5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby fredlk » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:10 pm

Where did you get the stones? Are they the same as in your walls?
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby Sunpax » Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:53 pm

very nice..an you swim in it ?
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:27 pm

fredlk wrote:Where did you get the stones? Are they the same as in your walls?


Yes same as wall but they don't come very uniform a sledge hammer is the tool to get them to a more manageble size, I tried it and it is hard work. One truck full cost 5,000 baht delivred (about 8 tons).

Sunpax wrote:very nice..an you swim in it ?


I have never been in it and not really suitable to swim although my dogs are in there several times a day[*] :lol:
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby Makmak456 » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:47 pm

Looking good :)
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:49 pm

Finally got the banks of the pond completed, would of liked to gone a little lower on the left side but a heavy down pour stopped any chance of doing that till the dry season. Total cost of materials about 18,000 baht and my gardner handy man for about 6 weeks part time. Next project is skirting boards around the house and bungalow walkaways, my currrent plan is to use Con wood but I was very impressed with a fellow memebers use of tiles around the walkways on his build.

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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:31 pm

The water level is down so can finish the pond retaining wall, we usually get few heavy down poors for week or so around this time of the year and call it the mango rains. This brings out the termite flys so have keep some of the outside light off otherwise thousands of dead insects and wings in the morning :lol:

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Handyman finishing the retaining wall.
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:25 am

Finished the retaining wall for pond, not too sure the planters will last a season or not easy enough to rebuild or change. :roll:

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Final section finished.
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby olavhome » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:40 pm

Guess that is the "exitement about gardening" :D
Have heard people talk about "green fingers" concerning gardening, my seems to get black or brown and dirty anyway :?
But it looks nice, also easy to replace the plants if root system dont like water.
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:19 pm

Well after about five months with almost no rain the pond is at it lowest level I have never seen it this low before, hope we get some rain soon or the TGF will be opening a fish stall in the local market :lol: :lol:

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Pond slowly dring up.
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby fredlk » Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:11 pm

pattayapope wrote:Well after about five months with almost no rain

Amazing what a difference a few kilometres make - it might be the hills that surround me. Yesterday in one hour we got 10 centimetres of rain and it's been raining on and off for the past couple of weeks.
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby Shastadad » Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:56 am

On the other end of the earth, only 7 km from Fred, we have only had two thunder showers in the last two weeks :(

much to the joy of the water company :D
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby pattayapope » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:55 am

We have had rain showers the last four of five days but it seems to only hit a very small area, we had about 10 minutes of rain yesterday but at my friends new house he is building on Pheonix Country Club road he had no rain and is about 4 klm away. Guess sooner or later it rains will hit my place :roll:
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Re: 5 year Building plan in Huay Yai Chonburi

Postby schuimpge » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:00 pm

You guys are lucky. Had only 1 bit of rain splashing since November here in pathum..
Fred's side I understand. Everytime he gets western winds, he'll be 80% sure it rains as he's up the seaside of hills.
Basic geography lessons on weather to work that out..
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