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    Second floor beams are poured.

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    Looks like storm sewer cover didn't stand up to loaded cement trucks.

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    Safety rails or ropes not needed.

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    Builder "A" showing off his acrobatic skills

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    Here's a short clip of one load going up.

    https://youtu.be/F1Uo_51LggM

    Now that I figured out how to do this, any other clips I get I'll post, a little dessert for the appetites.
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    Second floor beam forms have been removed.

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    Couple days and supports should come down, still no activity on the steps. Word has it this crew is just about done, once concrete work is done steel crew should be coming to start on roof.

    This crew was in a grouchy mood before beam pour, seems they were a bit upset about changes nephew had them do to rebar in beams, daughter is supposed to offer some treats to get them in a good mood again.

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    Beam support trees coming down.

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    We've got a start on the steps to second floor.

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    More angles of the steps.

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    More work done on steps to second floor.

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    Rebar in place for steps to landing, still need risers.

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    Landing with beam support tying to posts.

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    Steps from landing to second floor, still need rebar and risers.

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    Rebar and risers are in, I think we're ready for a pour.

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    Lower flight of stairs.

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    Upper flight of stairs.

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    Landing between stairs.

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    Now that the 2nd floor precast planking is in place our camera person has a shot of the stairs from above.

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    2nd floor precast planking in place.

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    Looking toward front of house.

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    Looking toward rear of house.

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    2nd floor bathroom

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    2nd floor balcony

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    Now some pics from below

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    Front of house, drop down for balcony on upper left

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    Standing in Living Room looking toward back of house, steps going up on left, bathroom floor support on right.

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    Standing in dining room looking up at 2nd floor bedroom in rear of house.

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    Trying to talk the daughter into doing a narrative video walk through of the house, we'll see how that goes

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    Coming along nicely Dennis. Much accomplished since I was on site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Coming along nicely Dennis. Much accomplished since I was on site.
    Thanks Norton, I was just going to ask if you had a chance to stop by lately to see how it looks, I know actually seeing it would be different than looking at it in pictures

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    Looks like 2nd floor is ready for some concrete, forms in, post rebar up and mesh down.

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    Front side view we haven't seen before.

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    Front balcony

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    Bathroom on left and stairs on right

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    A look into the backyard

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    Front view, I sure would like to do something about those wires going across front, maybe have to talk to someone when we're there to see if we can tidy them up a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Hi TD, Yes we're using the insulated block, I originally wanted 10 cm block but builder said special order, so we had it bid with 7.5 cm, now builder is saying 10 cm block are available, his supplier must be stocking and he was pushing us to change. His additional charge would be 50 - 60 T Baht. We're checking with the nephew to see if that's a good price, then get it in writing.
    Although 'everyone to his own', for reference, I used 150 mm AAC blocks on the outer walls and 100 mm AAC blocks on the inner walls.

    Might be a little overkill but... the house is a lot cooler than the outside, even when NO A/C is on. I used Q-CON but other brands are available.

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    Got a bunch of pictures of steps and 2nd floor pour, we'll start with the steps

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    Handy crane operater

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    Finishers doing their job

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    Even the guy in charge of the vibrator doing his job

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    Lower steps finished

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    Working on the landing

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    Working on upper steps

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    No flip flops for this crew

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    Steps and landing finished

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    Now for 2nd floor bathroom and balcony

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    Bathroom floor getting it's first load of concrete

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    Only the latest and most up to date tools for the job

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    Bathroom floor finished, shower drain isn't where the wife wanted it but I guess it'll still drain water

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    Only picture of balcony getting finished

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    And now for some floor pictures

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    Everyone hard at work

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    Lot easier dumping with no obstacles

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    Wah La finished floor

    Didn't get a picture of finished floor to the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post


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    I notice they did not close off the tops of the pipes before the pour, it's too late for this but it is a good precaution to cover the pipes to prevent any concrete being splashed into them and perhaps blocking them. Even just a plastic bag taped over the top would do.
    I was reading an old build story a few days ago where somebody had to rip up the kitchen floor because the drain pipe was blocked .....with concrete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Thanks to TD's thread I posted some pictures of his concrete chairs and we got the message across. He said OK, so does that mean he's knows what I mean and is going to use them or just knows what I mean and will pour without the concrete chairs
    From looking at the photos I think you have got your answer ....

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    Hi Mike, you're right on taping the pipes, around here duct tape is normally used, but when you're not on site you don't see things until after the fact, and hope nothing goes wrong. Same goes with the cement chairs.

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    Another thing that came up was the size of rebar used for bathroom and balcony floors, nephew says rebar too small not what was spec'd. From the translations I was getting seem like he has more rebar but not right size, nephew was going to do some calculations to see if it passes or it will have to be torn out and re-poured.
    I'm not sure why nephew doesn't get photos before the pour to make sure everything is right, he seems to wait until after the pour to question things. I try to stay out of family affairs. I only make suggestions and hope someone listens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    I only make suggestions and hope someone listens.
    Trust me they listen then go off and do things the way they always have. Farang not know Thai way.

    Been awhile since last there and not much was done yet. I did see a couple things that had been finished that I would have done differently but in general they are doing a good job.

    I will drop by tomorrow now that there is more to see and give you feedback.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I will drop by tomorrow now that there is more to see and give you feedback.
    Thanks Norton, be waiting for your view of things going on.

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    Not to much going on today, stripped some of the forms and got forms on site for 2nd floor posts.

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