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the one shown in the picture is NOT a safety switch (RCD or what ever its called)

below is one

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Notice that in VECO area you have 2 hots light switches are single pole, so even with switch turned off you still have 1 hot at the lamp socket always turn off  breaker when working on elect

I suggest the only thing your missing is an acceptance of "This is Philippines and that is how it is done here".  Just take a good look at the wiring on everyone else's appliances and outlets and you

maybe not, but falling down the ladder hitting your head on the tilled floor could

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53 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Woolf: Thanks for your interest and followup.

Yes its a new house, however i failed to mention a very important point in my first post.
Although we have access to the house ( during the day when the workers are around) we have not moved in as VECO has not connected the power, Supposedly on the list for next week. Its funny because we had a "handover" but no power (only in the Philippines moment)

There is a "space" left in the fuse box that I'm lead to believe is for a safety switch, somewhat like your picture.
"I'm told" this by neighbors that this is the final component that is fitted when VECO have done there site safety inspection and when happy, fit/or the electrician fits the safety switch. This all makes sense in reality and seems to be supported by the neighbours.
I'm guessing that the question ask to the electrician was "lost in translation". Your picture shows a safety switch that I'm totally familiar with in Australia.




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Not moved in ? A local would have moved in as soon as the roof was almost on and Veco has temp power already wait till you get your first bill 

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the one shown in the picture is NOT a safety switch (RCD or what ever its called)
below is one
eaton-hpfi-2pol.jpg&key=2942b0f0eed98fc7b000ad70c2cc9294f5ab4955ba85d57da921ecb74650d90d
Yes correct got that, should have looked closer .

Fyi, All new houses in Australia and any older dwelling that requires electrical work involving work on a fuse box must by law be retrofitted with a safety switch...... "generic name" ( Well defiantly in the state of Victoria). I found this out on a 30 year old house that i had an airconditioner fitted and the electrician would not proceed with said work. And no he wasn't looking to increase the cost.....

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Not moved in ? A local would have moved in as soon as the roof was almost on and Veco has temp power already wait till you get your first bill 
Yes,

well to update the thread, we HAVE moved in this afternoon . We "spat the dummy" with Veco (which to be fair is probably not their fault).I think it was miss communication from the seller, So, I'm writing this post by emergency lamps including some used for camping in Australia that arrived in our Balikbayan boxes recently.
We are otherwise ok and finding it quiet interesting with water and street lighting, in fact no worse than Escalante Negros 35 years ago, the difference then were Petromax lamps.The guard at the Guardhouse has been charging our phones.

Will keep you posted as they say...

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you need some small solar setup,  to charge your phones,  and maybe a LED light or 2

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you need some small solar setup,  to charge your phones,  and maybe a LED light or 2
Yes agree,

Our emergency lamps are solar/220 volts so have been getting relatives to charge.One operated for 16 hours so quite happy. I do have a nephew that has a "small" solar business but we didn't think we would be put in this position. We do have gas and water and battery radio, AND to be honest i haven't missed the TV.

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12 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

Yes agree,

Our emergency lamps are solar/220 volts so have been getting relatives to charge.One operated for 16 hours so quite happy. I do have a nephew that has a "small" solar business but we didn't think we would be put in this position. We do have gas and water and battery radio, AND to be honest i haven't missed the TV.

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Got two of these about 1,500 P - 1 for here in Cebu and one for Bohol when we visit

The flashlight (torch?) on side is very good and camp light on front very bright

 >>AM/FM/SW1-2 4BANDS RADIO

>>USB/SD/TF(MP3)  PLAYER 

>>BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY 8V 4000MAH

>>SOLAR PANEL 12V-3W WITH 3 METER CABLE

>>LED LIGHT

>>TRAPPING LAMP

>>POWERFUL SPEAKER 3INCH *2PCS

>>TWO LED BULBS /3W

>>USB 5V OUTPUT JACK

>>AUX IN JACK

>>DC 9V JACK

>>AC:110V/220V (AC ONLY FOR CHARGE)

>>DC:6V(UM-1*4)

 

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Got two of these about 1,500 P - 1 for here in Cebu and one for Bohol when we visit
The flashlight (torch?) on side is very good and camp light on front very bright
 >>AM/FM/SW1-2 4BANDS RADIO
>>USB/SD/TF(MP3)  PLAYER 
>>BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE BATTERY 8V 4000MAH
>>SOLAR PANEL 12V-3W WITH 3 METER CABLE
>>LED LIGHT
>>TRAPPING LAMP
>>POWERFUL SPEAKER 3INCH *2PCS
>>TWO LED BULBS /3W
>>USB 5V OUTPUT JACK
>>AUX IN JACK
>>DC 9V JACK
>>AC:110V/220V (AC ONLY FOR CHARGE)
>>DC:6V(UM-1*4)
 
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I like that very much.

I've bought so many torches/lamps over the years that my wife says I need serious help , haha....

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That price is amazing for the features.

We were lucky, we got two for one deal at ACE,, Normally single price p900 (apparently). Its a lantern type with dimmer controller /solar and usb. I found the usb out a bit useless to charge my Android phone but brightness fabulous.

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52 minutes ago, cookie47 said:

we didn't think we would be put in this position

You have more patience than me.  Put in that situation I would be looking to hook up to temp power (which must have been available to build the house) or heading to the hardware store for a cheap generator to run a fan, lights, laptop, Internet and (with luck) a ref.  It will come in handy for future brownouts anyway.

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2 hours ago, cookie47 said:

That price is amazing for the features.

We were lucky, we got two for one deal at ACE,, Normally single price p900 (apparently). Its a lantern type with dimmer controller /solar and usb. I found the usb out a bit useless to charge my Android phone but brightness fabulous.

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That was for each - sorry if I confused you

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That was for each - sorry if I confused you
No, confusing, still a good price.

Thanks

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We had a few brownouts a few weeks back. After the first night with no A/C or fan when I wanted to sleep - I went to ACE and grabbed a rechargeable oscillating box fan with an LED light bar and USB charge ports built in. It was about AU$40 from memory.

Helps you sleep if you have a way to charge it in the day ?

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We had a few brownouts a few weeks back. After the first night with no A/C or fan when I wanted to sleep - I went to ACE and grabbed a rechargeable oscillating box fan with an LED light bar and USB charge ports built in. It was about AU$40 from memory.
Helps you sleep if you have a way to charge it in the day 
Thanks I'll keep that in mind. To be honest were we are just out of Consolacion (up the back road to Liloan) the breeze is quite steady as we are high up and really we haven't missed the Air con. (but maybe I'm only saying that because of no power).......

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You have more patience than me.  Put in that situation I would be looking to hook up to temp power (which must have been available to build the house) or heading to the hardware store for a cheap generator to run a fan, lights, laptop, Internet and (with luck) a ref.  It will come in handy for future brownouts anyway.
Hi,
Yes they did have power. borrowed from the Guardhouse. It was about 200 meters of two core flex with 20 joins. Wow, really health and safety....

Yes i do have a lot of patience. I'm not sure where i got it, maybe growing up in North London after ww2. Things were tough. But i think most from the Philippines. Nothing here happens at the speed we expect in the west. I just sit back and chill out and KNOW that "she be right". Yes a few times I've stepped-in and demanded instant action, but rare. But that why we live here. No power has been no different from living on a Cattle "out station" buffalo catching in the 70s ("some of which went to the Philippines).
Four weeks twice a year with only the creek to wash. No fridge, and the Bull ants. I was the mechanic.

I'm certainly not discounting or criticizing your advice regarding a generator which as you say would be a good purchase for the future.I spoke to my wife about it.
Having both lived on Cattle stations with generators running she knows them well.
"NO NO NO too noisy.

Anyway VECO promised tomorrow for power.....


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