Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:43 am

As far as remember called geotextile.
Have orderered another 150m2 when return thailand end jan.
Then can give exact name and price.
Or can give shop salesmans phone no and you can call dir.
Dont worry about language, called mr bob and from calif in usa
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:07 pm

News from MIL that one of the new palms not so happy.
Seems drying out.
She has got some "medicine" so hopefully be ok.
Asked her to remove all infected parts and also check in center for any kind of insects.
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby MGV12 » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:42 pm

olavhome wrote:News from MIL that one of the new palms not so happy.
Seems drying out.
She has got some "medicine" so hopefully be ok.
Asked her to remove all infected parts and also check in center for any kind of insects.



That type of palm is not at all happy moving to a new home ... especially if it is mature. They should be grown to that size in a container standing on cement ground ... thus reducing the shock in being transplanted. If they are rooted in the ground and then dug up for transplanting they usually react as yours appears to have. Make sure there is no bug infestation ... as you are doing ... keep the ground moist and [if possible shaded] and it should pull through. Be ready to wait at least a year before it recovers.

“Some days I am an optimistic pessimist ... other days I am a pessimistic optimist”
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:50 pm

Thanks,
Same happened with one of the Bismarkias.
Also about same size.
Looked like dying for more than a year, both old and new brances.
Did give some water, did cut away infected parts and did look in center for bugs etc, cleaned using water hose.
Now been ok for about 6 months :D
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Sat May 13, 2017 2:07 pm

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Mostly finished.
But see in winter when sunn low the living room get hot.
So will put the roof ca 3 m furter on terasse and also make ac in living room
Should also made a kind og isolation between cement terasse and living room.
When it get warned up this also go inside and add to inside temp.
No problem when sun is high an april to sept.
Pleased with pool but more work than exp at least in start.
Mostly explore "the chemicels" but also clean for debris from sugar burning:-)
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby Klondyke » Sun May 14, 2017 11:34 am

olavhome wrote:Pleased with pool but more work than exp at least in start.
Mostly explore "the chemicels" but also clean for debris from sugar burning:-)

Can you share your findings with "pool but more work than exp"?
Perhaps in the section Swimming pools.
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby kmanonmaui » Sun May 14, 2017 4:36 pm

Klondyke wrote:Can you share your findings with "pool but more work than exp"?


I always am looking for friends with a dump truck, a small airplane, a tow truck, fishing boat or a swimming pool. Having had almost all of these at one point in my life, I quickly realized that I almost never need them...they cost a lot to buy and maintain...and having a friend with one fills the void that only comes up once in a great while :lol:
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby kmanonmaui » Sun May 14, 2017 4:38 pm

olavhome wrote:Mostly finished.
But see in winter when sunn low the living room get hot.
So will put the roof ca 3 m furter on terasse and also make ac in living room
Should also made a kind og isolation between cement terasse and living room.
When it get warned up this also go inside and add to inside temp.
No problem when sun is high an april to sept.
Pleased with pool but more work than exp at least in start.
Mostly explore "the chemicels" but also clean for debris from sugar burning:-)


You are my new idol...place looks fantastic! Like out of a magazine kind of nice, great job! What is your expected total build cost? Just curious (and jealous)... guessing ~ 12m baht area.
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Sun May 14, 2017 11:36 pm

Try to answer first about pool:
I write more work then expected, remember its at the moment new for me.
Thinking about chemistry, checking salt level, clorinator ok, clorine,ph etc.
Instruction for some say daily other parts every second day or weekly.
But it is done within a few minutes when do for Third time, so really-no big deal :-)
Also guess dont need to do that often anyway :-)
Before now go to Norway for 6 weeks i put extra salt and clorine and keep fingers crossed until we return in mid-june.
Anyway, MIL lives 100 steps from the pool and she tell at once disaster happen.
She hear if pump is not working from her house :-)
Also I can check on camera Connected to my mobile phone if there is "Bubbles" in the pool when pump is programmed to be working.

So about cost.
We bought the land in 2009 for about thb 1.100.000,- Total is 7 rai and we use about 2 inside perimeter wall.
Guess total price including trees in garden, Furniture cameras and censors is somewhere between 6.5 and 7.
But then have expensive roof tiles and kichen/bathroom (Ikea) and of course could have made it at lower price with other materials.
Some rainy day plan to check the cost :-)
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Mon May 15, 2017 12:25 am

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Plan to make koi pond beside perimeter wall-----next year:-)
Also-the outside shower is the smartest i have done.
After work outside can take shower and totally privacy-nobody can see :-)
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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby pipoz » Mon May 15, 2017 10:30 am

Hi olavhome, the garden and place look good

Wish I could get my lawn to look nice and green like yours

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Re: Sweet Mango Village Land,wall and later house.

Postby olavhome » Mon May 15, 2017 11:50 am

Remember I have the garden popup sprinklers taking water from the dam in front.
Here come water from gutters and overflow from garden when raining trough "French trenches"
Also made a well so can fill up.
(and first Picture the grass was tall and before I cut it :-) )

But I am thinking of getting a Husquarna Automatic Lawn mower to take care of it.
Then dont need discussion With my wife or her mother if grass ned cut or not :-)
Did read someplace that perfect lenght for grass is 3 cm.
The mower is expensive and think about same price both in Norway and Thailand, but peace of mind can justify the Investment :-)
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