The electrician that did nearly all the work on our resort was over the other day to finish the job on the teak house that we moved over from B's aunt property. He said he was finishing in a day or so and asked if there was any other work since he is between jobs.
It so happens that we are at a point where we will soon need power to the market next to the resort. You can't do anything without electrical service these days and so I ordered three power poles to be installed with separate breakers. This is in anticipation that we will have a need for lights during the evening hours of the market and for security lighting in general. That was just three days ago.
|These are 9 meter poles|
Today, I found three poles all set up and the electrician in the process of string up the power lines. Wow, talk about fast service! and the cost was not too bad either - less than $90 USD per pole, materials and labor all included. Naturally, I chose the heavy duty wiring the the best, weather proof breaker boxes for the job. I think I also need to add some fluorescent lights at some point, but that can come after the job is done.
|Someone came in the day before and bored the holes for the poles|
|Cemented tie-down and grounding stakes|
Back in Kalifornia, I think that I would need several months and all kinds of permits in order to get this done. It would be immensely more expensive to boot. Don't worry, we have plenty of power from the resort and this electrician's work in top notch. When the resort was being built, we paid for a special commercial feed and transformer for our present and future needs. Infrastructure wise, we are now in great shape with plenty of water, power, and internet service.
|We paid the power company to bring in extra power and our own transformer many years ago|
With the electrical service completed, we need some drinkable water to the market but that can come later. There is plenty of water for irrigation from the klong around the property. Have to now just sit back and wait for the plants and trees to grow. Nothing more fun than watching grass grow right?
|These are going to be neatly trimmed hedges someday|