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    Can't see an electric point for the beer fridge, I assume there will be one


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Can't see an electric point for the beer fridge, I assume there will be one

    yes, they are well hidden but there!

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    I am dead jealous Andy. What a fantastic place.

    Benners.

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    thanks BB

    it is really shaping up well, makes it nice to be there

    I expect to see you there soon!

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    Hi DrAndy, think the thread is great, keep the pictures coming. I like the idea of the guest house's, have seen hillbilly's and the way he has finished his is so in keeping with the house.
    Will they be finished at the same time as the house or at a latter time. again thanks for a great thread.

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    Nice place Andy why the wagon wheel though have you got some gypsy blood in you ?

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    Great looking spot. Will it inspire you to spend more time in Thailand?

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    I like the idea of the guest house's,
    Will they be finished at the same time as the house or at a latter time. again thanks for a great thread.
    I hope so, there are two seperate sets of workers on them so should be completed at around the same time

    Great looking spot. Will it inspire you to spend more time in Thailand?
    Thanks BH. It will inspire me to spend more time in Mai Rim

    Nice place Andy why the wagon wheel though have you got some gypsy blood in you ?
    I always liked Wagon Wheels when I was a kid, very tasty

    Sorry about that post, but I was too drunk to fuck again.
    no change there then Marmite
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    ^ You Merican, DrA? I remember wagon wheels; best buy for 5 cents.

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    ^ They had then in he UK, too. Bloody horrible things.

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    ^ Oh. They were OK I thought; not as good as a Snackbar or Smarties, but the price was right. Same as a pack of Thrills purple bubble gum pellets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    ^ You Merican, DrA? I remember wagon wheels; best buy for 5 cents.
    no English

    they had them in London when I was a kid; as Marmite says, they were horrible - cheap pseudo chocolate and damp biscuit. But they were big.

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    ^ You're right. The choc coating was pretty dismal.

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    Theyr'e still the same now!

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    you can't help smiling when you eat a wagon wheel its big you gotta grin to get it in

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    enough grinning, on with the serious stuff about my "shed"

    The column bases are now being made

    this shows the smaller columns




    another view





    you can see two of the larger columns at the back - these support the cross beams without any central columns



    as you can see, all the columns are being done by hand, and are not too bad. The slight variation in "roundness" will give a nice feel

    The capitals will have to be done next, to finish the columns, then just cementing the edges etc. The bit above the pond will be fun!

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    oh yes, here is a pic of our friendly neighbourhood policeman

    he was meant to come and talk to our carpenter but got carried away when he saw all the veggie growing on the land



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    here is a view from the road, the main house is behind the guest bedrooms

    I have no idea why one has a green roof






    a closer look


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    I have no idea why one has a green roof
    I wouldn't worry. I'm sure they'll replace after they've done everything else, making a big mess in the process.

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    no, it was my decision, but I can't remember why?

    Singha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Singha?
    That would do it, yes.

    It still looks great though. Can I visit it in December?

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    The place looks great DrA. Theres obviously a lot of thought gone into the project, well done.

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    -Another great thread on housebuilding Dr.A. What a nice house. I see you live closer to town than we do, when we are in LoS.
    We had to change the roof after only five years. It was leaking because the workers had hammered holes in the plates to fit the screws leaving a lot of tiny fractures which eventually cracked some of the plates.... so your problem sounds familiar! Good you found out before putting up the ceilings.
    If the land wasn't flooded in the last big one in 2005 I would not worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    Singha?
    That would do it, yes.

    It still looks great though. Can I visit it in December?

    Yes, you could, should be a nice time

    and thanks astasinim (?) and ebeth (blimey, these niks are getting weird)

    We had to change the roof after only five years. It was leaking because the workers had hammered holes in the plates to fit the screws leaving a lot of tiny fractures which eventually cracked some of the plates.... so your problem sounds familiar! Good you found out before putting up the ceilings.
    If the land wasn't flooded in the last big one in 2005 I would not worry.
    I think there are some workers who are not yet familiar with THE DRILL

    as for flooding, I think that would be impossible as we are surrounded by rice fields which are quite a lot lower than us, and they slope away towards the river....I hope

    It does get soggy when it rains though

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    Not to scare you Dr.A but.... we had a near flood situation in 2005! Only reason it did not happen to us was our xx truckloads of dirt/earth that was put on the land before the house was build. Neighbours on both sides walked in waistheigh water.
    Our house is placed next to wast ricefields -outskirts of a village, land sloping ....in short lots of "run-off" for water but still it was a very close call.... old locals could remember once before in the sixties something similar.... Water in those quantities.

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