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    A fair point. I hadn't thought about the...

    A fair point. I hadn't thought about the permeability of the bricks.
  2. Thread: Florence Pics

    by Shutree
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    Great pics. Food porn, car porn and architecture...

    Great pics. Food porn, car porn and architecture porn al in one thread.

    Very jealous!

    The most memorable pizza I have ever eaten was in the cafe in Florence railway station, 1970.
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    Looking good, Mantadive. Coming along nicely.

    Looking good, Mantadive. Coming along nicely.
  4. Thread: BACK PAIN

    by Shutree
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    Everybody has a different experience. There are...

    Everybody has a different experience. There are many sufferers and a squillion different suggestions on the Internet.

    I have had lower back pain on and off over 20 years. From time to time I get...
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    Enjoyed that, good idea. This has been an...

    Enjoyed that, good idea.
    This has been an interesting thread, very pleased to see you moved in so quickly.
    I am sure that you will enjoy your new home.
  6. "The head had long hair and is said to have been...

    "The head had long hair and is said to have been sitting in the water for a few days near a jetty in Phra Pradaeng,......."

    Said by whom? Someone had sat there, watching it, for a few days?
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    Book publisher. Newspaper publisher. Music...

    Book publisher.
    Newspaper publisher.
    Music publisher.

    No tautology here.
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    Rebar chairs were discussed elsewhere and a...

    Rebar chairs were discussed elsewhere and a picture of a plastic chair was posted. Maybe someone more competent than I usuing the search engine can find the links.
    I remember someone suggested...
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    Mantadive, your schematic is a thing of beauty!...

    Mantadive, your schematic is a thing of beauty! Are you sending your black water (toilets) and grey water (sinks) to a single point?
    I was thinking of two septic tanks, the black water septic tank...
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    Thank you TD. I shall investigate.

    Thank you TD. I shall investigate.
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    Chitty thank you. I took a look. I have an...

    Chitty thank you. I took a look. I have an outline plan that I'd like to research and cost first. If the prophets of doom are correct and my plan is an expensive fantasy then I'll certainly revisit...
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    Yes, I have followed your thread and BiP's with...

    Yes, I have followed your thread and BiP's with interest. Good to see both coming to very successful conclusions and I'll be sorry when they fade away. Maybe you can open a new greenscaping thread,...
  13. Thanks HH. The translated new rules do not say...

    Thanks HH.
    The translated new rules do not say accounts, plural. Logically a fixed deposit of 800k plus a savings account with some activity should satisfy Immigration. But logical isn't a word that...
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    It is a small detail TD but I like the way that...

    It is a small detail TD but I like the way that the wall has a bevelled corner (if that is the correct expression.)
    It sort of softens it a little.
    Everyone here tends to take the hard-edged, right...
  15. Headhunter - I was looking at the straightforward...

    Headhunter - I was looking at the straightforward route of putting B800K in a fixed deposit, accepting a small rate of return and going for the retirement visa.

    However, it seems from your post...
  16. I was looking at the straightforward route of...

    I was looking at the straightforward route of putting B800K in a fixed deposit, accepting a small rate of return and going for the retirement visa.

    However, it seems from your post that I might...
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    Used Transferwise this week. Transparent charges,...

    Used Transferwise this week. Transparent charges, the Thai Baht they quote is what you get. And the funds arrived the following day, cleared in my KTB account.
    I was happy with the rate, the...
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    TD, I continue to follow your very interesting...

    TD,

    I continue to follow your very interesting thread. Everything is coming along so well. I think that Magnolia shade is going to look just right. Just my feeling. Others rejoice in electric...
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    Waspy, Your pic at #27 offers some clues. ...

    Waspy,

    Your pic at #27 offers some clues.

    That is crushed rock, not soil. That is what you see in Dubai and Hong Kong when they want to build in the ocean. They don't start with sand. You can...
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    I just had the same issue in rural Isan. I...

    I just had the same issue in rural Isan. I sourced the concrete posts from the village. For 2m posts with a footing and four nails to fix the wire we were quoted B120 per post and settled on B110,...
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    Similar to Thai ideas, the Chinese view of feng...

    Similar to Thai ideas, the Chinese view of feng shui is that evil spirits travel in straight lines, so they like to put a little wriggle into the driveway and the pathway to ensure that those pesky...
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    We have 2 rai of flat land by a rural road in...

    We have 2 rai of flat land by a rural road in Nongbualamphu. A quiet area.

    After many iterations, we still haven't agreed an outline plan that we want to give the architect. Having toyed with...
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    In town, the only action I could find was around...

    In town, the only action I could find was around Golden Pond Disco. That is well-known and not hard to find.

    Next to the disco is a bar/restaurant with outdoor seating that afforded viewing of the...
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    Cool. Makes sense to go with the builder, when...

    Cool. Makes sense to go with the builder, when you have one who knows what he's doing. Thanks.
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    TD, Thank you for an interesting thread. I...

    TD,

    Thank you for an interesting thread. I follow with interest, having a piece of land and a plan. (Well, she has a piece of land and I have a plan.)

    Your builder looks to be doing a great...
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    Nice try, we aren't that gullible.

    Nice try, we aren't that gullible.
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    Prefacing my comments by confessing that I have...

    Prefacing my comments by confessing that I have no direct experience, only information picked up as I plan my own house in Isan.

    I believe that 45 degree roof pitch is best for defeating the...
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    Good question, I hadn't thought as far ahead as...

    Good question, I hadn't thought as far ahead as cleaning. Probably send Somchai up a ladder when that day arrives.

    Here is an example of a quality US product which has roof-mounted and gable end...
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    I am considering all the same roofing questions...

    I am considering all the same roofing questions and asked elsewhere on this forum about the durability of foam/foil-backed Colorbond. My instinct is that the steel will expand and contract...
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    Deck Ape, Very interested in your thoughts...

    Deck Ape,

    Very interested in your thoughts about what has really worked. Very helpful.

    Any pictures of the house today?
  31. I haven't seen the latest Thai reports. The media...

    I haven't seen the latest Thai reports. The media usually refer to the most recent WHO report from 2015, based on data from 2012/2013. They have a methodology of collecting data from different...
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    Great thread, and good to know that I am not...

    Great thread, and good to know that I am not alone in wanting those ugly stickers off my appliances.
    Often they will peel off readily when new. They seem to get more stubborn with time.
    I use nail...
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    http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/61230/...

    http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/61230/metal_roof_-_Copy.jpg

    For Slick and anyone else kind enough to offer an opinion. I finally found one of these foil-backed metal rooves, this one...
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    Hadn't thought of half bricks as chairs. Should...

    Hadn't thought of half bricks as chairs. Should work okay.
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    David, Thai Dhupp, Those plastic chairs, are...

    David, Thai Dhupp,

    Those plastic chairs, are they available locally? (I haven't noticed them being used anywhere!)
    For a standard Isaan house floor slab, can you suggest how many chairs are...
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    Slick, I moved away from that town and sorry have...

    Not sure I follow, can you find a pic of the situation?[/quote]

    Slick, I moved away from that town and sorry have no pics of the roof. It was coloured steel with attached foam and a reflective...
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    I'd like to add my thanks to Waspy for taking the...

    I'd like to add my thanks to Waspy for taking the time to create this great thread. I am still in the earliest 'thinking about it' phase and found much here and elsewhere on TD to inform my thoughts....
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    Foil?

    I too have a question about the durability of the foil. My last rented place had foil-backed steel roofing (of unknown brand), the roof had no soffits and where the foil was exposed it was steadily...
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