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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I like bells n whistles...
    I bought a small whistle in a market and screwed it on to the exhaust pipe of my sons car, he couldn't figure out why the car sounded like it had a turbo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    I bought a small whistle in a market and screwed it on to the exhaust pipe of my sons car, he couldn't figure out why the car sounded like it had a turbo.
    Lol Iom...i think like that too..

    actually the latest Wildtrak has TWO turbos already fitted so i think that 3rd 'turbo' might be overkill.

    What sort of performance increase is he getting from your 'after-market add-on?

    I'm guessing not as good as the Carlos Fandango ultra-wide wheels with the negative camber, but marginally better than the go-faster stripes...

    to keep on trak... wildtrak... is your son's car the vehicle in question.?

    i prob should have started a new thread for this... ahh well...

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    Review pt 3, initial design considerations as detailed in post #199

    Plumbing

    27. separate systems for black and grey water
    Check! The separate 'systems' are in place but at present the meet up later on their way to the drain field

    28. all black water furniture to be against or very close to external walls
    Check! the design kept the WC units on or v close to the external wall to minimise cross-floor piping that might unexpectedly fail or block, distributing that black water through the ceiling into the lower levels

    29. three smaller septic tank arrangements, passing the fluid element to a single tank adj to the drain field
    Partial! 2 zones completed, 2 septic tanks fitted. The 3rd will follow once we start zone 2 in the new year

    30. water holding tanks to regulate the supply to the house
    No..not this one! It was dropped from the original plans but now... after that power cut stopped water getting to the bathrooms, maybe we will look again. could probably conceal a water tower tank on the mango land once the trees grow back up


    External

    31. provision for swimming pool later
    Check! there is definitely space, provision, desire and commitment for that swimming pool. the design is more lagoon pool than rectangular box. hopefully start that when i get there permanently. i will dig it myself, then get K.Pot to assist with the construction, etc

    32. privacy with perimeter wall, after house is constructed
    Check! 2.5M perimeter wall constructed, CCTV in place, solid gates at all openings, spiky plants planted, crocodile on order


    33. Japanese-style ornamental fish pond (no...not a fishing lake, PJ) near to dining room
    No...not this one! but... there will be. once the pool is constructed, we will have a 'bridge at one side and on the other 'side' of that bridge we will put the fish pond.


    Princess Joy's requirements

    34. Buddha room
    Check! Buddha room was in the plan and has been built (and used already)

    35. privacy
    Check! top half of the house is private.

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    Hello everybody..... me again.

    So.... Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water....

    I bring you..... Part 3!

    or... Zone 3...

    or zone C, depending on which name PJ is calling it today!

    Yes...contract has been raised for K.Pot to bring the work forward and construct the remaining 'wing' of TD Towers.

    All being well, he will start in November. He says it will take 4 months to complete...lets see.

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    TD ... I'm been awaiting your return ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I bring you..... Part 3!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    TD ... I'm been awaiting your return ...
    ''Under your skin like a splinter
    The centre of attention, back for the winter
    I'm interesting, the best thing since wrestling.
    .''

    lol.... something like that, anyway

    We were initially going to start in February cos i aim to hang my boots up on this, my last job on the iconic Museum of the Future at the end of March
    but then I thought...why wait? we got the cash, he might have a some spare time, we checked, he did, so now...bring it on!!

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    Looking forward to it TD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mate, I didn't post that .gif

    I posted this one ... https://media1.tenor.com/images/9291...temid=10788627

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mate, I didn't post that .gif

    I posted this one ... https://media1.tenor.com/images/9291...temid=10788627
    I am confused.com too , then...


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    TD ... just some glitches in the forum's software.

    Let it not distract you from building and displaying Stage 3









    Bring it on

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    Hi TD,
    You look much better and thrustworthy than your avatar!

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    Good to hear you're coming back TD, it's been kind of lonely on this construction page by myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Good to hear you're coming back TD, it's been kind of lonely on this construction page by myself.
    Thanks Dennis... I hope I can live up to expectations!

    Yours is really coming now - well done!

    Yeah... no one is building anything anymore... brexit? strong Baht? pastures anew? maybe all of that.... I hope someone takes the plunge in 2020.

    I still have a pool, carport and resort (later) to build....

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyDane View Post
    Hi TD,
    You look much better and thrustworthy than your avatar!
    hello HappyDane.. thanks.. I think!

    ummm... which is 'my' avatar!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    which is 'my' avatar!?
    The photo to the left in each and every post you make. The photo where you look as if you were shuffling coal in a steam-loko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Thanks Dennis... I hope I can live up to expectations!

    Yours is really coming now - well done!

    Yeah... no one is building anything anymore... brexit? strong Baht? pastures anew? maybe all of that.... I hope someone takes the plunge in 2020.

    I still have a pool, carport and resort (later) to build....
    We were just about set to start when the missus decided she did not want to live on our land out of town, but next door to our rental house in town where a small block and a very rundown house is for sale. She reckoned we could fix it up ....only way to fix it is with a bulldozer IMHO. I can understand her logic, house and land will cost less than running power and water to our present land, she being the youngest sister by far is expected to help look after her older sisters (who have no husbands or kids with them, although the eldest has 2 grandkids to look after !) who live nearby, in a few years would I be able to look after a large garden ? But the land next door is too small, I've said "only if we can also buy this house and land (the rental, owned by her niece) or the equally small empty plot on the other side". Both owners can smell farang money and are asking a ridiculous price, so it's stalemate at the moment. So now i have to get stuck into Sketchup again trying to figure out something small enough to fit on the land but big enough to be comfortable in.

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    [QUOTE=Thai Dhupp;4019107]strong Baht?[/QUOTE

    You're right on this one TD, it's really putting a squeeze on the budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    The photo to the left in each and every post you make. The photo where you look as if you were shuffling coal in a steam-loko.
    Thanks, Iom... yeah i figured that too, but i could not therefore work out the original comment:

    Hi TD,
    You look much better and thrustworthy than your avatar!

    ...in which photo does he think I look more trustworthy? (thrustworthy)

    That's the one i need to major on, obviously...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikenot View Post
    We were just about set to start when the missus decided she did not want to live on our land out of town, but next door to our rental house in town where a small block and a very rundown house is for sale. She reckoned we could fix it up ....only way to fix it is with a bulldozer IMHO. I can understand her logic, house and land will cost less than running power and water to our present land, she being the youngest sister by far is expected to help look after her older sisters (who have no husbands or kids with them, although the eldest has 2 grandkids to look after !) who live nearby, in a few years would I be able to look after a large garden ? But the land next door is too small, I've said "only if we can also buy this house and land (the rental, owned by her niece) or the equally small empty plot on the other side". Both owners can smell farang money and are asking a ridiculous price, so it's stalemate at the moment. So now i have to get stuck into Sketchup again trying to figure out something small enough to fit on the land but big enough to be comfortable in.
    Ouch! good luck with it, whichever way it ends up going.

    I am familiar with 'farang price' which is why PJ is the face of the negotiating.

    Not so easy if all the players, including your wife, are from the same family, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    hello HappyDane.. thanks.. I think!

    ummm... which is 'my' avatar!?
    Hello TD,
    I like the photo you have posted that has the #56. Well, I just got happily surpriced seeing it after having looked at you avatar many times in BIF´s thread. I got hooked on his thread about house building. My answers and comments to his thread never showed up. Actually I find it difficult to make posts in this forum, but for some reasons it seems to succeed for me in your thread. I shall start reading your thread, too.
    My wife and I have a house 75 kms west of Udon Thani. She made it 25 years ago and we had it modernised in 1999 and 2017.
    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyDane View Post
    Actually I find it difficult to make posts in this forum
    Until you get 50 posts it can be painfull. After that posts do not need mod approval so no prob.

    This is a great thread. Dupp has done a brilliant job.

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    OK after the trumpeting of ''starting zone 3(C)''... it all went quiet at TD Towers, eh?

    ''Yah..sorry 'bout dat''.

    Anyway...K.Pot and PJ did the good luck ceremony and contract signing on 2nd November and he is officially starting on 17th November with a 4-month build time.

    That fits nicely with my plans to vacate the 'day job' at the end of March 2020.

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    so.. to re-cap, heres some pictures of where we left off after zone 1 and 2 were finished....


    This shows the starter bars and columns ready to add on zone 3


    looking towards zone 2 from the area where the pool will go


    Side view of the same area. this will not be visible with that th1rd part is constructed


    And here's the other side (dining room, office,kitchen downstairs, bed 1 suite and bed 2 upstairs)


    View from out side the boundary wall, looking towards where the part 3 construction will be added


    and same location looking towards dining room and bedroom 1 balcony.

    You can just see 'the lady who wanted 1 mill for her small plot ' next door now building her little bungalow.


    The Sala arrangements


    From the upstairs balcony in front of the living room, towards the palm plantation


    from bedroom 1 towards the balcony and the landscape beyond


    PJ getting ready for that ceremony


    yep..that table is ready!

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    And... just in case anyone is interested, here's my latest lil 'day job' construction....








































    Not in any particular order - i just uploaded them

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