatone » July 9, 2017, 8:01 am

Looking brilliant stww, there is always a hiccup or two building in Los.

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 9, 2017, 9:35 am

Fatone wrote:
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Looking brilliant stww, there is always a hiccup or two building in Los.
You are right there. There have been quite a few that were caught in time as we were on site all the time.

The problem with the electrics is, that I don't know how to fix it. With all the other problems I knew what was wrong I knew how it should be done and I could tell them how to do it.

We have been told that the electrics have now been fixed. But whether this will be true or not we will be finding out in about 2 1/2 weeks time when we get back to Thailand. It was really rather depressing because it's similar to buying a new car and then the engine doesn't work at all, with no easy to understand reason. It also put on hold fitting of the fans that we've already got and commissioning our air-conditioners which have been installed for almost 9 months now.

However if the electrics have actually been fixed then it will be full steam ahead getting our fans fitted, getting the air-conditioning commissioned, and starting on putting in doors and security doors in the workshop.

We do have a little progress, the bathroom storage cupboard now has its doors fitted.
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by kopkei » July 9, 2017, 6:15 pm

why so many breaker boxes ? in our small home i have 1 breaker box with 18 breakers ...
why divided to 3 boxes ? and what is a hot water producing area?.. ;)

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 9, 2017, 7:03 pm

kopkei wrote:why so many breaker boxes ? in our small home i have 1 breaker box with 18 breakers ...
why divided to 3 boxes ? and what is a hot water producing area?.. ;)
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Because I can :lol: and it makes a negligible difference to the total cost, while having enough sockets and circuits so extension cords will never be needed it also means we can put any appliances anywhere and be within 25 to 50 cm of a socket.

In the picture above there are 46 sockets and that's less than half the workshop, I will never have to overload any circuit. My machines can draw 12 amps so big machines can go on different circuits while being close to each other.
The smaller box splits the house and workshop supplies the aother two have over/under voltage protection together with lighting protection and a workshop emergency stop system with the contactor it needs. It also supplies the outside power points.

I see no need to have a single breaker for all the lights, though they would probably easily go onto a single circuit, for example the living room could have up to 70 lights on and is still only just over 600watts

The hot water producing area is on top of the paint shop and will supply solar heated water.
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 31, 2017, 8:16 pm

Back in Thailand again the electrical system has been mostly sorted out, the continuing problem is that the circuits that are supposed not to go through the ELCB do at the moment.

We did have a situation where the air-conditioning circuit was supposed to be a 4 mm² cable was a 2.5 mm² and one of the light switches wasn't working correctly but that's all been sorted out now.

We went to SuperRich in KK to change money and lost about 2,700 Baht on the deal but we did have a fly through on AirAsia from Tokyo to Khon Kaen so overall it was probably worth the expense.

Just a heads up if you are flying through to Khon Kaen with international baggage it will all be x-rayed, however if you change planes in Don Muang and have a domestic flight up to Udon or KK them you have a good chance that your baggage will not be x-rayed in Don Muang.

We were shopping in DoHome in ThaiWatsudu and while we were checking out we saw these to mats and you can see why we decided we just had to buy them.
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With the electricity sorted out we can finally get the helicopter fans up and functioning and I also put the TriStar up but we're not sure if it's actually going to stay there. We do need one more fan for the balcony but we will probably use one fan which was supposed to go in the living room and move the TriStar into the living room/kitchen.

I managed to find 12 watt LEDs which fit into the helicopter fans but the Tri-Star has less space so they don't fit there

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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 31, 2017, 9:07 pm

We have found a 100 W LED light in Udon in ThaiWatsudu when we were shopping in March, the only problem was that we couldn't find the light fitting for it, it is an E40, however we found it in DoHome and so we now have one 100 W LED as a test in the workshop. You can see the comparison between the 100 W LED and the 2x12 W LED's that are in the helicopters
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Today's activity was fitting the 16 9 W LED lights into the double-height ceiling area. These can be switched in 2 banks so allowing owner light levels without needing dimmable lights.
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SWMBO is enjoying the new AC while I'm connecting up the lights.
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 12, 2017, 10:23 am

Putting up one of the helicopter fans

A little assembly is required:


Threading the security wire and electrical supply
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Wire stripping
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Attaching bootlaces terminals, this isn't necessary but if ever I need to move the lights it is more secure
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Lifting the fan into position
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Re: Workshop and house, Non Sa-At ½ way between KK & Udon

Post by sometimewoodworker » August 12, 2017, 10:28 am

Continuing to raise the MrKen fan
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Electrical connectors
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2 x 12 W LED's fitted into each helicopter fan
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Fitting the Security gate to the rear doorway and it's operation
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