View Poll Results: Will they succeed in moving the house in one piece?

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  • Yep, I have full faith in their collective abilities

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  • Nope, not a chance in hell

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  • Should be able to do it but there will be a lot of damage

    34 57.63%
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    I got to admit I haven't been down there for the last couple of days, but I thought I should mention there next project, this is the same Temple grounds, now see that big building in the picture? Yep, they are going to move that building about 30 meters towards where I took the picture form, they are also moving it uphill aswell just to make it a more exciting and fun event, trouble is it's not a gentle slope, it's like a 1 meter raise over a 2 meter length, got no idea how they are going to manage that.

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    Moving the old Thai house

    Well 3 meters to go and this house will be in its new location ready to be concreted back into place, got a bit more structural damage done to it but I think they are beyond caring now.



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    Fcuked if I'd like to be working under that house while the pulling is going on

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    Feked if I'd like to be living in there after, even if the feng shui is better.

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    Thai house move

    Well as you can see most of the concrete uprights have severe damage, not to sure how I would feel about this if it was my house.



    Just center meters away from its new home.



    A bit more pulling the house along.



    I think it's being raised a bit because the concrete posts are a lot shorter than when they first started.

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    ^ vid: chain gang from the local lockup?

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    ^They are lazy Issan workers actually

    Well how to connect the house to the footings? Yep, just lift the house up a bit and away you go.



    All you need is a few lengths of metal and some car engine lifters.



    Chuck a bit of rebar in there and some concrete and everything should be as good as new.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Chuck a bit of rebar in there and some concrete and everything should be as good as new.
    Is that really needed? Can't they just paint it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Propagator
    Fcuked if I'd like to be working under that house while the pulling is going on
    They are there to hold it up if it starts collapsing, don't you know anything about building

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    Well the building is in place and raised up to its new height, it's about a meter higher than what it was originally so now it is safe to walk underneath it without banging your head.



    Yep, that's pretty damn high.



    The old posts are just being smashed off as these are not useable anymore.



    New rebar being tied into the old stuff.



    Here you can see they were a bit out on their estimate of where the footings should be.



    Shuttering is up and ready for concrete to be poured inside.



    Concrete being poured into the shuttering to form the new beam.


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    In hindsight, it would have been great to do some time-lapse photography on the house moving along and up. Can you set that up next time, DD?

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    Probably best if we let you do that thread so when can you start moving your house

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    I can't beleave it madness

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    I love this kinda stuff! Who'da thunk it?
    TQ DD for a very interesting thread. The chain pullier vids added some wonderful perspective too.
    =TOH=

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    Amazing Thailand!

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    Heh, I won. I was one of the 2 votes saying : No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLotusLane
    Heh, I won. I was one of the 2 votes saying : No problem.
    Premature, I'd say. Come back and gloat in a year if it's still standing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLotusLane View Post
    Heh, I won. I was one of the 2 votes saying : No problem.

    So, when and where are you buying the celebratory beers?

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    Tesco-Lotus, usually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteLotusLane View Post
    Tesco-Lotus, usually.

    ..To be more specific, one assumed , that as a winner......, you would be footing the bill for other TD'ers to celebrate with you!..

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    Oh, right, I didn't get that the first time. :^)

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    Well this single story Thai monks house is now in place and has become a nice 2 storey house, who would have thought that


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    good photo-essay

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    How much would they charge to move a 5 bedroom detached house from Phrae to Surrey ?

    I think there might be a profit to be made here

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    Well it all seems to have gone well and they have built a house fit for a monk, luckily it is on Temple grounds so it most likely will be occupied by a monk.


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