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    You should make a decorative wooden panel with Stairway to Heaven embossed and put it up over the entrance to the stairway mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    You should make a decorative wooden panel with Stairway to Heaven embossed and put it up over the entrance to the stairway mate.
    That's a thought - I could get Jimmy and Robert to come 'n cut the ribbon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    ''There's a feeling i get
    When it rains n I am wet
    ..and its only a quarter past eleven
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    Plumbing part Z...

    Ok.. K Pot has been finishing off some of the stuff he was supposed to do in stage 4.

    There was no issue with him not doing it as his finishing was actually stopped my me on the basis that we would eventually secure the mango plot and the drain field for the septic systems would end up there.

    My purchase of that adjoining plot was, as you know was eventually successful, so now the way was clear for him to complete this outdoor plumbing.


    Main pipe leading from house to drain field


    The same pipe leading to 'Mango-land'


    Lots of time and effort getting the right fall - remember this only carrying liquids, not solids (as long as the septic tank is working OK!)


    Waste grey water also heading that way for now (not going via the septic tank so as not to kill the good bacteria)


    Grease trap on every grey line


    ...and on...


    There was quite a trench my the time it got to mango land but that was not raised up so was easier at the boundary


    Lucky they had that mini-digger...


    Finished, waiting for ''testing and commissioning''...


    Jeez...pipes everywhere!


    Ooops this one out of sequence - mango land prep before the pipe


    That's the overflow pipe coming out of the septic tank


    Another grease trap.


    and sme one from the other view...



    Hopefully that's it for plumbing - just got to form the actual drain field itself

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    Divider line

    Finally, we found something K.Pot forgot to do!!

    Actually, I did not find it - PJ was on the ball after checking the plans against the photos..

    He forgot the divider between the ground and first floors - not sure what the actual name for that is but its this thing:




    So now...















    ...little touches but makes all the difference.

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    Tiles, ceilings, doors and ...WTF is that!?

    Here's a quick round up of what K.Pot's reduced work crew have been up to...


    Yep...still some ceilings to finish... here hes taking breather from the dining room ceiling.


    here's the kitchen, looking out to zone 2 ground floor open area.
    We gave the builder a bit of a free hand to complete the ceilings. here we seem to have gained an extra step in the ceiling..what happened?


    inside they are working on the en-suites. Here is bedroom 2 ES, with the basin shelf under construction


    later, the dining room ceiling is now further on (the date function on the phone is out of sync as this date appears to be before the first pic - oops)





    another view inside the kitchen


    And this is the downstairs hall




    meanwhile... on the wall tile front...




    We were (she was) thinking about this door for the upstairs access from house to balcony.
    I'm still not 100% with it but foolishly I have left door choice to PJ and I will go with what she picks. This is one option.

    and then...


    WTF is that!?
    I did not choose those tiles, and I'm not sure I like them. they look lumpy as in a 3D relief - not ideal for a WC floor.
    I am looking back through my photos in Bunthavorn.. nope I dont have this one.
    She must have picked them and given that number to K.Pot because I am sure it was a flat, light colored tile in that WC.
    Damn! what to do!?

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    Sorry mate but that is some butt ugly tile especially given the theme of your house.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    I'm not sure I like them
    I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Damn! what to do!?

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    lol....they are i think 'pretty grim'

    Words are going to be had with the deputy tile selector.

    She's blissfully unaware and out fishing at the moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    I assume those bolsters are available in Thailand!??

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    TD, must be nice to see progress on some of the less aesthetic stuff, the dull but worthy. I noticed a couple on 90 degs on the blue pipe from the septic to the concrete pipe. Whilst you said it should be liquid so shouldn't matter, it would get me twitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Lol Norton.. the tiles they are taking up in that picture would actually look better in my WC than the ones we currently have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    TD, must be nice to see progress on some of the less aesthetic stuff, the dull but worthy. I noticed a couple on 90 degs on the blue pipe from the septic to the concrete pipe. Whilst you said it should be liquid so shouldn't matter, it would get me twitching.

    Its a good point, NPT... I missed that. it could be a disaster if the septic tank over-filled and ran over.. then there would almost certainly be a problem (knowing my luck).
    We will have to keep an eye on those tanks... that can be one of PJ's jobs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    WTF is that!?
    I did not choose those tiles, and I'm not sure I like them. they look lumpy as in a 3D relief - not ideal for a WC floor.
    I am looking back through my photos in Bunthavorn.. nope I dont have this one.
    She must have picked them and given that number to K.Pot because I am sure it was a flat, light colored tile in that WC.
    Damn! what to do!?
    Now that has cheered a 4.30am start up

    TD, look at it this way, they could be accent tiles, just not in the traditional manner. Traipse through the house admiring the taste and coordination and wham, there's a bit of offset Thainess to bring first a frown and then an unexpected smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Tiles, ceilings, doors and ...WTF is that!?

    and then...


    WTF is that!?
    I did not choose those tiles, and I'm not sure I like them.
    Got to post that again, might have it a me computer wallpaper for a time

    I bet she was thinking, now they are not lime green, pink, bright red or variously a combo of the aforementioned so what can he complain about, i even think he'll like the nod to islamic tiles he's come to love

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    lol....they are i think 'pretty grim'

    Words are going to be had with the deputy tile selector.

    She's blissfully unaware and out fishing at the moment...
    TD make sure you tell us why she chose those tiles. I bet the answer will be that they were cheap.

    When we build our first house back in 2004 I told the missus that she could do whatever she liked but the toilet must be one I can sit on not squat on (still can't squat) so when I first got to use it guess what she had bought a kids toilet, because it was cheaper. I could barely fit my fat arse on it and it was almost as difficult to get off as the squat toilets are to squat on.

    As for the 90 degree bends in your septic overflow, the only time I have had a drain block was at a T joiner, when they glued it together they had left a jagged end on the bit they inserted into the T piece and the long hair got caught on it and eventually built up until it blocked. I originally had a strainer on the drain hole but that got removed because guess what it blocked up with hair all the time.

    I just love living in Thailand where logic gets defied on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    TD make sure you tell us why she chose those tiles. I bet the answer will be that they were cheap.

    As for the 90 degree bends in your septic overflow, the only time I have had a drain block was at a T joiner, when they glued it together they had left a jagged end on the bit they inserted into the T piece and the long hair got caught on it and eventually built up until it blocked. I originally had a strainer on the drain hole but that got removed because guess what it blocked up with hair all the time.

    I just love living in Thailand where logic gets defied on a regular basis.
    Ootai, yes we've got to get the logic on this one re the tiles.

    On the bends, they shouldn't pose and issue but like everything in life a smoother ride is always preferable

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    ^The Global House is selling a great choice of plumbing snakes (augers?). Good to have it on hand for any case...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Now that has cheered a 4.30am start up

    TD, look at it this way, they could be accent tiles, just not in the traditional manner. Traipse through the house admiring the taste and coordination and wham, there's a bit of offset Thainess to bring first a frown and then an unexpected smile.
    I realised long ago best to make house decisions myself, in a nutshell IMO they have lousy taste driven mainly by cost, go to virtually any Thai house, it wont be tasteful! Look at where they were bought up, that is there standard, being harsh with them in the beginning can save a lot of heartache (and cost) later, bless them for trying though

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    Wow what a transformation. It all looks so "Thai" now

    It would bring a smile to anyone's face every time you go up the driveway . Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Now that has cheered a 4.30am start up

    TD, look at it this way, they could be accent tiles, just not in the traditional manner. Traipse through the house admiring the taste and coordination and wham, there's a bit of offset Thainess to bring first a frown and then an unexpected smile.
    That's one way to look at it NPT, and it could work.... or alternatively.... follow the clear instructions in post 1911.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    Got to post that again, might have it a me computer wallpaper for a time

    I bet she was thinking, now they are not lime green, pink, bright red or variously a combo of the aforementioned so what can he complain about, i even think he'll like the nod to islamic tiles he's come to love
    Some Arabic designs are intricate and interesting.... this floor is not one of those!

    I did ask her why those tiles, and its all gone quiet... like she's hurt i would even be questioning the choice!

    Thank God its only a small area, in the upstairs WC... 1. will be reasonably quick / inexpensive to change and 2. not many will actually see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    ^The Global House is selling a great choice of plumbing snakes (augers?). Good to have it on hand for any case...
    Plumbing snakes yes, real snakes no.

    ...I'm not a fan.

    Luckily there are not many snakes in Thailand...

    or spiders..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Dhupp View Post
    Some Arabic designs are intricate and interesting.... this floor is not one of those!

    I did ask her why those tiles, and its all gone quiet... like she's hurt i would even be questioning the choice!

    Thank God its only a small area, in the upstairs WC... 1. will be reasonably quick / inexpensive to change and 2. not many will actually see it!
    TD, my view for what its worth, leave them. She'll feel she's had a say in it and they aren't pink etc; your sacrifice may pay dividends downstream.

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