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A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:46 pm

I’m living in Bangkok at the present. Hopefully in the next year or two we will move to Chiang Mai area. Until then life goes on. We have a house/B&B in Talingchan, Bangkok. About three years ago I tried to buy a small triangle next to us but the owner won’t sell although he will let me use the property until he needs it. The property is the local dump so if that was the best I could do so be it. We cleaned and used at no cost for three years. Well the time has come to give this piece back. I had put in a small pond, patio and fence. Nothing fancy just to keep it clean and the garbage out. So this will be a short story about about replacing 10M of fence a small driveway repair and moving my bird house. Sort of a trial run for pictures and posting.
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It's getting hot and I'm out of shape, but it's done.
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This is tough stuff
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Will remove these vines as the Thai workers come tomorrow.
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Re: A very short fence

Postby thaifly » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:49 pm

BKKBILL wrote: So this will be a short story about about replacing 10M of fence a small driveway repair and moving my bird house. Sort of a trial run for pictures and posting.

gidday bangers bill....its the thai fly from mae rim..nice one bangers :D :D :D ...sure it will be a interesting trial run :D ...lets hope. :lol: :lol: :lol: .. that it goes better than my melbourne cup nags... that the fly has backed ...over a lifetime :D :lol: :D :lol: ...its a still a CARLO ANCELOTTI ..GIDDAY TO ALL...its the thai fly from mae rim
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Dec 12, 2009 12:08 pm

Thanks ThaiFly hopefully less painful. Possibly show some of CTHouse members that don't live in Thailand what we get up to. It's not all about Chang beer. I will be in Chiang Mai just after the New Year.
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This picture shows my .. er ..... my wife's driveway. Like I said a small job.
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So it starts. This job should take 3-4 days from start to finish My birdcage is just to the left. It will be moved to the other side of the yard.
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The people doing this little job are building a 15 million Baht house just up the road. Most of them were getting bored on the big job site so this project was a nice change for some of them.
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Here is the birdcage, pond below will stay.
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And some of the birds. They are in for a big shock
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:36 am

This is mostly day two. A little job like this and we have seven workers at one time. They are not Thai but from Burma and very hard workers @ 155 Baht per day.
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The driveway renewal is on track. The top bag is Green Crocodile Thinset it will go on the bit of cement that has not been broken out I’m told it will stick to the old concrete. I have my doubts but time will tell.
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My dog inspecting the job. You can see the old fence footing. We will build a low wall then use the iron fence you see in the back.
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What a mess.
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The foreman.
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Getting some depth the old pour was about 5 CM with a couple of pieces of rebar.
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The trellis will go.
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Now to put it back together. But that is for another day.
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:27 pm

OK had some friends from Canada visit good times and I'm starting to feel better. :D . So here are a few more pictures.
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A good start
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The blocks done.
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And the approval seal
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The inspector
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This is the driveway complete it has steel and about 10 CM thick so lets hope.
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Re: A very short fence

Postby geordie » Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:56 pm

hya bill seems a thai tradition for the dog to sign the concrete
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:17 pm

geordie wrote:hya bill seems a thai tradition for the dog to sign the concrete


That certainly seems to be the case here in the land of smiles. :D
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:31 pm

Well lets get this completed.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all
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The complete tool box
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A big pour always takes at least three
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very exhausting work
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a lot of noise - moving day
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and getting settled
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needs paint
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So now we have a new very short fence
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Re: A very short fence

Postby BKKBILL » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:47 pm

Oh right the cost.

3 days work, 10,000 Baht. That includes taking out the existing fence, moving all the patio blocks to the other house and cleaning up. It would have been with painting but I had painted this steel three years ago with hammerite paint and wanted to do it again. I guess watching grass grow just doesn't cut it any more.
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