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  1. Render Not Sticking

    Thanks. He only did a thin coating then rendered. Seems to have stuck well, as i hammered all round and sounds solid as against hollow. I am not a tiler, but I think the render not sticking was due in part to the oiled formwork and the really hot weather drying out the render before it bonded. I don't know, but all the hollow bits seem to be solid now. Maybe in hindsight, if you don't know, you shouldn't build a big pool. But there again, life if full of challenges. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  2. Wiring of Pump Magic Box

    @Pdaz You may consider the incoming mains protection like in the Lioa thread. I think with these installed you protect, as much as possible, everything. A few weeks ago, after floods, strong winds etc. we had a major outage. When PEA fixed the problem, they must have connected everything back wrongly, resulted in blowing up the community houses lights, tvs, and my stabaliser had a fit. Luckily it didn't catch fire. With these phase protectors you probably don't need individual ones for the pump and chlorinator. Do you have a thermal overload relay in with the contactor? Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  3. Wiring of Pump Magic Box

    @Pdaz Hi, I bought mine in Roiet at Bangkok Outlet. I've used these types before on the pumps around the back. There's another type that@Crossy mentioned for the incoming mains protection, probably better, but I need to rearrange things first. The other type and specs. is on a Lioa voltage regulator thread on Thaivisa. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  4. Wiring of Pump Magic Box

    Well again after an executive decision I installed the time switch then the OU voltage protector to the contactor. Seems to work, like lights come on, definitely a good start. [emoji3] These pump control boxes seem great value, cheap too. Mine was damaged so even cheaper. The only thing I did notice while I was rewiring is that the piggy backed crimp connectors had one of their half-moon terminals cut off as they must not have fitted under the connection screw. Load test on Monday. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  5. Do these surge protectors work?

    Got any Thai suppliers of the phase lightning protectors? Got several sources from China. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  6. Render Not Sticking

    Hi RichCor, the oil was from the rental place, makes the frames easier to clean. Should have used a pressure strayer, but I thought the tiler had it covered as he said he'd done pools before, but on checking he said only wooden framework. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  7. Do these surge protectors work?

    Just been following the posts and thought I'd better check my lightning protection. Only 2 green lights, one blown. [emoji21] They were hellishly expensive so will try and source a couple from a different supplyer. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  8. Where to buy a slump test cone (kit)

    @kamalabob2 Good one mate. Feels good to have a good site inspection. Invite me over when finished and we'll do a Leo slump test. [emoji3] Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  9. Wiring of Pump Magic Box

    On second thoughts, I think I'll go from the breaker to the timeclock, then to the OU protector and then contactor. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  10. I need to supply power to a 2 HP pump and a pool chlorinator power supply. I bought one of those magic pump control boxes which has a circuit breaker, contactor, thermal overload, and various buttons and voltage and current meters. I also bought an under/over voltage protector and a time switch. I planned to mount them in the magic pump box and connect them into the existing circuits. I need help on deciding where to connect them into the existing circuit. I think the under/over protector will go straight after the breaker and switch the contactor. I'm not sure where to place the timer. Probably the easiest place would be at the output of the control box to the pump and chlorinator. Where would be the best places to incorporate the under/over protector and the timer? Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  11. New house - pre planning thoughts

    If you can get a good price from Alan or another reputable builder, go for it. I've built a house, with day and job labour, and am now finishing a pool. It is stressful and all consuming, and the way to go is get a proper builder to do it all. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  12. 'I for one will have nothing to do with anything Samsung.' I'd say that about LG because of the hopeless service I received. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  13. fox trot or waltz? Or some of that 'sinfull modern music' as Bluebottles would say. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  14. Got an email response from immigration...approved. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk
  15. [mention=77463]wayned[/mention] You can get there with your FIL. Just show him, then let him do the setup repeatedly, 3 times a day for a few weeks. Will work. Worked with SWMBO. Now she's a wizz. Practise makes Perfect. Don't show him how to test for 220v by wetting his fingers and lightly touching the wires. I know you can do this as you're a sparky. EDIT SORRY, don't anyone wet their fingers and touch for live wires. Just a myth you hear at trade school. Sent from my SM-J700F using Tapatalk