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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    Seems you have most scope of supply things covered but what about the grade and or quality of paint you will be using.

    Good, long lasting paint such as Dulux, Berger and Nippon paints are great in these conditions but are very expensive.

    I have seen some paints fade within 12 months and obviously those products are the cheaper alternatives the contractors love tp use.

    Also make sure they do not dilute the virgin paint too much and to gain more initial coverage.

    Good luck with your project.
    Hi Loytoy...I will have to check the actual paint make, so i will get back to you.

    Thanks for the other advice - not something I thought about too much as the wall is a very recent addition. Contractor is focused on doing a good job because we have other work after this and hes keen to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Wow that museum is going to be quite the building, when is it going to be completed?
    Dennis...we are working 24/7 so all being well, before mid-2019. it is an amazing structure - a jigsaw of dia-grid sections which, once finished are clad in pre-fab panels of stainless steel, glass ans electrics. No two panels on the whole structure are alike. there is roughly the same amount of temporary works structure as there is final structure!

    Never said I was staying til mid 2019, btw...

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    Damn!

    ...I have forgotten how to upload photos from Imgur.

    I have resized them but cant remember how to get them back into TD.

    Can anyone remind me?

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    In the wee picture icon in quick reply below. Box will pop up with from computer and from url. Select from url. Copy/paste the pic url in Imgur into the popup url field. Uncheck the box on bottom of thr pop up if you don't want link to show in your post.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Ta very much, Norton...

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    Ground Clearance...


    Clearing the scrub ready for mark-out


    I like that they are all clothed out in hi-viz t-shirts...


    Get right in there, boys n girls...this is the 'mango tree plot' border!


    There's always one who doesn't want to do the work, right? anyway, hes been spotted by the boss...


    k.Pot (builder) is ever-present to make sure they get it done.
    Last edited by Thai Dhupp; 03-02-2018 at 06:13 PM.

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    Is this photo-size still too big? its so long since i posted any photos, and I know some of you have trouble with the picture sizes.... this was resized using that Windows re-sizer before i put it in Imgur...

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    Perfect. Carry on. As usual see women are doing most of the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Perfect. Carry on. As usual see women are doing most of the work.
    thanks for the confirmation, Norton.

    ...its a synchronised floor-show though, with those tops! I've not seen that much day-glo green for quite some time!

    I hope they got the safety boots and hard hats to go with it when we start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I hope they got the safety boots and hard hats to go with it when we start...
    You ever try climbing up bamboo scaffolding with safety boots. Forget it. Barefeet tough as nails much better. Hard hats are best for cooking lunch in. Far too hot to work in.

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    Marking out


    out with that trusty tape measure...


    'Junior' is back, but refusing to wear the company uniform.


    A lot of time is being taken with this marking out, glad it has not been rushed...


    Thats it...I want as much ground INSIDE the wall as possible!


    its spreading! one more has taken off the hi-viz attire...


    The initial mark-out looks something like this.


    Plenty of referring to the plans and the drawing showing location on the plot.

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    Quite the crew there. With the bright tee shirts it'll be harder to hide lol
    Hopefully they'll follow the plans to the t and not make their own modifications.
    Good Luck, looks like a good start

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Marking out
    Just an observation TD, Most houses I've been in in Thailand are not very square. You notice it most once the tiling is done.
    Make sure they know how to mark a perfect square by measuring the diagonals. Too many times they end up getting a parallelogram. Ensuring equal diagonals cures this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Plenty of referring to the plans and the drawing showing location on the plot.
    Not enough people engaged...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis4558 View Post
    Quite the crew there. With the bright tee shirts it'll be harder to hide lol
    Hopefully they'll follow the plans to the t and not make their own modifications.
    Good Luck, looks like a good start
    Yeah Dennis, and now they are housed on site - I will post up the rest of the pictures shortly.

    Photo delivery is a bit slow as PJ is unsure how to send files out of the country!!

    Thanks for the good wishes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Just an observation TD, Most houses I've been in in Thailand are not very square. You notice it most once the tiling is done.
    Make sure they know how to mark a perfect square by measuring the diagonals. Too many times they end up getting a parallelogram. Ensuring equal diagonals cures this.
    Appreciate that comment Maanaam, and have sent a reminder to Chonburi Mission Control to check this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Not enough people engaged...
    I tend to agree with you Klondyke, and am somewhat disappointed that K. Pot has not called me wanting the balance of the 1st payment. I heard Thai building crews worked much faster than this... where did I go wrong?!?

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    Boundary mark-out


    Along the back...


    and again...


    Mango tree plot boundary line. you can see how far over those trees are into my plot.

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    Meet on site with the builder before we sign up to formalise the verbal agreements and instructions.


    They are lovely but sadly, those 4 mango trees have go to go. Plenty more trees behind them though...


    Me, the builder and his wife.... and..yeah..it was hot that day


    Me, the builder and Princess Joy. The builder is already nervous. Perhaps he spoke to that foreman from the land-raising.

    This is one of the very few times I shall be in front of the lens so...enjoy it while you can (!)

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    Electricity pole to move...


    This pole is right inside the plot, where we want to build the wall


    It needs to move forward and out of the plot, approximately 1.3M


    The good news is...there is no charge for doing this. If the pole is in your land you can request it be taken outside your property, free of charge.

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    Dealing with the PEA for the pole move and the temporary connection

    We went to get the temporary connection sorted. Here are the tariffs for reference. The builder chose 15/45 but its available up to 30/100 3-phase









    We did not have any luck initially, until the OrBorTor got involved. Then suddenly everything was available...

    ...and of course, nothing would come to pass with out the assistance of the lovely PEA ladies...




    Unbelievably, they managed to book a swimming party at the house when its all finished. Don't know how that happened.


    They did mention that they were interested in Falang boyfriends, which I thought was quite unusual, so if anyone can help them, let me know...

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    Lotta work ahead for ya, TD.
    Make sure you're around to personally supervise.

    Good luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Lotta work ahead for ya, TD.
    Make sure you're around to personally supervise.

    Good luck.

    Hi there HuangLao and thanks for stopping by.

    Yep a lot of work ...for the rest of the construction and management team. Due to work commitments in the Middle East, I shall not be able to supervise as much as I planned but we have enlisted the assistance of the OrBorTor's engineer to go to site daily and so for the first part of the build we have it covered. (not as much as I would have liked but it's how it is - we need to start this build now)

    Thanks for the good wishes and drop in to read how this story finally unfolds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    They did mention that they were interested in Falang boyfriends, which I thought was quite unusual
    Actually, not mentioning interest in a farang boyfriend would be unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Actually, not mentioning interest in a farang boyfriend would be unusual.
    Lol...you might be on to something there, Norton..

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