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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:12 am

Thursday 23 june
Big day in the UK for referendum, hoping for a stay vote and the GBP to skyrocket against the Baht, 70 would be nice but I think that's wishful thinking, been waiting for this day as I need to bring a chunk of money over to finance the build.

Blockwork is finished and we're now cleaning out the debris prior to placing the rebar. Completed drainage for the bathrooms and also the septic tanks, the bathrooms are a mirror image of each other making the plumbing pipework easy to install also the dividing wall between the bathrooms will have a 10cm cavity to facilitate the fittings for the shower mixer valves which are quite bulky.

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Cleaning out debris in readiness for rabar
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Bathroom drainage
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Fallout point for grey water, you can just see the storm water pipe which carries the water from the land drain and roof gutters, this trench will be filled with gravel to form a soakaway for the grey water.
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:52 am

It nice to see your progress

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:19 pm

pipoz wrote:It nice to see your progress

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Thank you pipoz yes steady as she goes

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:41 pm

The builder came to see us the other day with an estimate for labour only to completing our house. We will finish the floor slab and columns then he will take over and complete the building, apart from electrics, plumbing and painting.
He has indicated a figure of 100,000B which I think would be a bargain, if we can get some sort of agreement written down and agree a price close to this figure then I would be very happy.
My arrangement with samran (only worker) is 15,000B / month + Yam (wife) has to help him, at our current rate of progress it will take about 12 months to finish which is almost double the builders quote, as the Americans would say A no brainer

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:42 am

Had a bit of a set back with the erosion problem on our boundary with the adjacent pond, the pics speak for themselves.
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Before big rain 3 days ago.
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After big rain 2 days ago

The problem seems to be that the fill has not had time to settle and consolidate and to establish some vegetation, so consequently even the smallest amount of water is able to undermine the fill and wash it away. I think the best solution is to wait until the rainy season is over and then consolidated the area with sand bags and plant Vetiver grass.
The land drain and open ditch are doing a fine job of redirecting the surface water, but the gravel on top of the land drain is silting up very quickly with all the debris and silt from the adjacent property.
Decided we need some chicken wire mesh along the wire fence to stop the debris and keep it on the neighbour's side, also shall remove the top layer of gravel on the land drain to let the water percolate through the open joints of the pipe.

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Open ditch doing a fine job of redirecting the rain water.
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Made a new catchment manhole linking the land drain and open ditch.


We have also dug some temporary ditches to help with our own surface water.
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Temporary ditch
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:15 pm

Not much happening on the house as we have decided to fence the site ahead of bringing in more valuable materials. also had a few rain delays.
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Gate post column same spec as house.
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Gate posts for pedestrian access once road sign is moved
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Planted vetiver grass will now wait for dry season to rebuild the embankment with sand bags.
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Saw these windows in home mart, surin, the burglar bars come already fitted in the frame which is then built into the wall, no wooden frames are used, I believe they are becoming very popular and suit my budget. I will enquire if they have larger sizes.
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:26 am

No progress on the house as we have been concentrating our efforts on the fence and making gates. I bought the concrete poles from a different supplier this time and what a difference the quality was excellent with the wire fixings placed accurately.
Fitting the gates was reasonably straightforward although we had to modify the hinges to enable the bolts holes to be drilled avoiding the rebar in the gate posts.
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Our mini workshop
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Fabricating the gates
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Extended hinge plate.

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Webs welded in place
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Gates installed and awaiting epoxy primer


Resumed work on the house today hoping to pour the ground beams towards the end of next week :D
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:31 am

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Epoxy primer
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Started making the pedestrian gate will make a steel frame and clad it with teak effect conwood/sheera, would have liked a wooden door but the maintenance issues put me off.
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:16 am

tertim wrote:
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Gates look very good.

Are you vertical bars circular or square tube steel?

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:47 pm

pipoz wrote:
tertim wrote:
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Gates look very good.

Are you vertical bars circular or square tube steel?

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Hi Pipoz
The framework is 50x50x1.8
mm and the smaller verticals are 25x25x1.5mm
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:37 pm

tertim wrote:
pipoz wrote:
tertim wrote:
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Gates look very good.

Are you vertical bars circular or square tube steel?

pipoz



Hi Pipoz
The framework is 50x50x1.8
mm and the smaller verticals are 25x25x1.5mm


Thanks,

Can I ask about how much did you pay for what was presumably a 6 meter length of 50mm x 50mm x 1.8mm Tube and also how much per 6 meter length for the 25x25x1.5mm tube

Just that I went and looked at some steel tube sections in Global house last week, for my Workshop Extension, when back in Udon last week (as per the pictures below), but I forgot to ask whether the price shown on the tag was for a one meter length or the actual stock 6 meter length of it.

There is a 50mm x 50mm x 1.5mm in one of my photos at Tb 325 for ???????meters :roll:

If you can tell me approximately what you paid for your 6 meter length of 50mm x 50mm x1.8mm, then I can figure it out, as the price is likely to be based on its Kg's

Thanks

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Hi Pipoz 50x50x1.8mm. 350B for 6M
25x25x1.5mm. 150B. For 6M
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:03 pm

Hi Pipoz 50x50x1.8mm. 350B for 6M
25x25x1.5mm. 150B. For 6M
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:20 pm

tertim wrote:Hi Pipoz 50x50x1.8mm. 350B for 6M
25x25x1.5mm. 150B. For 6M


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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:10 pm

The last of our 4M beam Rebar ready for placement loaded on to our trusty site dumper!!! Ready to fix wooden shuttering around perimeter of beam.
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Last beam rebar
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