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    Snowbird house build in LOS

    It's finally started, down payment paid.

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    Congrats to you and Mrs Dennis just make sure you are on site.

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    Is there a link to a previous thread you started on your build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Congrats to you and Mrs Dennis just make sure you are on site.
    Thanks NPT, sad thing is we won't be on site until January, but do have her daughter and sister living a block away and a nephew ( building engineer in BKK ) that will check after each stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Is there a link to a previous thread you started on your build?
    Don't have previous thread on build, only talked about it on my Promaster Build Thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Thanks NPT, sad thing is we won't be on site until January, but do have her daughter and sister living a block away and a nephew ( building engineer in BKK ) that will check after each stage.
    Dennis, you know what goes on - just make sure if it goes south you don't get into a shitfest family wise - you know already - what you get is what you get - you ain't there, you accept the consequences. - good man

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    NPT,

    If it was only the sister I would be a bit concerned but the daughter is very particular about everything, I just need to inform her on what to watch out for. The sister and sometimes the daughter will be living there and us 5 to 6 months of the year. The daughter has lived in the states a couple times so she likes the western standards of building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    It's finally started, down payment paid.
    A winter home in the LoS. Good stuff. Looking forward to show and tell as it progresses.

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    Is a "snowbird house" a particular style of house?

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    Congrats on start.

    We had our house built while we were in the states. My FIL was on site and did a great job. IMHO, if you have found and hired a reputable general contractor it should go well. We had weekly calls with him and he sent lots of pictures and Videos through Line. My FIL did the same. We also paid in 5 segments to keep it on the up and up. My wife flew back for 3 of the installment payments to check progress.

    We look forward to the updates. Do you have an architecture rendering of your place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    A winter home in the LoS. Good stuff. Looking forward to show and tell as it progresses.
    Hi Norton, I'll try and give it my best shot, a lot will depend on the quantity and quality of picture that get sent to me. and I'll check in with you when we get there in Jan. and give you a tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    We look forward to the updates. Do you have an architecture rendering of your place?
    Yes JPPR2 we did, then had her nephew look at the plans and give us ideas for cost cutting and things we wanted to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Is a "snowbird house" a particular style of house?


    Hi Neverna, maybe I need to explain ( snowbird ). That's what we call people that live in northern states where the winters are cold with snow that move to southern states or other locations that are warm for the winters.

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    I know everyone likes pictures, so here are a few teasers



    Looking in at the lot from the road, it's a narrow lot 10M X 90M



    Another shot a little more to the left. There's another lot to the left of ours that we tried to buy but every time we talked to them the price went up, we'll leave our offer open if they ever agree to our price.



    Here's a better shot of the house on the lot beside ours, not much to look at the wood roof is about to fall in because of termite damage.

    Right after we bought the lot we had about 50 cm fill added so that puts us quite a bit above every thing else around us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post


    Hi Neverna, maybe I need to explain ( snowbird ). That's what we call people that live in northern states where the winters are cold with snow that move to southern states or other locations that are warm for the winters.
    Thanks Dennis.

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    Best of luck with it, Dennis.

    Lol... i was beginning to think all the builders had left Thailand after me 'n' BiP completed our various builds.

    Looking forward to reading a new tale unfolding...bring it on!!

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    Echoing best wishes too Dennis. TD, you and PJ any closer to coming up our way one day? Regards, -BiP

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Best of luck with it, Dennis.

    Lol... i was beginning to think all the builders had left Thailand after me 'n' BiP completed our various builds.

    Looking forward to reading a new tale unfolding...bring it on!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Echoing best wishes too Dennis. TD, you and PJ any closer to coming up our way one day? Regards, -BiP
    Its in the plan BiP , don't worry!! lol first I have to give up working in the sandpit and actually move into TD Towers.

    I am actually back there next week but we have my son visiting (our 1st official visitor) though it will be a bit like 'camping with a concrete roof' as there is not much furniture in the place.

    He is however bringing me a biscuit jointer and a pocket hole jig from UK (both of which I simply could not find in Thailand (or Dubai) at the last time of looking). then I can make a start on the kitchen and we can have two active build threads again - me 'n' Dennis, here! 'Scuse hi-jacking your thread, Dennis...

    (and I just know someone is going to tell me where both are available in LoS!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Looking forward to reading a new tale unfolding...bring it on!!
    Hi TD,
    Thanks for stopping by, I doubt we'll make famous thread status like yours but we will try to entertain as best we can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    'Scuse hi-jacking your thread, Dennis...
    No problem TD, I may have to source me a supply for 220v power tools also, because our tools here are all 110v. I plan on having a shop that I can play in so definitely will need power tools some that can not be found there. I already purchased a set of Rigid cordless tools that I will take there, I can use a converter for charging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoganInParasite View Post
    Echoing best wishes too Dennis. TD, you and PJ any closer to coming up our way one day? Regards, -BiP
    Thanks BIP,
    Kind of doubt we'll have any time this year with the build going on, but the following year will definitely be an option if the offer is still open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    There's another lot to the left of ours that we tried to buy but every time we talked to them the price went up, we'll leave our offer open if they ever agree to our price.
    We did the same thing. There was a huge lot next to ours and we bought it. Wife went and saw them without them knowing she was married to a foreigner.

    That said, Hold your price. they will come around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    No problem TD, I may have to source me a supply for 220v power tools also, because our tools here are all 110v. I plan on having a shop that I can play in so definitely will need power tools some that can not be found there. I already purchased a set of Rigid cordless tools that I will take there, I can use a converter for charging.
    Hi Dennis, you could always get a step-down transformer for your 110v kit...

    Co-incidentally, I am meeting the DeWalt account manager in about 10 minutes with a view to 'acquiring' a few 18v cordless items at a ...err...'discount'. Hammer drill, drill driver, circular saw and jig saw on the list at the moment... hope i don't go over my weight allowance for the plane....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Hi Dennis, you could always get a step-down transformer for your 110v kit...

    Co-incidentally, I am meeting the DeWalt account manager in about 10 minutes with a view to 'acquiring' a few 18v cordless items at a ...err...'discount'. Hammer drill, drill driver, circular saw and jig saw on the list at the moment... hope i don't go over my weight allowance for the plane....
    TD,
    I guess that's what I meant by converter, I've seen 2000 watt for $30 on ebay which is cheap enough, just have to watch who uses your stuff so they don't plug into wrong voltage.

    The only thing I would add to your cordless set is a side grinder, something I use all the time. I just recently had to buy a cordless jig saw, my corded one bit the dust, I just love it being cordless now a lot handier then having to drag a cord around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    That said, Hold your price. they will come around.
    I think they're coming around already, they offered the old house for us to use for construction workers no charge. I think they're getting worried because we're starting to build and haven't offered them more.

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