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

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    Moving your Thailand house to a new home

    Well as the title suggests this actually means literally moving your house in Thailand, now we all seen them take apart those teak wood houses and rebuild them some where else, but this is a bit different.

    This house is in Wat Nong Yai Temple in Naklua or Pattaya, not sure which area it comes under, and I assume the big boss Monk lives in it, as you can see it is a nice size house and aint too bad looking as Temple houses go.

    Anyway I parked up and I am looking at it and it just didn't seem right, I could see that guys were working on it but I couldn't understand what they were doing, the old eyes aint as good as they used to be, so I went and had a closer look and had a chat with the workers, well it seems that they are going to move this concrete house to a new location about 20 meters away, there they have the holes dug out ready to place the old house in, now remember concrete don't bend or flex too well, it tends to crack, also how are they going to lower a whole house into holes?

    I got to admit I really don't think this can be done without causing a great deal of major structural damage to the house, hopefully tomorrow they will be ready to start moving it and we shall see what happens.

    Posts have been broken away from the footings and all chained and acroed up.



    The underneath of the house, what a mess.



    Some structural damage they reckon a quick rendering will sort out



    Acros and chains all over the place.


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    Moving your Thai house the hard way

    Here we have one of the guys finishing with the last post, he is trying to whack a lump of wood under the concrete beam.



    Notice the round bits of steel which they will use to roll the house along.



    Will the wood and dirt really withstand the weight of a great big bloody concrete house?



    More chains, more wood, more round bits of steel.


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    So your wondering if they are going to push the house along? Nope, they got engine lifters in place ready to pull this house to its new home.

    Now obviously the physics of this hasn't even been thought about let alone worked out, I have no idea how much that house weighs, how much each engine pulley can pull, how much weight each tatty old peice of wood can take, and neither do they it's all being done on a wing and a prayer






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    Did you ask WHY they were moving it 20 metres ?

    Was it that fengshui stuff gone mad ?


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    I've voted but the free porn passwords have not been sent to the email address I have registered with this forum, please advise.

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    touché madness ,

    some trigger figure there ..................

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    Major, major damage I reckon

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    When do we get the pictures of a crumpled heap on the floor?

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    A natural Tsunami should do the job better.

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    I imagine Nooners is watching this thread with keen interest

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    chances = ha-sip ha-sip

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    if they succeed, then the engineer is a genius
    very interesting photos

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    Have they done any site prep where the thing is going to end up or are they waiting to see if it actually gets there first?

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    This type of work is not uncommon in the states. But from what I 've seen so far they are not equipted with the right gear. Good luck.

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    Is it worth the cost and effort involved to move it ? Looks like a bag of crap to me .

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    DirtyDog, can't wait to see the mooove, crackkkk...crumbleeee

    DD do try to get it on film ...

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    Moving your Thai home

    Well things are slowly moving along and so is the house, there hasn't been any major incidence like the whole thing collapsing into a big pile of rubble but it is sustaining quite a bit of damage, quite a bit of that damage is structural.

    This first picture is one of the Thai guys cutting back the rebar in the post with an angle grinder, as they are dragging the house along the concrete at the bottom of some of the post is breaking off just leaving rebar sticking out.



    This post must have got caught on a lump and has basically completely lost all its structural integerity and is as wonky as hell.



    Each meter or so they move the house they are going round the whole building with a water level to see if the house is being kept reasonably level, the worse side was 6cms out, but, they were only checking one side at a time rather than checking the whole lot using one start point, also the idiot on the right doesn't understand that as the post is at an angle the chalk mark on the post on the right hand side is now not the same distance as it was when the post was straight, luckily the big boss there realised and redone the chalk line.



    Well it's getting nearer to the place they want the house but there is some bad news, they also want to turn the house round a bit, about 25 degrees, so far all the pressure has been relatively even on all the posts as it is just been pulled straight, this has already damaged most of the structural posts, fok knows whats gonna happen when they try to turn the building a bit and pressure is only on about half the posts.


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    Looks like they're going to make it.

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    How much did this cost?

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    Structural damage to a Thai house

    No idea, pretty sure there aint no garauntee of success though.

    Time to have a look at some of the damage done on moving this house and one of the tools.

    Hydraulic jack to lift up parts of the house.



    Wall broken away from an upright.



    Main support beam cracked and pretty badly damaged, most of them are like this now.



    Walls developing pretty big cracks cos they don't bend very well.



    All fancy fascia and concrete profiles completely destroyed.


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    ^Please stop now....

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    ^Nope, nearly there.

    They seem to be being a bit more careful now and there doesn't seem to be much more damage, the footings for the building have already been done a while ago and are covered in dirt, thats why I never noticed them, be interesting to see how they are going to connect the building and footings.



    It's getting closer, can't get the whole house in the picture now.




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    you have won me... next installment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat
    you have won me... next installment?
    OK. They've finished moving it to its new location.



    It's not so bad. Nothing a few licks of paint can't hide.

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    Oh, ye of little faith!

    Talk about a wing and (probably) more than a few prayers!

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