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  2. Out here in the provinces, I can confirm that very few people can speak English. Slightly more can understand it when spoken. Even the government office workers here don’t do so well. I have found that the best English speakers are a) well educated or b) ex-OFW. Passing the Civil Service exam doesn’t guarantee anything! My lone dealings with officialdom don’t always go so well. Better when my partner comes along or I have a cousin/friend of hers who works in the office act as unofficial fixer.
  3. Davaoeno

    Why is English Spelling so Weird?

    I accept your surrender !!
  4. lamoe

    Why is English Spelling so Weird?

    What is an herb or a herb? Just ask Herb, he knows As for pronunciations - in German 6 is pronounced sechs / zex In the Southern areas - sex beers will get you 6 - in the Northern will get your face slapped.
  5. The same can be said for the US - as a kid visiting father's people in back hills of Kentucky, 65 years ago, very hard to be understood. TV has changed that. Same as is happening here? From 45.3 in 2010 to 51.73 in 2015 - higher now? The question should be what language is marginally understand by the greatest percentage of a people? Language map of the 12 recognized auxiliary languages based on Ethnologue maps.
  6. Paddy

    Well Casement

    Having put in a holding tank for our new place (and cross connected input and output) so that the house system is pressurized when there is power and gravity fed when not, I have learned a couple of things. 1. The holding tank should be at least 10 feet above the ceiling of the highest room that will be supplied with water. Our tank is at the roofline on a platform that was built with the frame of the house. Down at ground level there is lots of pressure, but at the CRs it is a bit weak. It’s an elevated, colonial style bungalow. 2. Have the house system flushed before connecting any taps etc. The amount of crap in our lines was crazy. The blue pipe plumbers use an old hacksaw blade to roughen the pipe surface before applying the solvent. A lot of shavings get left in the pipes. I am not convinced that a roughened surface and solvent is the correct way to join the blue pipe. In Canada for similar materials (usually drain pipe) you always had to buy two tins - a cleaner/primer and the solvent. No one here has heard of the cleaner/primer and the hardware stores don’t sell it. 3. I know it sounds crazy but make sure your tank installer fits a float valve. Parts sold separately! Even though I’d mentioned it and the receipts said they’d bought one, when we fired up the system we had a massive tank overflow. No float valve installed! The other thing that got fired was the crew that installed the tank!😄 But then they also did a few other things “wrong”. 4. Make sure the plumbers talk to the tilers to determine where the tile surface will be so that connections are fitted in the correct place. It’s a pain fixing this when they get it wrong.
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  8. As long as you stick to Manila, Cebu and Davao, you are right. Venturing out into the smaller cities, towns and provinces will give you a way different result. 80%? Not in my experience of living here. I would need more reliable data then some guy on YouTube.
  9. SkyMan

    Well Casement

    That adds an extra pump to your system though and being on the surface you'd have that noise. I would have the submersible pump to the tower and then from there, filter or not filter as you need. You could also have 2 1KL tanks on your tower, and fill to both but have one for filtered/chlorinated water for the house and the other for irrigation. Or fill to one while using the other and then switch to reduce algae. There's more than one brand of blue and quality varies. I go with Atlanta brand.
  10. Ozepete

    Well Casement

    There is no such thing as a 'Tru DC motor as such. An electric motor field winding (or armature) current has to alternate so it can rotate. This is done by various means like a commutator / brushes or shaded pole triggered external polarity switching for example, but none of which suit powering a bore pump. My company here in Oz manufactures DC refrigeration systems and our (and all other so called 12VDC compressors) compressor motors are all as described, 12 VDC converted to 3 phase alternating current, and this is the same for 'DC bore pumps. We call the black box that houses the DC to AC conversion, a Motor driver module where as the bore pump people call theirs a 'Frequency converter' So they are actually 3 phase AC! The problems our industry had was that these converters were DOL (Direct on line) and with such a start up current rush they obviously didn't last long and were unrealistically expensive to replace. Now we have a soft start version for our compressors but not sure if the pump people have that technology yet. If they don't.. dont! Regards my bore, we are here in Australia were there is massive underground water and luckily ours is purer than rain water. Drilled by: https://www.strathmertondrilling.com.au/ Hope this helps.
  11. Paddy

    Well Casement

    You’re welcome. Trouble is easy to come by here. Weak infrastructure, unavailable “correct” materials and, except for a handful of good workers, a “make do is good enough” attitude.
  12. SkyMan

    Why is English Spelling so Weird?

    The rule for science is that it's spelled SCIENCE. Need any others?
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  14. One of my favorite youtube channels. He's really good at the hobby.
  15. Davaoeno

    Why is English Spelling so Weird?

    Please elaborate on what the rules are for " science" please
  16. Mr. J E Pierce

    Well Casement

    Thanks, sorry to here of your troubles. This is why I asked the question now. So I can get the right material before I needed it.
  17. Paddy

    Well Casement

    Even with reliable mains power and solar, the elevated tank will provide backup for “when” the pump fails. Our last two failures have been caused by the pump installers using galvanized adapter fittings at the foot valve/injector which corroded. We can’t seem to get brass or stainless here (Masbate) and our preferred crew is only just working out how to do it with plastic (😄). The water we’re pumping can corrode galvanized fittings in as little as 6 or 7 months. One well lasted a few years, the new one only 7 months. I drilled a well in Canada and fitted a pump over 30 years ago. Nothing has ever been pulled out of that well since and it still works. I recommend checking any metal fittings your crew is planning to use in the well. If you can get it (we can’t) I also recommend appropriate continuous hose. 5 plus 10ft lengths of blue pipe stuck together with glue holding your submersible pump is OK when done properly but... Securing the pump (or foot valve / injector) at the top of the well is also a good idea. You may be OK in this regard since with a submersible you have a power line in addition to the pipe. Just make sure the mechanical connections of the power line are good enough to support the weight of the pump. Happy water pumping!
  18. I also find that of those 80% that speak English, a large percentage of them understand it not at all. The bigger the city, the more people that speak English. The farther you get into the provinces, the less likely you are to find fluent English speakers.
  19. Ticao island (on the other side of the fault line) probably wouldn’t generate a half-mile high wave if it slid into the water. On the other hand, if we slid into the water, the height of the resulting wave would be of academic interest only!😄
  20. Mr. J E Pierce

    Well Casement

    Thank you for the suggestion, I will contact thm and see if the can get the 4 inch blue PVC pipe once I know the final depth.
  21. Mr. J E Pierce

    Well Casement

    Yes My apologies to the confusion, it should have been liters not Milliliters. (lol, that would be a really small storage system) I must have been thinking of the water bottle nest to my chair
  22. Mr. J E Pierce

    Well Casement

    Thanks for your Share, I am just looking at my options. There are A few companies out their now that have some really nice solar powered submersible pumps. I am confused on your second paragraph, what I am looking at are tru DC motors (positive and Negative) I am well aware of how to convert DC to AC and Vice Versa. I appreciate you mentioning who drilled your Bore, Are you on Cebu Island, and are you on the south or north part. I am not familiar with all the towns and Provinces of Cebu Thanks for the suggestion, That is pretty much the type I am looking at. No batteries
  23. Mr. J E Pierce

    Well Casement

    Not Sure why the double holding tanks, just seems like a good idea. It was an idea to be able to hold un filtered water for the less desired watering needs like irrigation.
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  26. The text from the video said "the government uses English in their work" and it's in the top 5 English speaking countries. Why didn't Canada, Australia, or the Nordic countries end up in the top 5? Their population is around 20 million or less, while the PH is above 100 million. 80-90% speak English in the Philippines. I live in Manila and all my forms (immigration, marriage license, rent lease, utility bill, hospital bill, etc) are in English. I have never had to speak Tagalog. When I lived in Thailand for 18 months, you needed to speak some Thai at certain places. I don't need to switch languages when I'm in the PH. Just because your experience has been around some people with limited English skills doesn't negate the fact that many statistical research sites show that the vast majority of Filipinos speak English. In India, there are over 1 billion citizens, but only 10% speak English. (125 million). In Pakistan, they have about 200 million citizens, but only half speak English.
  27. I had no less than a dozen municipal workers in my yard this week. When I tried to speak to them, they made a phone call, and called for an interpreter!
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      Out here in the provinces, I can confirm that very few people can speak English. Slightly more can understand it when spoken. Even the government office workers here don’t do so well.  I have found that the best English speakers are a) well educated or b) ex-OFW. Passing the Civil Service exam doesn’t guarantee anything! My lone dealings with officialdom don’t always go so well. Better when my partner comes along or I have a cousin/friend of hers who works in the office act as unofficial fixer. 
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      I accept your surrender !!   
    • lamoe
      What is an herb or a herb? Just ask Herb, he knows  As for pronunciations - in German 6 is pronounced sechs / zex In the Southern areas  - sex beers will get you 6 - in the Northern will get your face slapped.
    • lamoe
      The same can be said for the US  - as a kid visiting father's people in back hills of Kentucky, 65 years ago, very hard to be understood. TV has changed that. Same as is happening here? From 45.3 in 2010 to 51.73 in 2015 - higher now? The question should be what language is marginally understand by the greatest percentage of a people? Language map of the 12 recognized auxiliary languages based on Ethnologue maps.  
    • Paddy
      Having put in a holding tank for our new place (and cross connected input and output) so that the house system is pressurized when there is power and gravity fed when not, I have learned a couple of things. 1. The holding tank should be at least 10 feet above the ceiling of the highest room that will be supplied with water.  Our tank is at the roofline on a platform that was built with the frame of the house. Down at ground level there is lots of pressure, but at the CRs it is a bit weak. It’s an elevated, colonial style bungalow. 2. Have the house system flushed before connecting any taps etc. The amount of crap in our lines was crazy. The blue pipe plumbers use an old hacksaw blade to roughen the pipe surface before applying the solvent. A lot of shavings get left in the pipes. I am not convinced that a roughened surface and solvent is the correct way to join the blue pipe. In Canada for similar materials (usually drain pipe) you always had to buy two tins - a cleaner/primer and the solvent. No one here has heard of the cleaner/primer and the hardware stores don’t sell it.  3. I know it sounds crazy but make sure your tank installer fits a float valve. Parts sold separately! Even though I’d mentioned it and the receipts said they’d bought one, when we fired up the system we had a massive tank overflow. No float valve installed! The other thing that got fired was the crew that installed the tank!😄 But then they also did a few other things “wrong”. 4. Make sure the plumbers talk to the tilers to determine where the tile surface will be so that connections are fitted in the correct place. It’s a pain fixing this when they get it wrong. 
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