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We hired an electrician recommended by our builder who quoted the job but actually his is not doing any of the work. 2 other guys are doing it. Yesterday he was around most of the time 'supervising'. Today he wasn't there at all. 

 

We sent him a line msg last week with photo of a switch and the plastic cover running up the wall. It was a mid size plastic cover kind of double the size of the thin one you can see in the photos attached. We said we wanted the same. 

 

This afternoon I went to check the job and they are running the bigger size around horizontally along the ceiling area but then down to the switch its really thin size. I think it looks a bit <deleted> to be honest. 

 

What do you think? I thought it would be all the same size to be honest.... Any opinions are appreciated

thanks

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What a botch up. My cables are surface mounted, right in the corners, no plastic ducting. A coat of paint and you never see 'em!

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4 minutes ago, stouricks said:

What a botch up. My cables are surface mounted, right in the corners, no plastic ducting. A coat of paint and you never see 'em!

My walls are all concrete. I assume yours are gyprock new walls and ceilings? If Im wrong and yours are also concrete can you please post some photos

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1 hour ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

It looks awful, buy a groove cutter and hide those cables forever. 

Exactly that type of wiring went out of date 20 years ago,sounds like a great builder doing surface wiring.

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2 hours ago, advancebooking said:

We hired an electrician recommended by our builder who quoted the job but actually his is not doing any of the work.

So this is a new build, and they do all the wiring on the surface.

 

Where did you get that advancebooking username

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23 minutes ago, Susco said:

So this is a new build, and they do all the wiring on the surface.

 

Where did you get that advancebooking username

no the building is 40 yrs old and we are renovating all floors

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31 minutes ago, taninthai said:

Exactly that type of wiring went out of date 20 years ago,sounds like a great builder doing surface wiring.

Its an old building and we are renovating

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Does the Thai regulations still require wires to be on the surface so the electric company can inspect the job ?  types of wire/thicknes and even the spacing of the aluminum  wire thingies that hold everthing in pl.ace

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15 minutes ago, johng said:

Does the Thai regulations still require wires to be on the surface so the electric company can inspect the job ?  types of wire/thicknes and even the spacing of the aluminum  wire thingies that hold everthing in pl.ace

 

Theoretically, yes. But 99% of new builds have buried wiring and pass the "inspection" with no issue and no lubrication.

 

It won't be an issue for our OP as he's doing a re-furb, unless he intends changing the meter when the man may want to have a look.

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Should of cut into the walls and placed the cable into yellow pipe and cement over is the cable 2 core or 3 core if it’s 2 core you will have no earth which I would advise you have if it was a good job it would look like this 

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I would guess that the wider trunking has all the feeds to each outlet, then take a single cable down in the thinner trunking.

obviously the trunking is much easier to do, than cutting troughs and running pipes, then  Plastering over.

In hindsight, I guess it would have been better to discuss their methods before commencing work etc

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