An update on the coolthaihouse road. Actually it is a good road as long as you’re not looking for perfection!
This truck broke the apparently solid road because of a hole underneath.
The land office survey equipment seems to be up to stuff, but it always pays to double check the measurements yourself.
What do you need to handle the all too often brown outs here? These are much harder on equipment than a straight power outage.
What’s new in raft construction. A link over to Attila’s forum post showing it step by step. Is it a better way to do it?
Bad builder syndrome isn’t unique to Thailand. A nightmare story about how construction projects can go haywire even in ‘developed’ countries.
Recessed lighting, how many to use? Mixing recessed ceiling lighting with wall lighting, some thoughts.
Watching Thai workers can sometimes be fun. Why climb up to the top of the foundation column to wet it down when the water can just as easily be throw in that general direction?
You might have noticed lately the forum electric topic lately has been out of control, flames, off topic posts, silly barbs, etc. Is ignorance bliss with regards to building. Topic moderation.
Lots of good info coming in lately, megatesting electrical, tensioner for barbed wire, deep water well pumps, etc. Also, coolthaihouse informal get together possibly around mid October in Pattaya.
Changing of the filtration element in my Dema filtration system. Why Dema brand should be avoided. Hand pure water testers.
You run into them everywhere. Shirtless dudes in restraunts, banks, on the street, in the markets, all shirtless. What is it all about?
Finally it was time to determine the cause of continually getting lost on the way to the airport. A test trip was in order to see the source of the problems.
Dozer is still a student of Thai language, which is a hobby of his. His story of studying for the P6 exam in Bangkok and why he currently spends 20 minutes a day practicing writing in Thai. Some examples are posted.
The story of how Mrs. Dozer made Dozer fat. How Dozer went about losing weight.
Why is the big money building large developments in Pattaya and environs? Another bubble, or is this time different?
Some of Dozer’s initial thoughts on the new mega building supply store in South Pattaya. I’m requesting readers comment here also.
The garbage problem in Pattaya is one of the big 3 problems here. One thing I hoped I would never see is a farang joining in and dumping garbage by the side of the road.
Some shots of the final stages of this phase of the entry road project, along with costs for various types of roads.
Update on the road project. Rework of drainage due to poor advice from engineer. Hindsight on road. High erosion factor.
Here is an example of ‘no picture paranoia’ here in Thailand. I mean a house isn’t like McDonalds secret sauce is it. Maybe if you want to get it ultra secret you shouldn’t build it in the first place.
The latest on ip star. Their customer service is medium. And another story about shopping at the Big C.
Putting in a road trench and road joint. Why doing an open trench in the rainy season might not be a great idea. Pissed off at neighbor for yanking workers 1 day.
Another look at the decorative brick wall that I’m thinking about doing. Some pics of the sliding gate and walk in gate for Boon Mee also.
The short land chanotes apparently have to do with the survey method used to convert from Nor Sor 3. A document on how to compute the land area of any 4 sided shape yourself. Entering coordinates into a CAD program.
Why you don’t need an engineer to do a road survey. Why a gravel road will cost more than cement. Why non contributing neighbors should shut up. Another lesson in the book of life. Don’t ask don’t tell.
Look at this example of a tastefully done front decorative perimeter fencing done topped off with barbed wire.
Is this supposed to be a road? The story of a land plot with no way to get there and all about putting in a public road. What’s a road anyway, some heavy equipment rolling around putting down road dirt and road stone?
The pros and cons of using your construction crew to do metal work. How much does a security gate cost to build. How they constructed it.
Ideas for increased security with regards to your perimeter wall. Glass shards, metal security shards, or barbed wire? An example barbed wire application (at the coolthaihouse project) along with the methods and associated project cost.