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    Survivor Plantation....Part II...the second bit

    Well.....now 5 months into it and we have a dead vege patch and 1 missing survivor.

    Rains starting everyday, river rising, plantation hut leaking.

    We have a nice new shed built....10x5m plus plus.

    I have located thailands best welder....pics to follow...I can watch him work all day long.

    Employed a gun team of builders....7 in all...to finish it in 7 days.

    RAG construction company was the name if anyone wants to use them.

    I wanted a rustic shed....no problem there, they excelled in creating 'rustic'.

    Cost was around 70k baht plus labour.

    For that I got a 10m x 5m shed, with a 1.5m overhang on 2 sides and a 5m overhang on the other side. A 3x2m lockup room and a 2x2x2m concrete water tank and a 5x3m hay shed.....pics to follow another day soon.


    STAGE II.....

    The Bungalow Games begin.

    Starting a 5x5m bungalow with a new york style loft end of June, collecting bags of rocks in chicken shit fertiliser bags already from the river while the workers can still stand up against the current.

    Bought several old teak doors and windows to be restored and 4 6m ceiling beams each 6 inch square for 3k baht each.

    Nightmare on Khaoyai St begins in earnest....note to self...buy axe.

    found some sheep also....content now.
    I like poisoning my neighbours dogs till they die cos I'm a cnut

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    found some sheep also....content now.
    you intend to wether the storm ?

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    Where are the photos ?????

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    Are the sheep willing to fulfill your sexual needs or are you forcing them?

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    They're South African sheep crossed with burmese sheep.

    They have to be forced.


    JJ...photos of the sheep or the Bungalow Games beginning ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    JJ...photos of the sheep or the Bungalow Games beginning ?

    Yes.....

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    From this.....



    to this...



    The rustic shed...



    Here is a little known welding technique...



    its called the '3 point' welding technique.....my guys had mastered it and I could watch them gracefully apply their skills with ease..



    The jungle swallows up my car as we collect rocks on the river bank..



    The children of the corn...



    our own private waterfall and jacuzzi...



    From small things big things grow.....my wife can testify to this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    The rustic shed...
    might need a bit of insulation when the sun applies itself to that corrugated iron

    a few ceiling fans , bar , bar stools , pool table and a dartboard and she'd be a nice venue.

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    ^ and some ladies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff
    ^ and some ladies
    nawty seems content with sheep.

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    Nice going Nawty:-




    Embarassed Cough. : -



    Is the welder like, family.

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    No not family....if it was I would have been allowed to yell at him.

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    Actually that weld is a work of art and should be considered a collectors item mate.

    You may not have to live off the land after all you can just rig up a Ripleys sign out on the main road............Come and see the world's worst weld!

    Mate don't let the kids or missus walk under that EVER.

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    I learnt yesterday that Thai workers should be observed doing their job all the time......and not by another thai.

    We had the dudes doing the electric extension put the cable underground from the shed, under the road and over to where the Bungalow Games begin near the water pump and tank.

    Asked them how far they put it down.....they said half a meter....i thought ok should be enough as I shall mark its location.

    I was putting in some plants, small plants, only needed to put the crow bar in about 3 to 4 inches and wiggle from side to side for the hole and drop each plant in.

    I hit the cable at 3 inches and got a shock.

    Lucky to be alive me is.......steel crow bar makes connection with underground cable......hmmm.....lucky I had my work boots on....

    Thats the second time i have been hit by electric and survived.....third time unlucky perhaps....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    I learnt yesterday that Thai workers should be observed doing their job all the time......and not by another thai.
    I learned that 20 years ago mate but having said that if you get a good team they can be over careful which at the end of the day costs you more money.

    I have never been able to find a happy "good enough" medium with this lot as it is either too deep or not deep enough.

    Common sense is lacking in this country big style.

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    Wellllll.....being a sucker for punishment, we start ;The Bungalow Games' on sunday, 4 workers coming down to attempt a legacy, a build project to be remembered for all the wrong reasons.......

    These workers said 'yes we can do it'.....but we need someone to tell us how !!!

    So, I shall be their guiding light over the next 2 months.

    The worrying thing is they will be left alone every second day......surely they could not fuck things up in just one day.....right ??

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    not just there mate, wait till i tell you the one about the 'tradesman' plumber and the hot water tank debacle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    surely they could not fuck things up in just one day.....right ??
    I have seen Thai's fuck up perfectly good things in 2 minutes mate.

    Really, and based upon what I have seen and you have posted this building team of yours is not really acceptable even by Thai standards.

    You really need a good supervisor on the job otherwise not only will the job look shite but the construction WILL be dangerous. I know one who is presently in Pitsanalok but he is not cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    The worrying thing is they will be left alone every second day......surely they could not fuck things up in just one day.....right ??
    They will fuck it up while you are away for 10 minutes to buy a pack of cigarettes.
    Building crew (at that level) spend half of their day fixing yesterdays problems and the reminder of the day to create problems for tomorrow.
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    ^^^This should make for some interesting reading!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom
    Building crew (at that level) spend half of their day fixing yesterdays problems and the reminder of the day to create problems for tomorrow.
    Now thats a good statement.

    I like a challenge.

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    I'd happily recommend my KK builders mate, they're reasonably priced too. Problem is, they're booked solid for the next two months and a bit.
    Believe it or not, they've even turned down jobs from Thai's recently- who have a habit of running out of money when the jobs half complete.
    probes Aliens

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    Thanks, both LT and Sab....I kinda like the rush of not knowing what ya gunna get.

    LT....interested to know how much a good farang recommended guy costs though.

    This bungalow is a cheap build, currently at 250k plus labour.....trying to get it down to 200k plus labour. So an expensive supervisor would blow that away.

    Plus doubt anyone with some common social skills would want to live at Survivor Plantation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    I have located thailands best welder....pics to follow...I can watch him work all day long.
    I was gonna saw is he as good as the mobile welder dude I saw in jakarta yesterday, then I saw that photo!

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    The rustic shed... might need a bit of insulation when the sun applies itself to that corrugated iron a few ceiling fans , bar , bar stools , pool table and a dartboard and she'd be a nice venue.
    good thinking man.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    The worrying thing is they will be left alone every second day......surely they could not fuck things up in just one day.....right ??
    Surely shirley as soon as you say surely in thailand you should know you're fucked! ...

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    We ate road kill for dinner last night.

    We also have a vacancy for a dozen or so egg laying chickens.

    Local dogs got in and its a slaughterhouse in there, picture chainsaw massacre at Rancho El Nawtio.

    Revenge has been dealt out though, poison baits left in the decaying caracses of the dead.

    Dropped of the building crew onsite yesterday, picked them up in Bkk and thought they might buck a bit about the accomodations and bathing facilities at the Plantation.

    Then I saw their current digs and the Plantation is certainly 5 star in comparison.

    Tomorrow lesson 1 begins......Welding.

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