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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by dongc(m): 6:26pm On Mar 08
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 6:34pm On Mar 08
twinskenny:
lmao baba oo which one be tie_wearing executive

You're NOT a tie-wearing executive because I've seen you with wire strippers in hand on your jobs (I think).

You'll be a tie-wearing executive if you just go around and collect jobs, then hire artisans to do the job and you supervise. It's not bad but I don't work well with those.

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by twinskenny(m): 6:56pm On Mar 08
EgunMogaji:


You're NOT a tie-wearing executive because I've seen you with wire strippers in hand on your jobs (I think).

You'll be a tie-wearing executive if you just go around and collect jobs, then hire artisans to do the job and you supervise. It's not bad but I don't work well with those.

Hehehe u need to see us this day oo... we handle harmer..We no sabi tie grin grin
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by twinskenny(m): 7:01pm On Mar 08
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 7:28pm On Mar 08
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Idealer(m): 7:36pm On Mar 08
What will be the challenges of this catliver in Nigeria?

Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 7:43pm On Mar 08
Idealer:
What will be the challenges of this catliver in Nigeria?

None.

AbdulWastecx or Darenyx would have it done before breakfast, though the deck may end up being thicker than this.

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Tochex101(m): 8:56pm On Mar 08
EgunMogaji:


None.

AbdulWastecx or Darenyx would have it done before breakfast, though the deck may end up being thicker than this.
Egbon I think he is asking as regards sustainability as against actual structural possibility.......
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Idealer(m): 8:58pm On Mar 08
Thanks. Good to know. Have eyes on something similar.
EgunMogaji:


None.

AbdulWastecx or Darenyx would have it done before breakfast, though the deck may end up being thicker than this.
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 9:05pm On Mar 08
Idealer:
Thanks. Good to know. Have eyes on something similar.

I’ve been looking at a lot of narrow lot plans and they are starting to make sense to me.

25’ X 50’ footprint duplex with roof entertainment areas.
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 9:09pm On Mar 08
Tochex101:

Egbon I think he is asking as regards sustainability as against actual structural possibility.......

It’s the same thing. When it’s designed and built properly then it will stand and stay standing.

My thoughts sha.

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by twinskenny(m): 9:45pm On Mar 08
EgunMogaji:


Thanks for sharing, I've thrown one into the shopping cart.

My client here used it today.. I was amazed at the accuracy..must have definitely

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by skytech2020(m): 11:34pm On Mar 08
Please I'm having serious challenge in setting out foundation. Pls I want to be taught how to set out foundation
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by segzy14(m): 11:59pm On Mar 08
skytech2020:
Please I'm having serious challenge in setting out foundation. Pls I want to be taught how to set out foundation

U go pay be that

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Chekitaut: 12:05am On Mar 09
still on the matter Land Use Charge

Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 3:43am On Mar 09
Gentlemen, what am I looking at exactly, what does it actually do?

Is it a wholehouse surge protector, voltage regulator?

Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Dennis3D(m): 3:56am On Mar 09
meetmonde:
how big is 50/40 piece of land and what kind of structure can be developed on it and at what estimate cost please.. anyone with idea should help me out please.. thanks and God bless in advance

Well I design buildings and alot could be done on the land
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by oyb(m): 6:41am On Mar 09
EgunMogaji:
Gentlemen, what am I looking at exactly, what does it actually do?

Is it a wholehouse surge protector, voltage regulator?

It's a Chinese Frankenstein.

I have never seen anything like it.

It looks like some weird combination of surge arrester and mcb

However a three phase surge arrester still has a neutral. This doesn't.
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Barryton: 7:46am On Mar 09
rotecch77:
@barryton sorry for late reply Go for 4x2 H beam for the project
Thanks my brother I guess the 4 x 2 is inches sir?
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Barryton: 7:47am On Mar 09
Chekitaut:
still on the matter Land Use Charge
Pls sir can u explain this land use charge in a very simple term?
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Chekitaut: 8:06am On Mar 09
Barryton:

Pls sir can u explain this land use charge in a very simple term?
LSG will bring valuer that value your property any figure they arrive at lagos gives you 40% offf. so the charges applies in percentage in category.

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by rotecch77(m): 11:02am On Mar 09
@barryton; yes the size is in inches

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by twinskenny(m): 11:53am On Mar 09
oyb:


It's a Chinese Frankenstein.

I have never seen anything like it.

It looks like some weird combination of surge arrester and mcb

However a three phase surge arrester still has a neutral. This doesn't.
Right
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by allCopacetic: 11:56am On Mar 09
siralos135:
Good day house! Pls what are the pros and cons of half and full conduit piping for a house electrification.

@Twinskenny,
@Topsy
Et all
Pls kindly help me with explanations for me to make an informed decision.
Thank u


Overall, there are NO REAL benefits obtainable from the choice of Half conduit over Full conduit.

Technically, the only advantage that half conduit can truly provide, is a shorter installation time. (Which doesn't really count if two or three days don't make a world of difference to you). Half conduiting is faster for both piping and cabling stages. In the piping stage you save time by avoiding the ceiling piping altogether, while during the wiring stage , you  do less cable fishing  and more cable “flying”

The savings assumed to be gotten from eliminating the ceiling piping is only superficial, because in the end it is lost to the extra cost of using a more expensive wire type (pvc insulated/pvc sheated)  and sometimes greater wire quanitity.

The correct wire type for a half conduit installation is the multi-core flat cable (pvc insulated/pvc sheated) which is also called  “surface wire”. The pvc sheathing on surface wires exist as protection over the pvc insulation, which is what makes them safer for use in open air. It is very dangerous to use single core wires (pvc insulated) and leave them exposed in roofing spaces.

with regards to increased wire quantity, that scenario will occur during the looping of sockets "IF" you have a half conduit installation where there is no ground piping. Sockets are mounted at a height of about 450mm above finished floor level, so to loop two sockets in the same or different rooms together , the wires will have to go all the way up to the ceiling, then across the room, and then down to the socket. As opposed to ground path (going down to the floor, then across the room, then up to the socket .) which is shorter, since the sockets are closer to the ground than they are to the ceiling.

So, If for a standard three bedroom flat, the difference in the pipe requirement between these two systems  is about a bundle, (Which costs between N2,500 and N7,500 depending on the quality and size you buy). It means  you are risking the numerous disadvantages of the half conduit system in an attempt to save less than N10,000 (which of course will not be possible if you factor the extra cost you will incure via the more expensive cable type and possibly greater cable length).

In a nutshell, Half Conduit is economically and functionally unfavourable.

 

-Cable description in the screenshot

-Cable image in the picture

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by allCopacetic: 12:17pm On Mar 09
EgunMogaji:
Gentlemen, what am I looking at exactly, what does it actually do?

Is it a wholehouse surge protector, voltage regulator?

It's a 3P MCB ( three pole Miniature Circuit Breaker) encased in a plastic enclosure. GoldPlus range from INDOASIAN . A similar setup from a different brand is pictured below.

It does not provide any Surge Protection or Voltage Regulation.

MCBs are for preventing Short-circuiting and Cable Overloading.

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by iphenon: 12:49pm On Mar 09
Hello, I need advice from Real Estate agents in the house.

For the past few months I've been able to save up to 1.6million naira from my freelance business and I'm still working.
When I told my Parents about the money and how I was thinking of the best way to invest it, they advised me to buy a land. We got a land (100x100ft) at a very good location and already on the verge of paying for it (1.4m)

Now here's my worry. The thought of building a house at this point frightens me. I want to make plans for four units of 3bedroom flat, but I have no idea of how much it would cost me (location: Benin).

My plan is to save like 2m then start building, and take things little by little. Is this a wise decision?

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by Idealer(m): 1:40pm On Mar 09
Does anybody here have direct live-in experience with a decked roof (house with flat concrete decking as the roof)? I know all the theories for and against but I will like to hear from someone who is actually under one in our climate. I lived in one for a year in Kuwait. it even had a rooftop pool diagonally above me. It was also a 5-floor apartment complex. Utilities were inclusive with rent so the AC was perpetually on hence I cannot use that as a reliable form of reference plus the weather is no were like Naija. In fact, I have often said that if you stay in the middle east for a few weeks you will become born again; my thinking if this is still earth and it is this hot then I definitely don't want to go to hell. grin

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by segzy14(m): 3:38pm On Mar 09
iphenon:
Hello, I need advice from Real Estate agents in the house.

For the past few months I've been able to save up to 1.6million naira from my freelance business and I'm still working.
When I told my Parents about the money and how I was thinking of the best way to invest it, they advised me to buy a land. We got a land (100x100ft) at a very good location and already on the verge of paying for it (1.4m)

Now here's my worry. The thought of building a house at this point frightens me. I want to make plans for four units of 3bedroom flat, but I have no idea of how much it would cost me (location: Benin).

My plan is to save like 2m then start building, and take things little by little. Is this a wise decision?




yes, it is a wise decision.
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by peterphd(m): 4:04pm On Mar 09
Hello house, who can help me estimate

1. The cost of interlocking 300m Sq of floor for a compound.

2. The cost of installing a 6m high steel tank support.
Thanks.

PS: What's the opinion of the house on flooring a house using asphalt?

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Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 5:08pm On Mar 09
Idealer:
Does anybody here have direct live-in experience with a decked roof (house with flat concrete decking as the roof)? I know all the theories for and against but I will like to hear from someone who is actually under one in our climate. I lived in one for a year in Kuwait. it even had a rooftop pool diagonally above me. It was also a 5-floor apartment complex. Utilities were inclusive with rent so the AC was perpetually on hence I cannot use that as a reliable form of reference plus the weather is no were like Naija. In fact, I have often said that if you stay in the middle east for a few weeks you will become born again; my thinking if this is still earth and it is this hot then I definitely don't want to go to hell. grin

An excellent and timely question.
Re: General Topic Thread-To Discuss Anything And Everything in Building Construction by EgunMogaji: 5:13pm On Mar 09
iphenon:
Hello, I need advice from Real Estate agents in the house.

For the past few months I've been able to save up to 1.6million naira from my freelance business and I'm still working.
When I told my Parents about the money and how I was thinking of the best way to invest it, they advised me to buy a land. We got a land (100x100ft) at a very good location and already on the verge of paying for it (1.4m)

Now here's my worry. The thought of building a house at this point frightens me. I want to make plans for four units of 3bedroom flat, but I have no idea of how much it would cost me (location: Benin).

My plan is to save like 2m then start building, and take things little by little. Is this a wise decision?


I'm not an agent but I think that Real Estate has always been a sure buy but you have to do your homework to make sure that you're buying properly.

You can build in steps like I am doing and continue in stages as funds, and time as in my case, permit as long as you don't mind some rabid dogs that may bark themselves hoarse saying it's taking you years to build. Rome wasn't built in a day.

Good luck.

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