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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly View Post
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    What was the problem with the guy catching bird's ? Did you want them ?
    The problem is that I sorta like to have wild birds around the place. The workers would have caught birds everyday to either eat or for temporary pets that soon die.

    After a couple months or so, well you could imagine the bird population.
    Ok

    Probably would of even put a dent in the population, they catch quite a few on my land, always give us a few. Nothing wrong with a bit of bird curry.well except picking the bones out.
    I have more than the average number of arm and legs

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    Truly superb thread hb, truly superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buadhai View Post
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    When Thais lay block they typically do not stagger the blocks. The reason is because the entire wall will be plastered over with cement anyway.
    But, wouldn't the wall be stronger if the blocks were staggered and interlocking?

    Probably wouldn't matter since it's not load bearing and has the concrete posts every few meters (would take more time and maybe they're just lazy to cut block). Still I did notice in one part of the photo that some was staggered.

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    As you can imagine this is a smelly job. But these people come by about every 2 weeks to clean out septic tanks. Here they are cleaning out the worker's toilet. BTW, this toilet will be taken out once the house is completed. Hopefully, not 10 years from now.


    As the foreman I was out in the harsh environment everyday just like the workers. Here you can see my farmer's tan.


    Ok, I stretched the truth somewhat. Actually, I did not have a watch so in order to tell the time I had to take a photo with my digital camera.

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    Makes you wonder where the truck gets rid of its stuff.

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    The terrace for the bedroom begins. This lucky worker makes B200 per day.


    The front doors have arrived. These turned out to be a pain in the butt. Wait and see...

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    Work on the front wall continues. We used this special wood on the front because this is where the rain mainly blows from.


    Compare the difference between the front outside wall and the rest of the home. The rough looking wood is still a tongue-and-cut installation.

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    A worker using a router on the outside wall wood.


    The windows begin to arrive. Keep in mind that this old style is what the wife wanted. It was up to me to make certain that it worked.

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    Really enjoying the thread, alot of information.

    Well done Hill Billy

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    Was most interesting, I have built all the houses I ever lived in US. and 24 apartments. Did every thing cement 4 ft forms pony walls. wiring, plumbing at first later hired it out lazy, They make concret in a circle in mexico also, quicker then our way if by hand. concrete roofs etc.
    You get the plumbers to pull permit $200 then you do the workeven engineering in Hawaii for a 2 storey house cost 250. GOOD JOB on pictures. House looks like it will be pretty with all the wood. farmerfloyd

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    This is where our front gate will be.


    You can see the main mixer in the background. Here K.Pateet is moving some concrete.
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    As usual, the workers always took time out to prepare and eat their upcountry meals. This worker is pounding away on his homemade table. Actually, it is a broken concrete pole turned upside down and partially buried.


    This is his buddy. I called them Fric & Frac. Where one went the other one went. I soon noticed that the fence boss had to assign them different jobs because they played and did not work.

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    A view from more or less the middle of the home looking out the 'eating room' windows.


    I began to wonder when I kept seeing this around the house.

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    Here is what should be a nice view from our bedroom.


    Work on the front terrace continues.

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    so how much do you think you will have invested in your country house and land hillbilly?? lock stock and barrel?

    p.s. any good fishin in that there creek??

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    About 1 million baht I reckon or about US25,000. Only problem is I aint done yet but my pockets are empty.

    There is plenty of fish in the creek...

    Here is one of the hardest working Thai guys I have ever seen cutting rebar.
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    One side of the house is getting closer to being done.

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    Plastering the fence begins.


    The front wall facing the Nan River.My 'sala' is on the right.

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    What about a cess pit? are you alwasy gonna need a pumper to come by twice a month? That much land I'd think you had a decent drain field set up.

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    The Thai table saw in action. The tent in the background was originally put up to protect the steel bars for the fence. The workers soon turned it into a second home.


    What is wrong with this scaffolding? I threw a fit when I saw what was going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friscofrankie View Post
    What about a cess pit? are you alwasy gonna need a pumper to come by twice a month? That much land I'd think you had a decent drain field set up.
    Your right about a drain field. Below is what I will be using for my cess pit.

    The plumbing was, well you'll see...

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    One of the workers from Phrae missed his wife, so now she joins the crew.


    As stated earlier this tent was built to protect the steel and rebar. You can see what began to happen.

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    More wood for the house arrives. The Teak shingles for the roof are wrapped in white. The reason they are wrapped is Thai govt paperwork at its best. The delivery people are supposed to have paperwork for each load of Teak wood stating that it is all legal. Well, this paperwork costs money. So the delivery boss pays for paperwork for 1 load of wood. Since he doesn't want to have to pay for every load, they wrap the wood for future deliveries.


    This shot shows why I should have been on the site all day long every day. I told the electrician that a TV antenna was not necessay. Later that day I asked him what was the cable for. His reply, for TV. He installed the cable because he thought I might change my mind!

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    Still more materials arrive. Notice the safety flag on the back.


    The workers begin to unwind after a hot day. Somehow red whiskey does not sound good.

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    Some decide to shower first. Never mind that they are using the barrel used for making cement. Muscle man eventually was kicked back home to Phrae for drinking to much on the job.


    The Thai man on the left was a hard worker but the fence boss let him go after a couple of weeks on the job. The reason? The other workers did not like to be around someone who smoked opium at night. I heard that he would go to the tent that was built for the rebar and hit the pipe. Shit, I should have stayed later each night!

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