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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby hong kong phooey » August 9th, 2018, 12:40 pm

eitech wrote:
Rovin's Audio wrote:
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pugboy wrote:Prob 30amp
Depends how much you pushing the welding machine in terms of how thick the material etc
And if machine capable
But for regular rhs stuff 30amps is adequate


eitech wrote:Whats the minimum size breaker for any 230v welding to be done at home?


Yea some minor work to secure a front gate. Might consider installing an 220v outlet for the odd future jobs instead of wiring direct to panel


50A is what is recommended , with double 30 u taking a chance there & besides u cant weld anything thick , go buy a double 50A

when it comes to welding [which i used to do for a living yrsss ago] i doh mix matters nah - safety first ..... & doh do like most welding men who use long ass extension cords made of 4sq wire , go with at least a 6sq preferably rhino [yea it not cheap] so it wont twist up like flat ecc wire .......


Yea i was considering the 50A.


if you haven't bought the welding machine as yet i would recommend an inverter welding wachine
these can run on 110V and 230 V and the current draw is a lot less.
i bought one and was sure it would have tripped my 110v plug 20A but no issues running beads at 90 amps .

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 9th, 2018, 2:38 pm

hong kong phooey wrote:
eitech wrote:
Rovin's Audio wrote:
eitech wrote:
pugboy wrote:Prob 30amp
Depends how much you pushing the welding machine in terms of how thick the material etc
And if machine capable
But for regular rhs stuff 30amps is adequate


eitech wrote:Whats the minimum size breaker for any 230v welding to be done at home?


Yea some minor work to secure a front gate. Might consider installing an 220v outlet for the odd future jobs instead of wiring direct to panel


50A is what is recommended , with double 30 u taking a chance there & besides u cant weld anything thick , go buy a double 50A

when it comes to welding [which i used to do for a living yrsss ago] i doh mix matters nah - safety first ..... & doh do like most welding men who use long ass extension cords made of 4sq wire , go with at least a 6sq preferably rhino [yea it not cheap] so it wont twist up like flat ecc wire .......


Yea i was considering the 50A.


if you haven't bought the welding machine as yet i would recommend an inverter welding wachine
these can run on 110V and 230 V and the current draw is a lot less.
i bought one and was sure it would have tripped my 110v plug 20A but no issues running beads at 90 amps .


The intent was if anyone comin by me to weld. I was not buying a welding machine but i know bout what you speak of.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Rovin's Audio » August 9th, 2018, 5:19 pm

hire a good electrician to put in d double 50A breakers & properly run some wires permanently to a outdoor 220 plug preferably outside ur house walls so welders wont have to come inside ur house to go in ur panel box to hook up wires ....

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 9th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Rovin's Audio wrote:hire a good electrician to put in d double 50A breakers & properly run some wires permanently to a outdoor 220 plug preferably outside ur house walls so welders wont have to come inside ur house to go in ur panel box to hook up wires ....


No need i can do the installation. Was jus seeking a lil advice

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby pugboy » August 9th, 2018, 9:39 pm

Who have good price on solid indoor wood doors, to be painted

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Postby rspann » August 9th, 2018, 9:49 pm

Bhags have pre finished mahogany (imported) . ABC has local hardwood doors, different materials. Crappo, mahogany ,teak etc.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Soul Collector » August 10th, 2018, 4:12 am

Guys where sells oak to burn for fire by chance? Is that something hard to get in Trinidad?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Rory Phoulorie » August 10th, 2018, 6:19 am

skyline20 wrote:Hi guys, want to know if a ring beam is needed on top of exterior walls. It's non load bearing cuz the roof frame will be resting on rc columns. Wall is 14 block height. If so, what's the reinforcement in the ring beam?

Once there is a properly engineer designed roof frame and connection between where the roof frame sits on the column and the roof frame itself, then perhaps you won't need the ring beam.

However, if you are leaving this up to the roofing contractor, then best you go with the ring beam.

The minimum dimensions for the ring beam are 200mm deep x 150mm wide (without plaster). The ring beam should be constructed with concrete having a minimum cylindrical compressive strength of 21MPa (3000psi).

The ring beam should be reinforced with, as a minimum, four 12mm diameter high tensile steel (ribbed) reinforcing steel bars (two at the top of the beam and two at the bottom of the beam), and should also have 6mm diameter mild steel (smooth) stirrups spaced at 300mm centres. For simplicity, reinforcing steel bars that have to be lapped, should be lapped at least 480mm. It is important to have continuity of the reinforcing steel through the corners.

Don't forget that the ring beam should be properly connected to the building through the wall stiffeners, and/or shear walls, and/or columns. There should be a clear load path for the uplift forces from the roof to be transmitted through the ring beam down to your foundation.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 10th, 2018, 9:17 am

Hey guys so my lil house renovations completed and now i have a bunch of old wood, cupboards, carpets aka junk piled up. Anybody into the junk removal business or can recommend?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 10th, 2018, 9:33 am

You can tell the regional corporation, they will send a truck for it

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 10th, 2018, 6:04 pm

*KRONIK* wrote:You can tell the regional corporation, they will send a truck for it

Do i have to mobilize the stuff to the side of the road (may block up road) or will they enter the property and remove it?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 10th, 2018, 6:58 pm

eitech wrote:
*KRONIK* wrote:You can tell the regional corporation, they will send a truck for it

Do i have to mobilize the stuff to the side of the road (may block up road) or will they enter the property and remove it?
Not sure...we does put stuff by the road, a truck does pass once for the week
You will have to ask them what the procedure is

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 15th, 2018, 1:43 am

Any of you guys with large LED tvs especially those mounted on stands have implemented any anti tip measures for the tv/furniture?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby hong kong phooey » August 15th, 2018, 2:44 am

eitech wrote:Any of you guys with large LED tvs especially those mounted on stands have implemented any anti tip measures for the tv/furniture?

simple measures : use of velcro or sticky back tape under the legs .
or on the wall mount holes(top ones) tread in an m8 bolt( could be other size) and tie a thin wire or nylon thread and secure it .

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 18th, 2018, 1:11 pm

Hey guys a couple questions. Firstly are freezers good investments and if so anyone has experience with the magnum or maxsonic brands?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby wonder » August 23rd, 2018, 2:17 pm

Gooday guys I currently live in a bonair duplex all I hav is space to the front An space to the back as I am in the middle of my two neighbours can some1 advise me as to how far from my boundary I can extend plz An thank u

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Postby Mowally » August 23rd, 2018, 4:33 pm

Hi, I just want info from folks on this thread.
Did anyone you know or you yourself take a mortgage with TTMF? How long did it take & what issues do the approval panel look out for?
I'll also need help after with renovation of the structure. Thanks for your input.

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Re: Mortgage process

Postby ProtonPowder » August 23rd, 2018, 4:42 pm

Mowally wrote:Hi, I just want info from folks on this thread.
Did anyone you know or you yourself take a mortgage with TTMF? How long did it take & what issues do the approval panel look out for?
I'll also need help after with renovation of the structure. Thanks for your input.


Havent taken one myself, but they will look at your and possible spouse/co-mortgagor's credit history, job, income, and debt servicing ratio. They dont like to see your structured debts go past 40% of your income.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 23rd, 2018, 5:27 pm

Mowally wrote:Hi, I just want info from folks on this thread.
Did anyone you know or you yourself take a mortgage with TTMF? How long did it take & what issues do the approval panel look out for?
I'll also need help after with renovation of the structure. Thanks for your input.


I took one for house and land this year. I applied in January and it took 3 mths to close which is the norm. First and foremost do a pre qualification to know how much you qualify for. I didnt encounter any issues as i got all the relevant documents as they asked. I didnt have renovations but you can ask them

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 23rd, 2018, 5:42 pm

We did a couple sales this year with ttmf also and all were within 90-120days.
The 120 days were due to delays by wasa issues or for pending letters from the regional corporation.

2 points to note:
As mentioned before, make sure to do your pre-qualifying interview and find out how much exactly you can get and for what.

Make sure the paperwork form the seller is all in order and that the arent any docs outstanding.

Ttmf will give you a list of what they require from the seller.
Once everything in order, they will complete within 90 days.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 23rd, 2018, 8:38 pm

As we on the topic, anyone knows how long it takes to get a registered deed. I closed since april and still nothing. The lawyers are handling it but is there anyway i could check on my own

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 23rd, 2018, 10:04 pm

eitech wrote:As we on the topic, anyone knows how long it takes to get a registered deed. I closed since april and still nothing. The lawyers are handling it but is there anyway i could check on my own
Usually about a month.

If the deed was registered you have the receipt page with with the new deed #, you can go legal affairs and apply for 1.

But usually the attorney will handle it.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Mowally » August 23rd, 2018, 11:00 pm

If there are any issues with the structure on the property, who will investigate whether its a legal structure. I've a lawyer who's asking me if its a legal structure & the seller said they got confirmation form their surveyor, that the structure is legal.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 24th, 2018, 7:12 am

Mowally wrote:If there are any issues with the structure on the property, who will investigate whether its a legal structure. I've a lawyer who's asking me if its a legal structure & the seller said they got confirmation form their surveyor, that the structure is legal.
What exactly is a legal structure?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby shake d livin wake d dead » August 24th, 2018, 7:14 am

*KRONIK* wrote:
Mowally wrote:If there are any issues with the structure on the property, who will investigate whether its a legal structure. I've a lawyer who's asking me if its a legal structure & the seller said they got confirmation form their surveyor, that the structure is legal.
What exactly is a legal structure?


I guess one which has a plan approved by the necessary people...land t&c and the building passed by the building inspector

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby *KRONIK* » August 24th, 2018, 7:15 am

shake d livin wake d dead wrote:
*KRONIK* wrote:
Mowally wrote:If there are any issues with the structure on the property, who will investigate whether its a legal structure. I've a lawyer who's asking me if its a legal structure & the seller said they got confirmation form their surveyor, that the structure is legal.
What exactly is a legal structure?


I guess one which has a plan approved by the necessary people...land t&c and the building passed by the building inspector

Shrugs shoulders
In that case they surveyor cant determine if it legal....

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Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » August 24th, 2018, 4:37 pm

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Hey my carport area has this type of ceiling. How do those holes get there? What could i use to close it up?

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Postby rspann » August 24th, 2018, 4:46 pm

The knot in the wood fell out. It happens when the wood ages or dries. There was something called knot -in can't say who has it now though. Just cut it out with a hole saw and make a plug to put back , stick it with wood glue. Sand it and varnish it back and you like new. You can also replace it with epoxy or any such material.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby redmanjp » August 24th, 2018, 8:25 pm

Given what we just experienced on Tuesday we need to get proper building codes into law. Heard that ppl in the construction industry use international codes as a guide but it's optional. Well when it comes to people's lives safety is NOT merely an option, it should be mandatory, especially as Tuesday's quake wasn't 'the big one' according to seismologists.

Somebody hadda start a petition or something.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby adnj » August 24th, 2018, 8:45 pm

You can use wood filler or automotive body filler. The wood filler is easier to use. Both will need color matching.
eitech wrote:Image

Hey my carport area has this type of ceiling. How do those holes get there? What could i use to close it up?

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