Building in Bang Khla

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:52 am

PiP, looks ok now. I just have no confidence in painting plastic. Maybe things have improved over the years and it will be fine. It's sort of like car bodies; they are making everything plastic or composite of some kind and paint seems to stick and hold color. Let's hope for the best. (shoot for excellence, settle for superior)

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:34 pm

So the roofing continues. Kitchen area is almost done. Working on garage area. Eclectic installation continues slowly as there are only two.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:01 am

While the electric and roofing tiles are being installed I thought I would be proactive and order some fill dirt for the half moon driveway and the septic leach field (separate locations). Some folks from a farm nearby hired someone to excavate a few new ponds and were selling the dirt at a lower price than any other dirt we purchased so far. I was very insistent and clear on where and how much dirt was to be purchased and how it was to be distributed. (There is a very wide and fairly deep "Cong/Pond" in the front yard that I did not want to fill in at this time) The dirt arrived over the next two days along with a medium sized dozer that leveled out the dirt as the trucks arrived. At the end of the day, they had placed all of the dirt in the front yard filling in the "Cong" and nothing in the location for the leach field. I'm not sure where the translation broke down but it did. The front yard had to be filled in eventually but it was not scheduled at this time. It's aggravating not being there to manage the project. Fortunately it's in the budget.

So now I have ordered more dirt to supplement the leach field. It's been raining so we are waiting for the ground to dry up enough to get the trucks in. We are also ordering all of the house fans and bathroom exhaust fans to make sure the electrician provides the proper mounting surfaces and electrical wiring.

Part of the old barn was removed to allow the trucks to get in close enough to fill low areas.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:26 am

working on exterior rendering. applying a corner bead around the windows and door openings to provide a "finished" rendering around these areas. then I can get the window folks to complete the surveys necessary to make the windows and doors. the corner bead is actually plastic. they had to use a heat gun to develop the arch at the top of the windows.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:34 pm

window frames fully rendered. a few more to go.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Gamb00ler » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:01 am

My wife is from Bang Khla and we're there every trip to Thailand to visit her Mom (now 100 y.o).
Mom lives close to center of Bang Khla. It's a convenient but noisy location.

Later this year (Aug?), we're moving from US to Chiang Mai so we'll be visiting Bang Khla much more often.
We've purchased our land and we'll be starting our own build shortly after the move.

Can you post or PM a Google Earth or Google Maps link to your build?

Thanks,
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Gamb00ler » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:28 pm

Alan, I'm not yet allowed to send PM's, so I responded to you via e-mail.

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:29 am

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Hmmm. Must be a big lag. Haven't received anything yet.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:37 am

Only a couple of new pictures worth looking at.

-Closet door frame in LR. These doors are supposed to be double bi-fold covering about 1.9m.
-Doorway to the Den. Door frame installed and wall prepped for rendering.
-Small Bathroom in the Den. Door frame installed and wall rendered.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:13 am

Anyone know where I can buy a tank type water heater. Looking for a 40 gal tank similar to the one in the picture. Homepro and watsadu in the local area do not have them.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:25 am

Alan wrote:Anyone know where I can buy a tank type water heater. Looking for a 40 gal tank similar to the one in the picture. Homepro and watsadu in the local area do not have them.

pipoz installed a tank type maybe a good idea to PM him.
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby pipoz » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:13 am

Hi Alan

I bought a Stiebel Eltron 50 Liter Hot Water Storage unit (Model No EHS50 WH 50L) from Homepro, about 2 years back, for my ensuite.

Its fine for a number of people to have a shower and provided the hot water to the wash basins as well. It cost me TB 10,990 at the time.

You can get larger ones up to 100 liters I think

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Gamb00ler » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:21 am

Alan, I checked my sent e-mail folder and the e-mail was sent to the e-mail address you gave me in your first PM.
I sent it on Mar. 11. I also sent the same e-mail again Sunday, Mar. 18. Please check the PM you sent me and verify you gave me the correct e-mail address.

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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:54 am

Gamb00ler wrote:Alan, I'm not yet allowed to send PM's, so I responded to you via e-mail.

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Can you send me your email address
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Re: Building in Bang Khla

Postby Alan » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:34 am

A few pics of the electric cable trays (wireways) and PVC conduit going in
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