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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai
    What kind of fish and how was it?
    Looks like Pla Sa-Why to me


    Who caught it ?
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    Pine wood comes in many different types.

    Deal is very soft and pitch pine is the hardest wood I have ever seen

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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak
    Softwoods tend to have long round trunks (very straight which is why pines, spruce, etc. make good lumber sources) and seeds in cones while hardwoods produce fully enclosed seeds (like acorns, apples, durian) and have wider and varied shaped trunks due to a lesser ability to conduct and hold water against gravity.
    Thanks for the education from the logging country of Northwest US.

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    Well, the digging of the support posts for the fence has begun.


    During the digging of the post holes, I could not figure out what this worker was doing. Can you?

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    He is grabbing for something.


    There we go. Bugs that are soon fried up and drank with cheap Lao whiskey.

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    Here is the fence boss bending rebar for upcoming concrete work.


    Here is the idiot brother of the fence boss. Still sleeping off the whiskey from the night before. Luckily, he put his mat on top of a red ant hill.

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    Here the workers with the home begin to mix concrete for another terrace pole.


    Concrete finally hits the hole.

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    Cutting some of the terrace posts to length. The worker on the far left is from Phrae and sorta knows what he is doing. The other two gentleman live right down the road. The guy on the far right thought that his 13-year old daughter should hang around whiskey swilling workers in the evening for the experience.


    Another crazy worker cutting more steel.
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    Let's get back to the idiot brother of the fence boss. I saw him and one of the local punks putting up a fish net on my land. What is going on I wondered?


    I ain't a total dummy and soon find out what the score was. They were trying to put up the net in order to capture birds. Needless, to say I went nuts and ordered them to tear down the damn thing.

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    Are they seriously mixing the cement on the ground?

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    Less than 2 weeks on the job and the Thai workers are still smiling and drinking.


    Remember the local worker with the daughters? He lives here. His wife left soon after the birth of their 3rd daughter. Normally, he is a fisherman earning between 50-200 baht per day. Now he is working on our house for 200 baht per day. This money comes out of the house boss pocket, not mine.

    Sounds rather sad doesn't it? Hang on, we will soon get to know this worker better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak View Post
    Are they seriously mixing the cement on the ground?
    For small amounts that is how it is done. The problem? The mess leaves little piles of gravel and left over concrete everywhere. I was never able to overcome this problem.

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    looks like you might need to hire some professionals and not be so cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho1994gun View Post
    looks like you might need to hire some professionals and not be so cheap
    You are probably right, but keep in mind that in Thailand most of these workers are considered professionals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho1994gun
    looks like you might need to hire some professionals and not be so cheap
    You should leave Missouri and come to Thailand to see how it is done here, although I have to admit that we use big cemenet mixing bowls for mixing up.

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    Off topic question but are there actually any building permits required for building? Does anyone actually inspect the wiring prior to connection to the grid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by surasak View Post
    Off topic question but are there actually any building permits required for building? Does anyone actually inspect the wiring prior to connection to the grid?
    I can not speak for all of Thailand, but in my neck of the woods no permits and the wiring specs are up to me. Actually, I will talk about grounding wires later on.

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    Hilly,

    There is a concrete mixer in one of the pics (looks like someone's head is in it). Why don't they use that for mixing the concrete?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougal View Post
    Hilly,

    There is a concrete mixer in one of the pics (looks like someone's head is in it). Why don't they use that for mixing the concrete?
    Pride would be the best answer. The big mixer belongs to the fence boss, the house boss will not ask to borrow the mixer. As the owner of the home I want to say never mind. However, as a builder I can understand...

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    Great thread, just like a soap opera.
    Just looks like a bunch of people running around pretty clueless and if something gets built it's a bonus.

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    Here is another shot of K. Law's home. Please notice the steps, they will change soon.


    The dad believes in providing the very finest bathrooom for his daughters. Keep in mind that dad likes to have a shot of whiskey about 7 in the morning.

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    Here is Kuhn Law's shower facility. Is it poor? Yes. However, remember there are always two sides to a coin.


    Back to the idiot brother and an early morning perusal. A storm is brewing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    ... like a bunch of people running around pretty clueless and if something gets built it's a bonus.
    I often had the same thoughts.

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    The idiot brother was caught with a bird about 0900 in the morning. I screamed and cussed in Thai as best I could. I told the dumb fok to go home. Do you see his stupid ass grin?


    By this time the old lady showed up and was watching me go crazy. I told the fence boss in Thai that basically this happens again and you go home! He took heed.

    The wife was suprised that I could cuss in Thai that fluently (after 8 years of marriage). However, she did say that I said some things that was not really polite. Like I give a fok!!
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    And my wife wonders why I don't want to start house construction until I have time to stay there the entire time.

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