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  1. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    What about overload? Not just a short. RCCB wont trip if your tools is overloaded but the fuse would. Have you never had a fuse blow using woodwork tools such as saw, sander, plane? etc
  2. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    Except the fact you have a light with only protection is a 20a fuse with 1mm cable? Think the cable may burn before fuse blows lol
  3. oldwelshman

    Which wires go where??

    I cannot believe how they wire here, no earth, and use the switches to run lights with no junction boxes so they just twist the neutrals and cover with bit of tape. Also crap plugs with no fuses !! Oh and often have 3 gang boxes with two power outlets and a light switch, even better having power and light circuits all together !!
  4. oldwelshman

    Resurface granite countertops

    If it is granite it does not need re surfacing I tis the surface, may be stained and scratched. All they do is sand it with various diamond blades finishing with very high grade diamond wet stones https://countertopguides.com/guides/polish-granite-restore-factory-shine.html
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    Wall anchors for AAC blocks

    Check Hilti site for best, expansion bolts not used as they crack the block, best is chemical resin anchors we use them a lot in hospital installations they can be used in cracked or aerated concrete and bricks with frog. They also do screw and plug type which works in plaster board and concrete block.
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    UK state pension going same way as Australian ?

    Most conservatives have no idea what the voters think, that why they come up with these shit policies. I do not think the majority of voters would agree with the Govt not paying up to those who contributed all their life and chose to retire abroad? I paid in all my life and I want my pension end of. Conservatives are on borrowed time anyhow, post Brexit the party will be in more of a mess than it is in now. TM has no chance, her cards are marked already.
  7. This is not true, I called them to enquire about offshore account and they told me no need as I have my UK account and as long as it is active it is ok. Offshore account is for expats wishing to open an new account if they don't have one.
  8. Someone near me did this recently and it is the worst eyesore I have ever seen lol Maybe I will take a photo and post, but it was very expensive to do so not sure it would be a huge cost saving. The guys who did this obviously had no idea how to put posts in to a line and certainly did not know how to put the reinforced beams level, its like a roller coaster and now they are building the garden wall on top, can't wait to see how that turns out.
  9. oldwelshman

    How to wire a house using 3 phase

    No intention of large water heaters, only water pump that's it. Only shock hazard is if someone has extremely long arms and somehow reaches bare conductors between floors to get to 415v lol. I once saw engineer stick his hand inside an electronics cabinet (x-ray generator) and got his hands between phases on a 3ph contactor, burnt his hands, horrid smell, and to get away from it he put other had on cabinet to pull away, no idea how he survived that one but he looked rough as hell and lots of little burns on his hands and they smelled like burning pork lol
  10. oldwelshman

    How to wire a house using 3 phase

    I was trying to work out what caused the fire and why its higher risk? the house I live in currently I added a second CU and earthed everything. Building house in a year or so and also doing a bore hole so I guess that will have a 3ph pump, not sure abput swimming pool etc but will read up on those, also using a pump to irrigate land so I will go for 3ph supply then wont have issue if pumps 3ph and as you say will split circuits between phases.
  11. Explain why I would want to spend my hard earned pension, getting taxed on it again in the form of VAT, extortionate council tax for little service, while the fat cats get extortionate bonuses for dabbling with our money at high risk ? I prefer to spend my money in Thailand and help the local economy here instead of bankrolling the tory fatcats and fun tax breaks. My choice.
  12. oldwelshman

    How to wire a house using 3 phase

    I am pretty sure many houses in UK have 3ph supply and different phases around the house. Why would this increase the risk of electric shock if installed correctly? What caused the firs as I assumed the consumer board would have each phase protected?
  13. oldwelshman

    flat bed planer/spindle moulder

    will browse these cheers
  14. oldwelshman

    flat bed planer/spindle moulder

    Not tried HomePro that could be worth a shout, megahome don't have anything big enough mostly smaller tools.
  15. oldwelshman

    flat bed planer/spindle moulder

    post code 25220, its east of Bangkok about 3 hours, and north of Pattaya, not far from prachinburi. I brought a few tools, 3 routers, router table, jigsaws, drills etc bu could do with a bandsaw and a mutlti tool like flat bed planer, saw etc.