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    De-construction of a Farm house

    I'm going to start a short thread on the de-construction of our farm house we lived in during the build. It is kinda milk toast to me, but may be of interest to others contemplating doing the same or looking at the purchase and building of one.

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    Its only correct that I post the house in its original state. many thanks to this old house. It served us well.

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    Side view while the installation of the fence was ongoing. Looks pretty big and solid, but the reality was far different. Yet it served its purpose.

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    Original out buildings and house in the background. Out buildings were demo'd early on prior to construction commencement on the new build. Pretty setting.

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    One last look.

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    She's coming down...front of house view from picture number one.

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    Roof tiles removed and rafters exposed. All or most of wood products were given to my BIL for his future build for his daughter's house when she eventually grows up and marries.

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    further details viewed. See the open slats on the kitchen areas? Hong Nam is also coming down later.

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    And the walls came tumbling down...

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    Moving right along...steel rafters had to be saw cut to remove. Pretty haphazard by a specialist I was told...naw!

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    Getting closer.

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    Quiet! Specialist at work! Actually it meant he had access to a saws-all and torch should it be required.

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    I rather like that wooden house actually.

    Maybe not the best though up where you live given the cold temps in winter.

    In a warmer part of Thailand I could do something with that.

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    Thats one way to remove a door or windows. You can see the roof tiles neatly stacked for future use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    I rather like that wooden house actually.
    Yes, I think a lot of Ex-Pats have a romanticism about such things as regards "The real image of Thailand." I once wanted to build an all teak house, but after this experience no way. These things are drafty, dirty dust bins. The wood shrinks, get termites and other odd characters as I'll soon show you. Up and down stairs that functionally are meant for midgets and then always filled with spiderwebs and other such insects. You can build a Foreigner version but its still subject to a lot of age related failures. Weather in Thailand takes a toll on these places.

    I can honestly say that I've done it. Would I do it again? Only if it was the only option...

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    Here's one reason. Nice fellows never really bother you except late at night forages for food stuff. this guy lived with us for all 7 months then on demolition was killed by one of the workers. Sad that, but then its the Thai way.

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    This shot gives you a pretty good idea of the size of the main floor as well the upper floor. Pretty tight working in the upper areas. I often squeezed into bed between the walls and the bed. Getting up at night was really a task, going to the pisser down stairs or pissing in a bucket as was common due to the hassels involved in reconnoitering down the evil stairwell. Glad that's over.

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    Cutting steel close up. Side grinder for all purposes.

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    Load of windows and doors going out.

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    Wood structure completely removed. Next the walls are destroyed by hand with sludge hammers and pure grit.

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    Disposing of the demo'd concrete debris.

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    Used to fill in the erosion of our hillside. Worked like a charm. No further erosion.

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    Some pretty big chunks there? The weeds are now growing over this rock pile. Nice filter of rainwater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ltnt View Post


    Nice fellows never really bother you except late at night forages for food stuff. this guy lived with us for all 7 months then on demolition was killed by one of the workers. Sad that, but then its the Thai way.

    Pisses me off this. I really like having them around. Why friggin kill them

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    Walls down and posts and concrete floor all that remains.

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