MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:05 am

Various pictures of outside. Primer has been put on the outside (not the final colour). Saow's are ready for rendering and they have started on the soffits.

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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:25 am

Internal ceilings have now been fitted.

Looking from the front door. Bed 1 on the front right, then bed 2, kitchen straight ahead and bed 3 on the left back. Sitting room front left.

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Sitting room.

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Kitchen

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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby runker » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:23 am

What is it like when it rains? Three roof surfaces coming down to one point must send a stream of water gushing out.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:09 am

runker wrote:What is it like when it rains? Three roof surfaces coming down to one point must send a stream of water gushing out.


I wouldn't normally wish for rain on my holidays but when we were there in January, we were fortunate enough to have some really big rains. The roof had been finished the month before and not rained since and so hadn't been tested for leaks. At this point I still hadn't thought about the solution to getting rid of the water at the front. However, when it did rain, we put a temporary downpipe in to see if it could handle it and it was fine.

As for the main roof. We found two slight leaks and phoned the roofing contractor. He cam out the next morning to fix them and we haven't had a problem since. Also, we put the silver foil sheeting underneath the steel roof and I was surprised how quiet it was, even during an heavy rain. At that point we hadn't even put the internal ceilings up. So it should be even quieter.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby runker » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:43 pm

My mil had a similar roof with the v in the back of the house and used it to collect rain water.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby geordie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:56 pm

A nice uncomplicated build ?? so far :mrgreen: The mil is just down the road 20 mins Khaen khro rebuilt her place with no issue,s other than with the family screwing about but thats why i stayed there and supervised
All the roof water she has is tanked then used as drinking water i have managed 10 years on it no problems she has three big concrete jars ??
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:20 am

Yeah, we are going to also use the big jars to harness the rain water but only at the back off the main roof. The roof at the front would mean too much pipe work and would probably look ugly.We will also use the village feed.

Talking of the concrete jars, has anybody tried connecting these with pipes. I'll probably have 3 or 4 and I don't want to have to keep on moving the drainpipe like you see so many doing. I want to just have the drain going into the first one and connect them all together.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby BKKBILL » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:28 am

mrbojangles wrote:Talking of the concrete jars, has anybody tried connecting these with pipes. I'll probably have 3 or 4 and I don't want to have to keep on moving the drainpipe like you see so many doing. I want to just have the drain going into the first one and connect them all together.

Seem it is not that hard here are twenty-two connected, apparently with no problems.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:58 pm

BKKBILL wrote:
mrbojangles wrote:Talking of the concrete jars, has anybody tried connecting these with pipes. I'll probably have 3 or 4 and I don't want to have to keep on moving the drainpipe like you see so many doing. I want to just have the drain going into the first one and connect them all together.

Seem it is not that hard here are twenty-two connected, apparently with no problems.


Thanks, that's good news. I thought the jars might be too brittle to drill holes in to attache the pipes etc. Unless you can buy pre-drilled. It'll be a bugger getting inside though to fix the connector.
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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:07 pm

Windows have now been installed and they have finished building the Saow around the drainpipe. I also thought the front left was looking a little boxxy, so asked them to put a bit of an arch in to break it up.

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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:12 pm

Some more coats of paint have been put on the inside.

Looking in through the front door

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In the kitchen

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Re: MrBoJangles Budget Bungalow in the Boonies

Postby mrbojangles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:22 pm

The back door has been fitted and the step is being built.

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Formwork for the Thai kitchen.

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