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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by skinner » February 20, 2019, 5:05 pm

bluejets wrote:
February 20, 2019, 4:45 pm
1200 seems a bit high for outlets.
General height for us is 1250 to 1300mm for light switches BUT there is a reason behind it in Aus (to do with noggins)

Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in.
Even worse trying to fit off those at B****dy skirting board height.
My idea height is around 900mm, just adjacent to where my hand swings to the side.
Then one can just " shove it in right there". :)
Noggins are easy enough to put in at any height to provide fixing.
I definately agree plugs at skirting board height can be completely stupid. In a new build , most people will know where there electrical appliances will be . A bit of thought beforehand can make a big difference.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by Barney » February 20, 2019, 5:40 pm

With the high tech world we live in no matter how old or young, buy some power outlets with the USB port incorporated I the outlet plate.
I ended up changing quite a few in my house in bedroom and the kitchen instead of having extra pieces of kit and additional leads and outlets.
Some one is always charging phones.
Didn’t cost much.


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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by Barney » February 20, 2019, 5:44 pm

Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by ajarnudon » February 20, 2019, 7:36 pm

'I forgot to mention......you can 'save' lots by cutting your paint with 50% water. It makes it easier to apply, as well. You'd be hard pressed to know the difference for the first few months.....and then the paint turns to dust or flakes off.'
Right on Parrot. The guy I had painting primer on the inside block walls did just that - two coats of primer and you could still see through it - then I twigged why. So, under all sorts of threats - no added water! This leads me into other issues with paint and render, but I will post these (mistakes I have made) in my own build blog.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by runrunshaw » February 20, 2019, 7:56 pm

Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:40 pm
With the high tech world we live in no matter how old or young, buy some power outlets with the USB port incorporated I the outlet plate.
I ended up changing quite a few in my house in bedroom and the kitchen instead of having extra pieces of kit and additional leads and outlets.
Some one is always charging phones.
Didn’t cost much.


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Great idea; I'll try to incorporate that ASAP.
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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by runrunshaw » February 20, 2019, 8:03 pm

bluejets wrote:
February 20, 2019, 4:45 pm

"Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in."

"My idea height is around 900mm, just adjacent to where my hand swings to the side.
Then one can just " shove it in right there". :)
LOL!!! Is this a build thread, or a Pattaya Soi Six thread??? ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by runrunshaw » February 20, 2019, 9:00 pm

Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:44 pm
Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic.

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Barney, I love the look of the concrete walls. Kind of a post-industrial modernism with the metal conduit. Go into Moon's place, Country Bar, on Soi Sampan, and you can see what Previn did with the concrete wall finish from his place Phoenix Bistro.
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Also, I really like RJ8 Coffee and Bakery on the road to Nong Kai.

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We wanted to go this route with this build, but then discovered how expensive it is, and time consuming, to get the desired finish. I'm saving it for if I build a house for myself. I also love polished concrete floors and will have question re that for you guys.
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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by Niggly » February 20, 2019, 9:07 pm

Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:40 pm
With the high tech world we live in no matter how old or young, buy some power outlets with the USB port incorporated I the outlet plate.
I ended up changing quite a few in my house in bedroom and the kitchen instead of having extra pieces of kit and additional leads and outlets.
Some one is always charging phones.
Didn’t cost much.
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Interesting, I've taken the opposite route. I hope i haven't missed the bleedin' obvious :oops:
My electrician asked me if I wanted some of these outlets & I decided to just go for the standard twin power ports & use a B50 USB adaptor. That way I have the option to plug a normal appliance in

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by bluejets » February 21, 2019, 5:26 am

skinner wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:05 pm
bluejets wrote:
February 20, 2019, 4:45 pm
1200 seems a bit high for outlets.
General height for us is 1250 to 1300mm for light switches BUT there is a reason behind it in Aus (to do with noggins)

Nothing worse than having to get down on ones hands and knees to try to plug things in.
Even worse trying to fit off those at B****dy skirting board height.
My idea height is around 900mm, just adjacent to where my hand swings to the side.
Then one can just " shove it in right there". :)
Noggins are easy enough to put in at any height to provide fixing.
I definately agree plugs at skirting board height can be completely stupid. In a new build , most people will know where there electrical appliances will be . A bit of thought beforehand can make a big difference.
Would be nice BUT if we have to move each and ever bloody noggin it would be a time consuming PIA.
As far as forethought, these customers ( and their Wally architects) actually insist on skirting board location.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by bluejets » February 21, 2019, 5:28 am

Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:44 pm
Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic.

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....and the associated earth conductor would be ...where...??

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by Barney » February 21, 2019, 8:39 am

bluejets wrote:
Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:44 pm
Also if you don’t want to chase the walls you could use metal conduit down the walls that looks the place instead of plastic.

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....and the associated earth conductor would be ...where...??
Earth wire is Terminated in the metal box for the outlet or switch, of course ...
Run run had employed a recommended electrician, and, as advised earlier the installation will be tested. Hopefully with a 30ma RCD trip test?


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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by runrunshaw » February 21, 2019, 2:59 pm

The electrician is at work as I write this. Will post photos soonest. Simple job. 4000 for his fee and about 8500 for materials, I think. I'll check re the inspection.
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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by ajarnudon » February 21, 2019, 8:08 pm

.... 'the installation will be tested. Hopefully with a 30ma RCD trip test?'

I wonder if anyone out there remembers a Megger Tester? If you are under 50 and/or haven't worked on industrial installations, then probably not.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by Barney » February 21, 2019, 9:09 pm

Niggly wrote:
Barney wrote:
February 20, 2019, 5:40 pm
With the high tech world we live in no matter how old or young, buy some power outlets with the USB port incorporated I the outlet plate.
I ended up changing quite a few in my house in bedroom and the kitchen instead of having extra pieces of kit and additional leads and outlets.
Some one is always charging phones.
Didn’t cost much.
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Interesting, I've taken the opposite route. I hope i haven't missed the bleedin' obvious :oops:
My electrician asked me if I wanted some of these outlets & I decided to just go for the standard twin power ports & use a B50 USB adaptor. That way I have the option to plug a normal appliance in

Things can always be retrofitted to suit all applications.
This is what I installed after the initial build, not what everyone needs.

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Re: Low Budget Village Build For In-Laws

Post by ajarnudon » February 21, 2019, 11:47 pm

'Also, I really like RJ8 Coffee and Bakery on the road to Nong Kai.'
Well, I never .. I go past this place every time I go to my build site, but it isn't like I want coffee when I drive by at 7.40 am. But I think I might have to drop in when I sometimes go to Do Home or the steel merchant up the road at lunchtime. I could have a coffee back on site, but I think the aesthetics and the range of products up on the wall might entice me in soon.

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