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    a daughter's room...

    As we own 50 sq.wa., our estate here in BKK is not large but fairly average. Regardless, I go tired of our daughter spending the nights with us, hence the need for an additional bedloom. Here in the backyard is were we start. One of the main problems that I have with our home is the neighboor's home that is seen in the background. It is only about 3met from our house. All of the other sides of our home that keep them from hearing me screaming are acceptable.

    Since, i am an Amerikan and well versed on everything our initial budget was B200,000. Maybe B250,000...

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    The pilings arrive. Bear in mind the only thing I knew about piles was it had something to do that made one's butt sore...

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    yer dont try ramming those piles up your ass though =)

    good luck with your bedloom lol... post up more pics as you go along please

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    What do reckon these guys make a day?

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    The Thai forklift at work...

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    I hope that you first sought & obtained planning permission before embarking on your building project.

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    The show begins...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    I hope that you first sought & obtained planning permission before embarking on your building project.
    Actually, yes. Well, I didnt butt the contractor had to doo all of the paperwork with the mooban, ask permission from the neighbors, watch the security guards and keep the locals from borrowing shit.

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    As you can see I doo my part. This is really a show that you must watch. All the workers will balance themselves on the wooden beam and sing some Issan chant while pounding their feet to the music. I have to admit the damn system works. Took less than 2 hours to drive the pilings home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbilly
    Actually, yes. Well, I didnt butt the contractor had to doo all of the paperwork with the mooban...
    Yeah right they did! And I suppose you checked all the paperwork independently? Man, they're gonna tell you to tear it down once it's built, just you wait & see.

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    so how much are they on a day? 500?

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    probably 180 to 250baht per day.....

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    thats how much i pay my staff and im generous

    well thats a lie, the gals i pay 200baht perday, although there was one that i would have been willing to pay 500baht perday, infact probably more, but she already had a boyfriend

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    200bhat = 2.72 per DAY!!

    fukin hell...aint it a wonder theres so many bar girls in Thailand...

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    The framing begins. The old man is over 70 years of age...

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    Thai welding at its finest...

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    Finally, the damn walls are going up. That room to the right of the photo will be the daughter's bathroom.

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    can u explain the process of the pilings and why this is used instead of what u use in Mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    probably 180 to 250baht per day
    When we built our house I kicked the contracter out before the house was finshed. And offered his two best guys 350bht a day to work for me they jumped at the chance to earn a extra 100bht a day

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho1994gun View Post
    can u explain the process of the pilings and why this is used instead of what u use in Mo.
    Basically BKK is a swamp. So the pilings have to be done in order for the house to float and remain stable.

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