Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Interesting Observation In A New BH !!!
This morning I would like to write about something that caught my eyes when I visited another new BH.
This new BH was about to be readied and I was given the honor to visit and make my comments.
The owner built this BH at a remote place away from town areas inside a gated land.
The wall were made of double bricks with a layer of Styrofoam, 2 inches thick, in between.
Very cool in the inside and the ventilation holes were made of those 10 inches PVC pipes.
Overall the house looks okay however I was vary fascinated with this new idea of how to cover those gaps in between the corner covers.
The owner take lots of trouble to use a kind of aluminium plate to cover those four corners.
All corners in the BH were nicely covered.
Main reason being the gap between the corner covers and the corners were just too big and can be a breeding ground for cockroaches.
I am not in favor of using corner covers made of wood. Using wood will not help in reducing the cornered nests but they give double the numbers.
My preference is still the steel or aluminium plates. Using steel/aluminium plates will reduce the number of odd shape nests tremendously.
An important point to look into is that you need to install the plate as such that the nest built on then will result a 180* shape nests.
If you use those straight corners you will create lots of nest with 130* shapes. Remember those buyers will cut your price by about 600 - 1000 RM per kilo.
If you use those steel/aluminium plates, all your so called cornered nests will looked like 180* shape. Your selling price will remains the same as those nests built in the middle of the planks.
My advise is to avoid using those wooden corner covers but go for steel/aluminium plate.
I might be wrong but if this idea brings you an additional income of RM 1000 a kilo, it must be the right option.
Do you know why those BH contractor opt for wooden corner covers?
Ask them and they will give you stupid answers which are not logical. They simply wanted to finish fast and get out of the BH as soon as they can.
The final outcome is no longer their problem but it will be yours.
Every harvest you will loose enough money from those odd shape nests to buy you a new MYVI.