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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Thu May 11, 2017 5:58 am

Sorry, my fingers are not typing what my brain is thinking. I agree, if I was there I could check by many methods, but I'm not there so I have to live with it. (Until I go there and confront them.)
my question about the sales receipts stating "300 CUBE" was what is the 300 cube? if you look at the enclosed receipt you will see it is for 8m3 @2,500=20,000thb. does anyone know what 300 CUBE means? I believe this is the concrete strength but I'm not familiar with this measurement.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu May 11, 2017 6:32 am

Roger Ramjet wrote:I don't know who the supplier is, but CPAC have a really bad reputation and have been caught many times under loading and topping with water, which is the reason I didn't use them. The drivers also have a bad reputation for adding more water on the way.
Your only way of checking is by being there during a pour and climbing onto the back of the truck to check and using the crane.


Those comments may apply to your CPac batching plants they are not universal and certanly do not apply to either of the two CPac plants in our area
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm

Alan wrote:my question about the sales receipts stating "300 CUBE" was what is the 300 cube? if you look at the enclosed receipt you will see it is for 8m3 @2,500=20,000thb. does anyone know what 300 CUBE means? I believe this is the concrete strength but I'm not familiar with this measurement.

There is no strength of 300 cube. If I recall the strength is in Steng and is around the 800 to 1800 range. I might be wrong, it has been a long time.

Sometimewoodworker wrote:Those comments may apply to your CPac batching plants they are not universal and certanly do not apply to either of the two CPac plants in our area

My comments were directed in general, from what I have read in the complaints levelled against CPAC over the years I have lived here. CPAC had a deplorable reputation unless you went to the plant every time. The Thai English newspapers carried complaint after complaint, as did other forums.
I was lucky the rep from Fastcrete called around, otherwise I would have been searching for a cement supplier other than CPAC. There are now 5 suppliers within spitting distance of my house, none of them CPAC.
Even my lazy fly by night pool people refused to use CPAC as their supplier. CPAC built their reputation all by themselves without any help from outside.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu May 11, 2017 12:31 pm

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Thu May 25, 2017 9:08 am

Anyone have recommendations on porch and stair railing? Exterior only. I have 3 sets of exterior stairs that need railing but I've not been able to find suitable/pricing.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Klondyke » Thu May 25, 2017 10:27 am

Alan wrote:Anyone have recommendations on porch and stair railing? Exterior only. I have 3 sets of exterior stairs that need railing but I've not been able to find suitable/pricing.

If it is to be made by wood, perhaps I could help you. You can contact me by PM.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun May 28, 2017 2:18 am

I was looking for a steel railing with a wooden hand rail. Nothing overly fancy but somewhat decorative. I found one company that wanted around 2,500thb per linear meter. This sounds a little pricey to me but I have nothing to compare it to.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Roger Ramjet » Sun May 28, 2017 11:24 am

Alan,
If you spot a place that makes bumpers for the mini vans in Stainless steel, you'll also find they have a catalog for stairs and gates. My stair's railings cost, if I remember correctly only 8-12.000 baht, which included them coming out measuring and doing the final construction at the house from the segments they made at the workshop. Photos in my build.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby eyecatcher » Sun May 28, 2017 8:41 pm

Alan
The connie receipt you have says you have a 300 steng connie mix which is very strong. I think standard maybe 200/220 and strong 280 on a domestic level.

The writer of the ticket has also written cube to the left of the price because no room on the rhs.

it makes sense if yiou read it all backwards :lol:

The price also suggests its a high strength mix (assuming you are local to the plant) In Chiang Mai connie would be nearer 1800-2000bt
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Mon May 29, 2017 12:28 am

Thanks everyone.

I was hoping the concrete was high strength. I remember my contractor saying that he wanted to use something with a high water resistance and added strength because of the 4 meter spans. Even the bags of cement were some kind of hybrid cement that was designed for environmental applications.

The railings are not high priority right now so I will shop around when (if) I ever get back there.

The second 1/3rd of the floor beams have been poured and the last 1/3 is being formed and should be ready for pour in a week or so. Unfortunately there was a funeral in the family so my cameraman has been gone. I will post some pics when I get them.

For all you veterans, Hope you have a great Memorial Day or Decoration Day for you old timers.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:37 pm

Friday - finished pouring all floor beams. We also ordered all the concrete planks for the house floor.
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Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:54 am

Floor beams done. Installing concrete floor plank next week.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:05 am

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby pipoz » Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Looks good, so far

Can I ask, what lengths and what width are your concrete planks.

I presume they are 50 - 60 mm thick :?:

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:26 am

Pipoz, most are 5x35x396 cm. Some are shorter to fit the spans of the extra beams in the bathrooms. Have to go buy some wire for the topping coat of ~6cm concrete.
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