House near Rattanaburi, surin

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:51 pm

That's a good base plate detail. I don't think your roof will be blowing away in the storm :lol:

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:50 pm

pipoz wrote:That's a good base plate detail. I don't think your roof will be blowing away in the storm :lol:

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Hi pipoz yes I must say after seeing some of the pictures posted by other members of fixing wall plates to columns I was determined to get this correct rather than letting the builder do his own thing. The. Plates are all square to the columns and levelled to each other within + or - 3mm so now the builder has a good base to work from.

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:16 pm

The electric guy arrived today and set about installing our overhead cable I must say I was very impressed with his work. He had all the proper safety gear and certainly new his business, in no time the new cable was up and wired into our temporary CU. He only charged B300 but I gave him 400 must be getting soft in my retirement years!!
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Man up a pole
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Installing our permanent supply
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:33 pm

Started on the carport roof steel was making good progress until the high frequency trigger on the welding machine gun started playing up eventually traced it to some stray wires in the trigger.
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First truss in place, something not quite right?
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That's better.
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2 more trusses to go
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:10 pm

Just a FWIW I really hope you are getting your welder to use good breathing protection as the fumes from welding galvanised steel are extremely toxic.

Metal fume fever, The signs and symptoms are nonspecific but are generally flu-like and include fever, chills, nausea, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pains, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, pneumonia, chest pain, etc.


Diagnosis is primarily anecdotal, that is, it depends upon a good occupational history. Diagnosis of metal fume fever can be easily missed because the complaints are non-specific, resemble a number of other common illnesses, and presentation occurs typically 1–4 days after the exposure.
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:45 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:Just a FWIW I really hope you are getting your welder to use good breathing protection as the fumes from welding galvanised steel are extremely toxic.

Metal fume fever, The signs and symptoms are nonspecific but are generally flu-like and include fever, chills, nausea, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, joint pains, lack of appetite, shortness of breath, pneumonia, chest pain, etc.


Diagnosis is primarily anecdotal, that is, it depends upon a good occupational history. Diagnosis of metal fume fever can be easily missed because the complaints are non-specific, resemble a number of other common illnesses, and presentation occurs typically 1–4 days after the exposure.

Hi SWW thank you for the info I am aware of the toxic fumes given off by welding galvanized steel as many years ago now I was welding some galvanized tanks on my yacht in a very confined space down below. As you can imagine the fumes were terrible and I nearly passed out, ending up using a dive tank for fresh air.
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby eyecatcher » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:34 pm

I find it fascinating that the galvanised steel c and box sections have been on sale in Global for the last 12 months only, to my knowledge.....yet every time I talk to someone there, they do their upmost to convince me they are stainless steel.

I just wonder if "tain-ler" is easier to pronounce than zinc galv

if they are stainless, they are an excellent price at between 400/500bt for a 6m 4x2
big difference between galv and stainless of course. :wink:
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:05 pm

Roof steel all finished on the carport, ready for the facia and barge boards. Should be sheeted and completed next week and then back to the slab on the house, builder wants to get started ASAP.
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High strength grouting completed
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Wind and shear bracing
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Roof steel finished
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby claynlr » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:45 am

Tertim-What is the composition of your high strength grouting?
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:17 pm

claynlr wrote:Tertim-What is the composition of your high strength grouting?

Hi claynir
I'm using 3 sharp sand to 1 cement with an additive called best bond it sets extremely strong and Hard with excellent durability.

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:59 pm

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Roof 1/2 sheeted
Had a busy couple of weeks which included a trip to Phuket to complete the sale of my yacht, so I am now truly a landlubber!!! I was paid in Thai baht so will not have to suffer the low exchange rate(thanks to that ejit Cameron) for the £ for a good while.

Managed to get the slab poured inbetween the rain showers and 1/2 the carport roof sheeted. The builder came to see us and said he would be starting on the 21st he would have been here by now if it wasn't for the rain delays on his current job.

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Floor slab finished despite the rain showers
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Roof 1/2 sheeted
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:50 pm

Wow was I cold last night had to put a blanket on the bed and the dash to the outside loo didn't help either (I'm living basic isaan style with the inlaws and I mean basic, dirt floors and chickens everywhere. I've only been living in isaan since March and this is the first time i've felt cold, the last 12 years were spent in phuket where it never really got cold.
I believe the months of January to March can be quite chilly so my question is do any members use heating for the colder months and if so what type, I would like to fit a wood burning stove as we have an abundance of wood.

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:05 am

First thing to report is we now have a 500% increase in our workforce, yes Our builder started yesterday albeit about 10 days late due to inclement weather and having to finish off another job, he was very good and kept us informed at all times unlike some of the other members experience with workmen being late or not even bothering to turn up.
The builder spent about 2 hours with lines and tape checking and marking the columns for line and plumb and was pleased when he declared all OK except for a few mm here and there which was of no concern.
They got off to a very good start and in no time steel was being welded and hoisted into place at a steady rate, we had a delivery of CPAC for the Thai kitchen and he stopped work to help us pour the concrete, top man!!
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Cleaning beams prior to concreting
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Wall plates and king posts being erected
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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby tertim » Thu Oct 06, 2016 7:31 pm

The builder has been on site for four days and we are proceeding at warp speed compared to our normal sedate pace, they work as a good team together it seems like they are hardly breaking a sweat yet the steel keeps going up and welded into place at a good pace. Two guys measuring and cutting and the other two welding (2 machines) they only have the battens to fix tomorrow and we will ready for the Fascias and barge boards!!! I have inspected most of the welds and i'm very satisfied with the quality of their work (no burning steel with rods, all steel cut accurately with chop saw)

Steel specs and cost:- roof area 240M2 including thai kitchen

100x100x2.3mm box section Wall plates,King posts,ridge beam and purlins
100x50x2.00mm box section Rafters, tie beams and struts
50x50x1.2mm box section Battens

Total cost of galvanized steel B63,000

This refers to eyecatchers post a little while back when he was talking about Galvanised steel and stainless steel and the Thai saying tainless teel the village are talking about the crazy farang using tainless teel I most say in the afternoon sun it gives off an incredible shine just like tainless teel!!

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Re: House near Rattanaburi, surin

Postby pipoz » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:19 pm

tertim wrote:The builder has been on site for four days and we are proceeding at warp speed compared to our normal sedate pace, they work as a good team together it seems like they are hardly breaking a sweat yet the steel keeps going up and welded into place at a good pace. Two guys measuring and cutting and the other two welding (2 machines) they only have the battens to fix tomorrow and we will ready for the Fascias and barge boards!!! I have inspected most of the welds and i'm very satisfied with the quality of their work (no burning steel with rods, all steel cut accurately with chop saw)

Steel specs and cost:- roof area 240M2 including thai kitchen

100x100x2.3mm box section Wall plates,King posts,ridge beam and purlins
100x50x2.00mm box section Rafters, tie beams and struts
50x50x1.2mm box section Battens

Total cost of galvanized steel B63,000

This refers to eyecatchers post a little while back when he was talking about Galvanised steel and stainless steel and the Thai saying tainless teel the village are talking about the crazy farang using tainless teel I most say in the afternoon sun it gives off an incredible shine just like tainless teel!!

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Hi,

What spacing have you got your Rafters at

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