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    BLD'S Pool build in Vientiane

    About 7 weeks ago i talked myself into building a small pool in the yard, its still about a week away from being done, Apart from the usual shitfight with the mess the workers make it has gone surprisingly well, So far



    Ive got a hut and spa that sits in the spot where we wanted to build it, so first thing to do is move the hut and spa out the way

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    The wife took loads of pictures but im having a bugger of a job remembering how to post them

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    we also had
    quite a lot of palms trees that needed to be relocated



    This is the yard before the carnage started



    Nothings ever easy is it? when the boys started to dig the holes for the palms they found a shitload of concrete that needed to be jack hammered

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    have 2 tabs open - one with this thread and one with gallery

    hover your mouse over the home symbol on the top left and a link will appear to the left upload file

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    Cheers balders, will give it a whirl

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    The slab that the hut sat on wasnt coming out withough a fight as well, 2 blokes and a jack hammer for 3 days before the gave up, we used the excavator to break the rest



    we found some students around the corner to come and move the hut to its temporary location


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    Keep it coming. Finally a good thread.

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    I thought about selling the spa but decided to keep it, it was a heavy fucker to move, but the students took care of all that while i sat on the porch with a cold beer



    My young bloke enjoying the spas temporary location

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    Keep em coming BLD. You will prolly get lucky and find a long buried Laos mausoleum just where you hope to be floating next month.
    Good luck with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    Keep em coming BLD. You will prolly get lucky and find a long buried Laos mausoleum just where you hope to be floating next month.
    Good luck with it
    Nah, just some old pipes

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    This pool will be 8m x 4m 0.8 at the shallow end and 1.8 at the deepest, ive ordered th fences already to keep the kids out , will probably remove them when they are older

    Hut and spa and trees removed , Time to call in the digger



    Let the games begin


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    I hired a farang to build it but it turns out i could of saved myself some money and just hired the 2 Lao boys who done all the work , pretty good pool builders those 2 guys



    The excavator had under dug it by about a metre so the boys had to hand dig the rest, Wasnt to impressed with the fucker spray painting his measurements on my tiles either
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    Is this thread going to end with moob shots?

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    The excavator fooked the driveway to,




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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Is this thread going to end with moob shots?
    Most definately

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    Righto, holes dug time to formwork the floor and wall beams



    These are 40cm x 25cm section (20cm below slab) 3 linear beams 4 lateral beams: concrete reinforced with 6 rods of 12mm steel rod with spacers at 20cm intervals of 6mm steel rod







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    The yards still covered in debris but it will clean up alright, the boys finished the tiling today and started on the grouting, been really lucky with the weather considering we started the build in mid June, haven't really had a start to the wet season here yet, thank fuk!, next will be to tile the play area around the pool, will post up some more tomorrow if I get the time

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    That's alot of work, good luck with it all. The spa looks nice, you could get 3 or 4 katoeys in there...

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    At least 3 or 4 , more in the pool probably, the fences I've ordered aren't just for the kids protection, gotta keep katoeys out to

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    It looks like it's gonna be a nice sized pool... But gonna take a while to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    The yards still covered in debris but it will clean up alright, the boys finished the tiling today and started on the grouting, been really lucky with the weather considering we started the build in mid June, haven't really had a start to the wet season here yet, thank fuk!, next will be to tile the play area around the pool, will post up some more tomorrow if I get the time
    Best of luck to ya with the ongoing project, bld...

    These cunts and their left messes and general damage wouldn't go over well with me as I'm sure it doesn't with you.

    It is what it is.
    Live with it.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    It looks like it's gonna be a nice sized pool... But gonna take a while to finish it.
    Not really Betty, tiling on the walls was completed today, they started on the grouting today as well, I reckon they can finish the grouting by Wednesday avo, Thursday's another Buddha day so they won't work, Friday, Saturday and Sunday should get the play area tiled, after that we can fill it up and use it according to the farang, I want to raise the height of the walls surrounding us so will wait to get that done with some different contractors, after that I need a small truck of soil and need to buy some new lawn , I want to do all that before filling it up otherwise the fuckers will just get more shit everywhere,

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    That's quick - good stuff. Are you gonna christen it with a sexy pool party and TD photothread?



    Because if you do then I could probably take a few days orf next week!

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    This is a bit of a before and after thread, I was going to bung it up when everything was done but had a slack day at work today so decided to crack on with a thread, still have a ton of pics

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