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parryhandy

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no water
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:55:32 AM »
now on our second straight day of NO water after having no water on Monday either. Does anybody know what the hell's going on ? Wife and daughter tells me a lot of Khon Kaen is affected as a big pipe has broken but I cant find anything in the news .



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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2018, 11:22:35 AM »
Same here.  Klang Muang Rd. just outside the ring road.
Thailand us getting to be more and more like a third world country.  And that includes the recent power cuts

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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 02:11:37 PM »
Electricity and water companies are a joke.
Constant power cuts and days without water.
That's what comes with monopolies and a local population that just puts up with things.

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Re: no water
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 03:11:07 PM »

Yes, the Provincial Water Company has a major break in the main water line.  They fixed it temporarily a day ago and again it was shut down today.  Again, they temporarily fixed it (may just a bypass).  We now have strong water pressure but it will be taken down again so they can make a permanent fix.


This is what you get when your water lines are PVC!  AND probably installed incorrectly allowing for major stress to be placed on the line in various locations until the line fractures.


If you want to get up=to-date status, you should join tier line application called "line group.'  Or you can follow by Facebook if you so desire.

parryhandy

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 03:33:45 PM »



If you want to get up=to-date status, you should join tier line application called "line group.'  Or you can follow by Facebook if you so desire.


have you the name of the line group please or a link to the facebook page ?




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Re: no water
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 03:57:16 PM »
found the facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/PWAKK/

fceligoj

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 07:18:31 PM »
Here is the line group info:

https://line.me/R/ti/g/RKm6Alw51T

and the QR Code



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Re: no water
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2018, 08:01:18 AM »
Using PVC is not the problem. If you use metal you still have the same problem with the pipes rusting through until the burst. In Australia they have been using PVC pipe for years. What the problem is, is the quality of the PVC pipe here in Thailand. Compared to the pipe used in Australia the pipe here is much thinner which means that it is only suitable for low pressure, it needs to be much thicker to take the higher pressure. In Australia most piping is done with PVC pipes now including electricity, sewerage, low pressure water, high pressure water, recycled water and even gas. Each different use has a different grading of pipe and a different colour of pipe so they are easy to recognize and so that they don't get mixed up, plus there is 2 different joints, rubber ring joint and a welded joint. In Australian for high pressure water they use the rubber ring joint whereas here in Thailand they use the welded joint which is done by chemical softening the PVC so that it will weld together.

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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2018, 07:35:23 PM »

Russell, you are probably right about what many countries like Australia do.  Here, I should have said "Thai PVC".  I think part of the issue is if they put in the correct material type, the water mains would last much longer, but then where are those people going to work if they don't have water pipes to replace all the time?  I would imagine that Australia uses PVC pipes that withstand high pressure.  Doubt if every house has its individual water pump.  Here in Thailand, can you imagine the issues they would have if they provided each house adequate water pressure so you wouldn't need you own pump?


If the US they have used and are still using cast iron pipes AND WOODEN PIPES WITH STRAPS OF STEEL TO KEEP THEM SEALED!  The replacements are now ductile iron and in certain area where they need it, they line the pipes with cement.  In the US, they provide high water pressure so you have high pressure in all you bathrooms, kitchens, outdoor faucets, etc.


Even the sewers are ductile iron with an impervious lining or they use tile, not concrete tile!


From the water main to the house it is usually 3/4" Heavy Duty copper (this is the best, but too expensive for water mains.)  Ductile iron and probably PVC are used inside homes to attach to the central sewer systems.  If you have a septic, it usually attaches using the ductile iron pipes or tile.